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Ronaldinho haunted by Barca's exit last season

Ronaldinho is still haunted by Barcelona's early exit from the European Champions League last season.

india Updated: Feb 21, 2006 12:33 IST

Ronaldinho is still haunted by Barcelona's early exit from the European Champions League last season. On Wednesday, the European and FIFA World Player of the Year can make amends when Barcelona travel to Chelsea in the first leg of the European Champions League's first knockout round.



"I still have images in my head of when the game finished in London and we were out," Ronaldinho said. "I do not want this to happen again this year.

"One of the key things is to play our own football and to play how we know. On top of this, to have the second game at the Camp Nou is an advantage we have to make the most of."

Controversy surrounded both legs of last year's match, which Chelsea won 5-4 on aggregate to reach the quarterfinals. Chelsea reached the semifinals, but lost to eventual winner Liverpool. Last year, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho— a former Barcelona assistant— almost overshadowed the result.