BARCELONA legend Andres Iniesta reminded Chelsea fans of the night he denied them a Champions League final – one day after Maurizio Sarri’s men qualified for Europe.
On Sunday Chelsea climbed to third place and after Arsenal drew at home to Brighton the Blues confirmed their return to Europe’s elite for next season.
But as Chelsea fans celebrated their top four finish Spanish midfielder Iniesta reminded the Stamford Bridge faithful of darker times in the Champions League.
The World Cup winner shared a picture of him celebrating the wonder goal he scored in 2009 which knocked Guus Hiddink’s Blues out in the semi-final.
He captioned the post: “10 years after, without words. What a moment.”
Iniesta hammered home a 90th minute equaliser after Chelsea legend Michael Essien’s stunning 25-yard left footed volley opened the lead nine minutes in.
The game will be marred with bad memories for Blues fans as they were denied several penalty appeals by Norweigen referee Tom Henning Ovrebo.
After Iniesta had netted for Barcelona Chelsea saw a last minute handball against Samuel Eto’o waved off.
It prompted midfielder Michael Ballack to chase the referee down the field passionately screaming in the face of Ovrebo with his arms in the air.
After seeing their chances of a Champions League final redemption ripped away, striker Didier Drogba vented his anger raging at the camera: “It’s a f***ing disgrace!”
Chelsea had lost to Manchester United on penalties the season before but in 2012 finally lifted the Champions League trophy after beating Bayern Munich in a shootout.