Liverpool's amazing comeback in Champions League 2005

Liverpool's amazing comeback in Champions League 2005
Moment in which Xabi Alonso scores a penalty on 3-3 (Photo: The vanguard)

Last update November 24, 2019 by Javier Argudo

The world of football is full of deeds and incredible feats. One of the major topics of this sport is that until the referee blows the final everything is possible. One of the examples of what we are saying is Liverpool's amazing comeback in the Champions League final that pitted him to Milan in the year 2005 In Estambul.

This was a Milan very powerful hand Carlo Ancelotti he appeared in the final with a real great team formed by Dida, Cafu, Stan, in this, Maldini, Pirlo, Gatusso, Seedorf, Kaka, Crespo and Shevchenko. The Rossoneri had suffered in the semifinals to eliminate the PSV by an aggregate score of 3-3 but making good the double value of the goals scored away from home.

Meanwhile, el Liverpool de Benitez He is facing the end as a great opportunity to regain the old glories of a successful club needed. The Anfield He not won a Champions (at that time European Cup) since 1984. The Reds formed that night with Dudek, Finnan, Carragher, Hyypia, Traore, Xabi Alonso, Luis García, Gerrard, Riise, Kewell y Baros.

A priori the Italians were favorites and after the first part seen no one could imagine the comeback Liverpool since the break AC Milan He won by a convincing 3-0. Paolo Maldini marked the first very beginning of the game, one minute. Two goals from Argentine Hernán Crespo sentenced practically left the party. Or so it seemed.


In a brilliant start, boys Rafa Benitez they got 3 goals in just 6 minutes (by mediation Gerrard, Smycek and Xabi Alonso penalty) who left the tied end half an hour ahead. The 90 minutes ended in tables so that the final leaving the extension. At that time there were chances for both teams but especially a very clear Ukrainian Shevchenko for him Milan which miraculously it was saved by Dudek, the goalkeeper Liverpool it would be protagonist shortly after.

Finally Champion defined in penalties and that those of Liverpool They were more successful. Dudek He was able to tackle two penalties Pirlo Y Shevchenko plus Serginho He sent another just wide. The incredible comeback Liverpool He made history in making that final one of the craziest living memory. giving the English side their fifth title.

Javier Argudo

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