Chelsea suffered a 3-1 defeat against Real Madrid in their Champions League quarter-finals first leg at the Stamford and the Blues are prepared for the reverse fixture where anything can happen because the game is full of drama, here we will take a look at Chelsea greatest comeback in European football.
Chelsea vs Bruges Stamford Bridge( 1971 Cup Winners’ Cup)
Chelsea went to Belgium and suffered a 2-0 defeat away from home, at Stamford Bridge the Blues put up a dramatic show to beat Bruges 4-0.
Chelsea scored an early goal and later on, in the second half the home team got another goal and the game went on to extra time.
The Blues were able to score two more goals and the game was settled without a penalty shootout.
Chelsea went on to beat Real Madrid in the finals.
Chelsea 2-2 Barcelona 2012 semi-final, Camp Nou
This match was one of the best comebacks for the Blues, Chelsea won the first leg of the encounter 1-0 at Stamford Bridge and the reverse fixture was at the Camp Nou.
Frank Lampard, John Terry, Didier Droga and co have to face the fearsome Barcelona team who parades the likes of Leo Messi, Iniesta, Xavi, and Busquets.
Busquets scored the opener and Barcelona the aggregate became 1-1, Terry was given his marching order as things began to get worse for Chelsea but Ramirez pull one for the away team to make it 2-1 on aggregate, Chelsea fans were on the edge of their seat when Barcelona was awarded a penalty but the Argentine attacker rattled it against the pole.
Barcelona showed more desperation to win this tie with a Chelsea defender clearing a goal-bound ball off the line and on the other end Fernando Torres circled Victor Valdes to make it 3-2.
Chelsea sat deep at still got the job done with all stats in favour of Barcelona.
Chelsea 4-4 Ajax, Stamford Bridge (2019 UCL Group Stage)
This game is one of the most explosive games Chelsea has played in the Champions League with both teams scoring each other in the opening five minutes of the game.
Ajax came out smoking as the Eredivisie team was out to seek revenge for their 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in the third round of the group stage game.
The Dutch side went on to score two more goals before the end of the first half to make it 3-1 at the end of the first half.
At the start of the second half, Ajax got another goal to put the tie to rest but Chelsea had another plan.
Chelsea managed to pull one back via Cesar Azpilicueta and a controversial sending off of two Ajax defenders opened the flood gate as Jorginho scored from the spot and Reece James scored for the home team to make it 4-4.
Chelsea 2-0 PSG (2014 UCL Quarterfinal)
Chelsea took a trip to Parc des Princes and was beaten with a 3-1 scoreline as their qualification to the semi-finals look to be on the line.
Chelsea needed to score two goals or more to remain in the competition.
Things went from bad to worse when Eden Hazard suffered an injury and was substituted.
Andre Schurrle scored in the first half before Chelsea, the home team was denied by the woodwork on various occasions before Demba Ba scrambled in a late goal to secure Jose Mourinho’s men a place in the semi-finals.
Chelsea 4-1 Napoli (5-4 AGG,2012 UCL Quarter-Final)
Chelsea went to Naples and suffered a 3-1 defeat in the hands of the Italian team in the first leg of the Quarterfinals and the London based club produced a great comeback to secure a spot in the semi-finals under Roberto Di Matteo after the sack of Andreas Villas-Boas.
The clash went to extra-time following a goal each from Didier Drogba, John Terry, and Frank Lampard. it was Branislav Ivanovic’s goal that seal the victory for the Stamford outfit.
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