This depicts the Liverpool side, managed by Rafael Benitez, that, in 2005, fought back from losing 3 – 0 at half time in the Champions’ League final to AC Milan to draw level and dramatically win the trophy after a penalty shoot out on a memorable night in Istanbul.

Milan were regarded as favourites before the match and took the lead within the first minute through captain Paolo Maldini. Milan striker Hernán Crespo added two more goals before half-time to make it 3–0. In the second half Liverpool launched a comeback and scored three goals in a dramatic six-minute spell to level the scores at 3–3, with goals from Steven Gerrard, Vladimír Šmicer and Xabi Alonso. The scores remained the same during extra time, and a penalty shoot-out was required to decide the champions. The score was 3–2 to Liverpool when Andriy Shevchenko's penalty was saved by Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek. Thus Liverpool won their fifth European Cup, were awarded the trophy permanently, and claimed a multiple-winner badge. Liverpool's comeback gave rise to the final being known as the Miracle of Istanbul, and is regarded as one of the greatest finals in the history of the tournament

 

1. Steve Finnan
2. Dietmar “Didi” Hamann
3. Jerzy Dudek
4. Djimi Traore
5. Luis Garcia
6. Xabi Alonso
7. Sami Hyypia
8. John Arne Riise
9. Harry Kewell
10. Vladimir Smicer
11. Djibril Cisse
12. Milan Baros
13. Champions League Trophy
14. Steven Gerrard 
15. Jamie Carragher
16. Rafael Benitez

 

 

Turkey Shootout

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