Remembering Frank Lampard's performance v Liverpool in '08 Champions League semi-final

Frank Lampard's penalty saw Chelsea on their way to the Champions League final

The year 2008 was a golden one for English football and the Premier League.

Three of the division's teams qualified for the Champions League semi-finals that year, with Chelsea and Manchester United eventually meeting in Moscow.

United were pitted against Barcelona in the final four and eventually prevailed 1-0 on aggregate, while Chelsea took on Liverpool in a truly epic encounter.

The first leg between the English giants at Anfield saw the Blues secure a 1-1 draw, setting up an epic clash at Stamford Bridge.

Didier Drogba gave Chelsea the lead, before Fernando Torres struck to take the tie to extra-time.

Frank Lampard then stepped up to deliver the decisive blow, firing home from the spot to cap off one of the Champions League's greatest ever performances.

A defensive rock and a beast in attack, Lampard's highlights from that night - which you can watch below - are an absolute joke.

Lampard's emotional celebration after his goal was due to the tragic passing of his mother just days before the game.

Drogba then added a third for Chelsea shortly after, before Ryan Babel's stunning long-range effort setup a nervy finish.

But Chelsea held out to qualify for their first ever Champions League final, a game in which Lampard would find the back of the net once again.

However, John Terry's slip in the penalty shootout saw United prevail in the rain out in Russia.

John Terry slips in Moscow

It was a cruel end to what was really a tumultuous season for the Blues, one which saw Jose Mourinho leave the club by mutual consent in September 2007.

Avram Grant's failure to secure the Holy Grail of the Champions League saw him fired three days after the final, a fitting end to what was Chelsea's first campaign without silverware in four years.

But regardless of Roman Abramovich's managerial carousel, Lampard's magical display against Liverpool will simply never be forgotten - a true legend.

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