Ten-man Barcelona denied Chelsea of a place in the Champions League final in the cruelest of fashions with a 93rd-minute away goal at Stamford Bridge.
A stunning first-half volley from Michael Essien looked to have earned Chelsea victory and set up a repeat of last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Champions League final against Manchester United, where they could seek their revenge.
But Andres Iniesta beat Petr Cech in the third minute of added time to send the Spanish bench and their fans delirious and leave Guus Hiddink heartbroken.
At the final whistle, ChelseaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s players gathered around referee Tom Ovrebo, who had waved away at least four penalty appeals during the game.
The scenes descended into anger when Drogba came out of the tunnel to confront the Norwegian official and was shown a yellow card.
Ovrebo had a poor game and was marshaled down to the tunnel by Chelsea stewards as Drogba continued to complain about his performance.