'Tables were being smashed' - John Obi Mikel opens up on 2009 Champions League semi-final chaos
Chelsea exited the 2009 Champions League in acrimonious circumstances after being denied a series of penalties before Barcelona scored a stoppage-time equaliser that sent the Spanish club through on away goals. John Obi Mikel, an unused substitute that evening, has opened up on the carnage that followed the full-time whistle.
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John Obi Mikel has spoken of the "chaos" that followed Chelsea’s infamous 2009 Champions League semi-final tie with Barcelona.
After a 0-0, first-leg draw at the Nou Camp, Chelsea were on course for their second consecutive final as they lead Barcelona 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.
But after they were denied numerous penalty shouts throughout 90 minutes, the home side and its supporters were aggrieved to see Andres Iniesta hit a stoppage-time equaliser for Barcelona that sent the Spanish side through to the final on away goals, a result that Blues striker Didier Drogba labelled a "f******g disgrace" on the night.