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March 08, 2006

Ronaldinho got his revenge

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It was the most awaited match. Since the last year's Champions League when Chelsea defeated Barcelona. This time Barca eliminated Chelsea after a victory in the first leg and a draw on the Camp Nou stadium.

Ronaldinho got a great goal in the 78th minute to give host Barcelona a 1-1 draw with Chelsea and put the Spanish league leaders into the final eight 3-2 on aggregate. Frank Lampard converted a penalty for Chelsea in injury time.

With Barcelona holding Chelsea scoreless into the final minutes, the hosts didn't need to score to advance. But Ronaldinho - the FIFA world player of the year - wasn't satisfied with that.

Taking a pass from Samuel Eto'o, the Brazilian skipped into the area, barged past Chelsea defender John Terry and drove the ball past the diving Petr Cech.

After the game his voice was full of joy. "There's nothing better than winning a game like this one," Ronaldinho said.