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10 years since the goal that changed everything for Barça

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10 years since the goal that changed everything for Barça

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On May 6th, 2009 Andres Iniesta won a place in the hearts of Barcelona fans forever, if he didn't already have it. His goal at Stamford Bridge marks the history of the club, the Champions League and his legacy.

Eto'o's poor control, Essien's poor clearance, led to Messi stealing possession. The '10' flirted with the shot, didn't catch it clearly and looked back. Iniesta put an end to things, deciding to be a legend.

He wrote 6th May 2009 into history with a goal that we remember as Guardiola's Barcelona even today.

Because without that goal, who knows what would have happened. As iconic as the shot was, no less unforgettable was Guardiola's sideline sprint.

Guardiola didn't know what to do with himself: he was living his first great moment as an Azulgrana.

While it was Belletti's goal that catapulted Barcelona to the top (a Champions League final), without Iniesta, without that right foot, nothing would have happened.

"Fate wanted the ball to go in," he stated, having recently announced his retirement.

The 'Guardiola era' began and Iniesta forged his name among the stars. Then came his World Cup goal, he got used to living in the spotlight. The quiet guy, the magician from Fuentealbilla.

What a goal you scored, Andrés. Ten years have passed and Barcelona still remembers it as if it were yesterday.

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