Remembering the greatest refereeing controversy in Chelsea - Barcelona clash
- Highly-controversial refereeing from Ovrebo caused frustration for Chelsea fans.
- The Norwegian turned down at least 4 penalty appeals.
- Barcelona managed to equalize and make it to the CL final on away goal rule thanks to Iniesta's wonderful strike.
Barcelona are set to face Chelsea on Tuesday, July 23 in our first pre-season friendly of this summer.
10 years ago though, things didn't look such friendly when Tom Henning Ovrebo inspired rage within Chelsea players and fans.
The two sides played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg at Camp Nou and the Catalans were worrying about their chances to progress.
Later on, during the decisive fixture at Stamford Bridge, the controversial ref declined as many as 4 penalty appeals, allowing us to pull off late equalizer from Andres Iniesta that saw Pep Guardiola's team progress to the final where we soon beat Alex Ferguson's Man United, 2-0.
Were you watching this game back in 2009?