Snap shot: Juve snatch last-eight spot from Werder

Nine years on from this dramatic photo, the players are in China, India, Finland; three have retired and one took up wrestling. Find out who they were and where they are now.

Juventus and Bremen players react to Emerson's goal
Juventus and Bremen players react to Emerson's goal ©AFP

"It is all my fault," said 24-year-old Tim Wiese. "It was my best-ever performance until that happened." SV Werder Bremen were two minutes away from reaching the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the first time when Wiese dropped the ball at the feet of Emerson. The Brazilian rolled it into the empty net to seal an away-goals triumph for Juventus, who bowed out against Arsenal FC in the last eight.

1. Alessandro Del Piero
Del Piero is a bona fide Juventus great. He wore the Bianconeri shirt for 19 seasons, setting club records for most appearances (705) and goals (289). Nicknamed 'Pinturicchio' after a famous painter, the No10 won the 1996 UEFA Champions League (he was also runner-up three times), eight Scudettos and helped Italy to 2006 FIFA World Cup glory. He ended his long stay in Turin in 2012 to move to Australia and, now 40, is still playing in India.

2. Fabio Cannavaro
The last defender to win the Ballon d'Or, Cannavaro was rated one of the best of his generation. He captained Italy to their 2006 World Cup final triumph on what was his 100th Azzurri outing and quit the national-team stage in 2010 with 136 caps. The centre-back also lifted the 1999 UEFA Cup with Parma FC after leaving home-town club SSC Napoli, and landed two Liga titles with Real Madrid CF between spells at Juventus. He currently coaches Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande FC.

From 1993: Bremen's brilliant fightback
From 1993: Bremen's brilliant fightback

3. Tim Wiese
Wiese's best years came with Werder between 2005 and 2012. A UEFA Champions League regular, he made his Germany debut in 2008 and in 2009 he won the German Cup and lost the UEFA Cup final. The goalkeeper's career took a downward turn following his 2012 transfer to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim – and he was third choice when he left in January 2014. By that point he was already focusing on body-building and he's now contemplating a wrestling career having taken part in a WWE show in Frankfurt.

4. Federico Balzaretti
An attack-minded left-back, Balzaretti started out at Torino FC before crossing town to join Juventus on a free in 2005. He lasted two seasons, then switched to ACF Fiorentina before shining at US Città di Palermo, making his Italy debut just prior to his 29th birthday. An important member of the Italian squad at UEFA EURO 2012, he subsequently headed to AS Roma but a serious thigh injury has put his career in doubt. He is 33.

5. Patrick Owomoyela
Owomoyela made his name with DSC Arminia Bielefeld after foregoing a promising basketball career to concentrate on football before stints at leading clubs Werder and Borussia Dortmund. He lifted two Bundesliga titles and a German Cup with BVB and was capped 11 times by Germany. The right-back, who could also operate in defensive midfield, wound down his playing days in the reserve teams at Dortmund and Hamburger SV, retiring last summer.

Arsenal outgun Juve in the quarters
Arsenal outgun Juve in the quarters

6. Petri Pasanen
The centre-back played close to 150 Bundesliga games during seven years at Werder. He arrived in Bremen in 2004 having won the Dutch double with AFC Ajax and would be named Finnish footballer of the year in 2008. He landed another double with FC Salzburg in 2012 and, after turning out for AGF Aarhus, the 76-cap Pasanen returned home to play for FC Lahti last summer. Now 34, he combines playing with co-commentating on Finnish television.

7. Christian Schulz
Defensive specialist Schulz established himself as a firm fans' favourite after emerging from the Werder youth academy. He spent 12 years at the club, winning the German double in 2004, yet lost his left-back spot to Pierre Womé in 2006/07, eventually prompting a move to Hannover 96. There he remains, contracted until summer 2016. Aged 31, he picked up the last of his four Germany caps in August 2010.

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