2009 Champions League Semi-final ~ Chelsea vs FC Barcelona (Full Classic Match)


TDownload the classic match Chelsea vs Barcelona 2008/09 Champions League Semi Finalhis game is a disgrace.

At least, that’s how one of the losing team’s players described it afterwards. There’s no denying that the referee played a major role in this classic game between Hiddink’s robust Chelsea and Guardiola’s tiki-taka Barcelona.

The diffence between the two teams couldn’t have been clearer than in the first leg played in the Camp Nou. To deal with Barcelona’s inevitable dominance of the ball, Hiddink decided to leave the ball completely to Pep’s team, and instead focus on controlling space. Or ‘parking the bus’ to use a less friendly term. Not a bad choice given that Chelsea’s squad is packed with tall, heavy and strong players. Hiddink’s strategy proved successful in the Camp Nou, where Barca failed to break Chelsea’s wall: 0-0.

But to progress to the final, the English needed a win at Stamford Bridge. The confrontation that ensued is a modern day classic that still has consequences for how the two teams are perceived today. The scenes that occured after the 90 minute mark are an absolute highlight in Champions League history.


Line-ups:

Chelsea
Cech – Bosingwa, Alex, Terry, Cole – Essien, Ballack, Malouda, Lampard – Anelka, Drogba.
Coach: Guus Hiddink

FC Barcelona
Valdes – Dani Alves, Pique, Toure, Abidal – Busquets, Xavi, Keita – Iniesta, Eto’o, Messi
Coach: Pep Guardiola

Download links

First Half – http://rapidgator.net/file/69516840/2009_-_Chelsea_x_Barcelona_-_1st_half.mkv.html
Second Half – http://rapidgator.net/file/69516310/2009_-_Chelsea_x_Barcelona_-_2nd_half.mkv.html

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  1. #1 by Mark on November 10, 2011 - 03:08

    I like that you insist on not posting spoilers, even for games that 99% of people remember vividly. Keep it up, there might be some famous matches that i won’t know the outcome of, and watching games in ignorance is always more exciting.

  2. #2 by Gláuber on November 11, 2011 - 19:19

    Great upload, thanks!
    There is just a small problem with the first link: although it is written correctly, it goes to the same page as the second link when you click on it.

  3. #3 by 4Dfoot on November 11, 2011 - 21:10

    You’re right! Thanks, it’s now been fixed.

  4. #4 by abhi on December 2, 2012 - 22:17

    one problem
    “Download not available
    File owner’s public traffic exhausted.”

  5. #5 by Rim on May 20, 2014 - 18:44

    up all matches to mega.co.nz

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