In the 2009 Champions League quarterfinals, Chelsea faced English rival Liverpool for the fifth consecutive season in the Champions League.
In the first leg at Anfield, Chelsea were able to win on a brace by Branislav Ivanović and a goal by Didier Drogba to give the Blues a 3-1 win.
With this result in the second leg at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool would need to get three unanswered away goals in order to advance and would have to do so without captain Steven Gerrard.
However, Liverpool were able to get goals by Fábio Aurélio on a free kick, and Xabi Alonso on a penalty and at the half, Liverpool only needed one more goal to take the lead on aggregate.
In the second half, Drogba, Alex, and Frank Lampard were all able to score in a 25-minute span, giving Chelsea a 3-2 lead and it appeared that Liverpool were eliminated.
But just seven minutes later, Liverpool were able to get goals by Lucas and Dirk Kuyt to take a 4-3 lead, and needed just one more goal to take the lead on away goals.
But Lampard responded to this with a goal in the 89th minute, tying the match at four, which became the final score as Chelsea advanced 7-5 on aggregate over Liverpool to go onto the Champions League semifinal. against Barcelona.