Chelsea have fought back from three goals down to rescue a 4-4 draw with nine-man Ajax Amsterdam on a drama-filled Tuesday night in the UEFA Champions League.
The Blues’ 4-4 draw with the Dutch champions was the highlight of the action, with Chelsea trailing 4-1 after an hour at Stamford Bridge before turning the contest on its head.
Ajax, semi-finalists in last season’s Champions League, led early from a Tammy Abraham own goal but Chelsea levelled two minutes thanks to a Jorginho spotkick.
Chelsea won a penalty on a play where both of Ajax’s centre-backs, Daley Blind and Joel Veltman, were sent off, with Jorginho converting again to make it 3-2 in the 71st minute.
The hosts levelled when youngster Reece James volleyed home emphatically from a set-piece as Stamford Bridge erupted.
The home fans thought they’d won it when Azpilicueta rifled home, but he was deemed by the VAR to have handled the ball when controlling it.
Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund also fought back from an early deficit, to record a 3-2 win over Internazionale in Germany.
Lautaro Martinez and Matias Vecino had earned Inter a 2-0 half-time lead but BVB hit back in the second 45.