2005 Champions League Round of 16 ~ Chelsea vs Barcelona (Full Classic Match)


Barcelona vs Chelsea 2005This is the return game of the tie that lay the seeds for the rivalry that still dominates European football: Mourinho vs Barcelona.

José Mourinho had won the Champions League with FC Porto in 2004 and was quickly snapped up by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to head his new project. Receiving the reigns over one of the most expensive collection of players in history, Mourinho instilled a strong discipline and excellent organization that made Chelsea the best team in England.

But Abramovich wanted more than just domestic glory. His real aim was winning the Champions League. Small problem: Chelsea’s first obstacle in the KO phase of that tournament was the best footballing side in Europe: FC Barcelona.

Starring Ronaldinho, Eto’o and Deco, Barcelona impressed by playing extremely attacking football spiced with Ronaldinho’s incomparable wizardry.

Yet, in the first leg of the tie, Chelsea surprisingly managed to grab the lead in the Camp Nou. The Londoners proceeded to defend it with all their might as Barcelona attacked and attacked. The Catalans were ultimately rewarded for their efforts thanks to a goal and assist from the unlikely Maxi Lopez: 2-1.

Mourinho, not for the last time, felt stolen. Robbed by the referee Anders Frisk who had sent off Didier Drogba. ‘The Special One’ started the type of drama that would accompany many of his games with Barcelona, by accusing Rijkaard of meeting with Frisk during half-time.

But for all the discussion that followed in the media, the 2-1 defeat couldn’t be erased. It meant Chelsea had to attack on Stamford Bridge.

And attack they would. A game with so much drama, goals, magic and tension that it’s unquestionably one of the all-time classics in the Champions League.

Line-ups:

Chelsea
Cech – Ferreira, Carvalho, Terry, Gallas – Makelele, Lampard, Cole – Duff, Gudjohnsen, Kezman
Coach: José Mourinho

Barcelona
Valdes – Belletti, Puyol, Oleguer, Van Bronckhorst – Xavi, Gerard, Deco – Ronaldinho, Eto’o, Iniesta
Coach: Frank Rijkaard

Download Links

First Half
Part 1 – http://rapidgator.net/file/69513496/2005_-_Chelsea_-_Barcelona_-_1_(4Dfoot.com).part1.rar.html
Part 2 – http://rapidgator.net/file/69513368/2005_-_Chelsea_-_Barcelona_-_1_(4Dfoot.com).part2.rar.html

Second Half
Part 1 – http://rapidgator.net/file/69509946/2005_-_Chelsea_-_Barcelona_-_2_(4Dfoot.com).part1.rar.html
Part 2 – http://rapidgator.net/file/69513005/2005_-_Chelsea_-_Barcelona_-_2_(4Dfoot.com).part2.rar.html

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  1. #1 by Gláuber on December 14, 2011 - 00:29

    Nice! But the first half is “temporarily unavailable” according to megaupload.

  2. #2 by 4Dfoot on December 14, 2011 - 02:06

    Yes, that’s a typical Megaupload issue. Sometimes refreshing a few times helps, but it can also take a day before it becomes available.

  3. #3 by chris on January 2, 2012 - 22:57

    At the end of the match Terry said that Ronaldinho scored a lucky goal.
    So disrespectful, I’m glad that fool will never win a CL.

  4. #4 by Rasool on February 18, 2012 - 15:41

    Hi dude

    Thanks for Up this match

    Can You up These full Match Please :
    1) Champions League QF 2nd_leg_-_Barcelona_vs_Chelsea-16_April_2000
    2) CL_QF_1st_leg Chelsea_vs_Barcelona_-_5_April_2000

    Thank you again …

  5. #5 by Nanu on June 11, 2012 - 16:27

    Hahahaha comment no. 3 by Chris , you were saying?

  6. #6 by chris on June 12, 2012 - 20:33

    Chelsea won, no thanks to John Terry.

  7. #7 by chrisisasadloser on August 7, 2012 - 16:55

    Chris — Terry scored a goal against Napoli that helped them progress to the QF against Benfica where he put in a solid defensive performance. And he put in quite a display in the first leg against barcelona as well.
    You can try and deny it all you want, but he played a big part in getting them to the final.

  8. #8 by barca96 on October 22, 2012 - 07:47

    I echo Rasool’s wishes. I have also been scouting around the net for years looking for those memorable matches of Barca vs Chelsea around Millenium.

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