Six of the greatest ever Champions League finals

Barcelona celebrate with the UEFA Champions League Trophy

There have been a number of iconic finals since the Champions League rebrand back for the 1992/93 season.

Will Tottenham v Liverpool be another?

As the all-English clash closes in, we take a quick look at the best finals the competition has served up over the past 26 years.

2005: Liverpool 3-3 Milan (AET, Liverpool win on penalties)

One of the greatest comebacks of all time, Liverpool were three goals down at half-time but fought back to force the game to penalties.

The historic moment?

Jerzy Dudek’s wobbly leg routine during the shootout.

2011: Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United

Wayne Rooney’s consolation wasn’t enough as Pep Guardiola’s side blew United away. Pedro, Messi, Villa secured the trophy.

The historic moment?

Lionel Messi’s absolute belter.

1999: Manchester United 2-1 Bayern Munich

Staring defeat in the face, Manchester United scored twice in the 90th minute to snatch the trophy away from the German giants.

The historic moment?

‘Baby-faced assassin’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer flicking the ball into the roof of the net.

2014: Real Madrid 4-1 Atlético Madrid (AET)

Atlético led for so long but Real Madrid scored a last minute goal through Sergio Ramos to force extra-time. From there, it was plain sailing.

The historic moment?

Man of the match Ángel Di María tearing Atlético apart to create the second Madrid goal.

1994: Barcelona 0-4 Milan

Barcelona were the favourites against Fabio Capello’s Milan but the result was the joint-most one-sided the Champions League/European Cup has ever seen.

The historic moment?

A glorious lob from Dejan Savićević to make it 3-0.

1997: Dortmund 3-1 Juventus

Underdogs on the day, Dortmund stunned Juventus in Munich despite Alessandro Del Piero’s sumptuous flicked finish.

The historic moment?

Lars Ricken stepping off the bench at 20 years old to score with his first touch.

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