Jose Bosingwa: "I don't regret my ban following Chelsea's 2009 Champions League exit to Barcelona"

Jose Bosingwa
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Chelsea have been involved in some fiery Champions League ties over the last two decades, but perhaps none more so than their 2009 semi-final encounter with Barcelona.

A tense 0-0 draw in Camp Nou's first leg clash set up a potential humdinger at Stamford Bridge; a game which saw referee Tom Henning Ovrebo heavily criticised for his performance. Following Michael Essien's ninth minute wonder strike – and Barca defender Eric Abidal's second half dismissal – Chelsea believed they were on course for a second straight final, only to see a number of big decisions go against them. 

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