Chelsea V Juventus Champions League Preview: The Blues' 2-2 Draw In 2009 (VIDEO)

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Chelsea's sole meeting with Juventus on the continent ahead of Wednesday night's clash came during the Blues' route to that heartbreaking semi-final defeat on away goals to Barcelona in the 2008/09 Champions League round-of-16.

One-nil up from the first leg at Stamford Bridge - naturally courtesy of the talismanic Didier Drogba - the Blues fell behind twice at Juve's interim home, the Stadio Olimpico, but twice recovered thanks to Michael Essien and Drogba.

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Vincenzo Iaquinta and the iconic Alessandro del Piero both registered for Juve, meaning that tonight's fixture is bereft of the game's four goalscorers three-and-a-half-years on.

For the Bianconeri, it marks the last time they played in the knockout phase of the competition. Their shock elimination at the group stage the following campaign pre-dated their two-year absence from the Champions League.

But now Italy's most successful domestic side are back after winning last season's Scudetto without losing a game.

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