It was the footballing version of The Alamo.
Barcelona were relentless, the Blues facing attack after attack, overwhelming pressure that would have seen most teams buckle under the weight of it.
All the odds were stacked against the 10 men of Chelsea Tuesday night as they valiantly tried to keep possibly the greatest team ever assembled at bay.
But keep them at bay they did, producing a night that the stuff of dreams are made of.
Here are five unlikely heroes who will now be entered into club folklore.
Who'd have thought it?