Remembering this sublime Ronaldinho goal for Barcelona against Chelsea

Who remembers this goal from Ronaldinho for Barcelona against Chelsea in the Champions League.  It was chosen by Jack Lang in his favourite football shirt interview.

Chelsea lost the 1st leg 2-1 and were coming up against Frank Rijkaard’s Barclona team led by Ronaldinho, Eto’o and Iniesta. Chelsea had an eclectic front 3 of Gudjohnsen, Kezman and Damien Duff. The game started off at a nuts pace with 4 goals in the first 27 mins before Ronaldinho did something incredible. Here is Jack Lang’s description of that goal:

Not because it’s especially beautiful, but because it actually took a replay or two to work out what he’d done. It was almost an optical illusion of a goal… and it’s no wonder Cech couldn’t save it if TV audiences could barely understand it.

Chelsea would go on to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League against eventual winners Liverpool and win the Premier League, while Barca would go on to win La Liga.

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