When Chelsea host Manchester United on Wednesday, in the first leg of the quarter finals of the Champions League, memories will invariably go back to that night at Moscow in 2008.
A weeping John Terry, drenched in Moscow rain, is the first image to strike the mind on looking back to the 2008 final. Why he wept is an infamous story. Scores were tied after extra-time and the game went into penalties. Chelsea were on the verge claiming their first Champions League trophy and with captain John Terry stepping up to take the decisive kick, it all seemed perfect for Chelsea fans. However, Terry slipped at the crucial moment and his strike went out off post. Anelka went on to miss the decisive penalty and Chelsea's champions league pursuit continued. They were shattered and Terry's weeping was on the front pages of all the daily's the next morning.
Three years on, the two sides meet again in the same competition, albeit not in the final. Chelsea, however much their players insist the contrary, will be out for revenge. Not much has changed for the London side who still have a majority of the players who experienced the miseries of 2008 final in their roster.