Best UEFA Champions League Matches In History
Champions League Matches - The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious competition in football. The Best teams in Europe are drawn from a hat, and a mix of underdogs and giants compete for a spot in the final.
The Champions League's allure is its unpredictable nature. Anything may happen, and while some seasons are more predictable than others, there is always some crazy football to be found.
You can find everything here, including all the twists and turns, drama, action, and the most incredible occurrences! When it comes to UEFA, the greatest of the best.
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Manchester United pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in sports history to win the 1999 Champions League final, which gave birth to the first ever English Treble.
Bayern Munich took control of the game early on, with Mario Basler scoring from a free kick in the sixth minute, and they had several more fantastic chances but failed to score.
However, in stoppage time, substitutes Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored twice from David Beckham corners to give Manchester United a 2-1 victory in the Champions League final.
Manchester United vs Bayern Munich 2-1 - UCL Final 1999 - HD
PSV Eindhoven's chances of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League last 16 were kept alive by a late goal from Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink in a 1-1 draw against AS Monaco FC at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday.
PSV must battle for their Champions League life against RC Deportivo La Corua on Matchday 6, while the French squad will join Real Madrid CF and Juventus FC in the last 16.
The game appeared to be slipping away from ten-man PSV after Fernando Morientes' first-half score, but they were given additional hope when Monaco's Andreas Zikos was sent off seven minutes from time for a second bookable offence.
Vennegoor of Hesselink leapt to head in Arjen Robben's right-wing cross from the subsequent free-kick, sending the travelling supporters into pandemonium.
The Netherlands had a strong start to the second half, but were given a big blow just five minutes in when Theo Lucius was sent out for a second yellow card.
The midfielder received a yellow card for taking a free kick on the edge of the Monaco penalty area before the referee blew his whistle.
Kezman could only shake his head in disappointment as his retaken kick bounced off the wall and sailed barely wide of the right-hand post.
In one of the most spectacular cup finals in history, Liverpool staged a comeback to win the Champions League for the sixth time in Istanbul.
AC Milan took a 3-0 lead early in the game, thanks to a goal from Paolo Maldini and two goals from Hernán Crespo, in what seemed to be a terrible position for Liverpool.
However, inside the first 15 minutes of the second half, Liverpool rallied with three goals of their own, with Steven Gerrard, Vladimr Micer, and Xabi Alonso all scoring to tie the game 3-3 and force extra time.
After extra time proved fruitless, the final was decided on penalties, which Liverpool won 3-2 to claim their fifth Champions League title in a match that no Liverpool fan will ever forget.
To begin, two of the continent's behemoths put on a show of epic proportions in an age when both teams had periods of unprecedented success.
Real Madrid, the defending European champions, entered the match with the "Galacticos" squad in full flight, with a star-studded cast led by Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane, who was in fine form.
The match was a brave effort by Manchester United to overcome perhaps the best team in the world at the time, but it was all in vain.
Sir Alex Ferguson's side conceded early at Old Trafford before rallying to win 4-3.
The biggest highlight of a seven-goal drama at the Theatre of Dreams, when the home supporters were delivered a nightmare of an aggregate defeat, was a Ronaldo hat-trick against an inexperienced Fabien Barthez.
The last time Dynamo Kiev moved past the group stage of the Champions League was in 1998-99, when they reached the semifinals but were unable to advance any further.
They may have made it to the final if it hadn't been for a tenacious group of well-structured Bavarians, but they lost in the second leg of their semifinal match against Bayern Munich.
With goals from Andriy Shevchenko and Kakha Kaladze, the Ukrainian team took a shockingly big stride into the lead.
Just before halftime, Michael Tarnat provided Bayern with a world-class free kick from 35 yards.
Despite the first half's high quality of play, the second half was just as interesting, if not more so, as three more goals, including a late, late equalizer (courtesy of Carsten Jancker), pulled the German visitors back to level pegs at the Olympic Stadium.
Anyone who tries to paint Roy Keane as a con artist should face the consequences.
United came back from a 2-0 deficit after 11 minutes thanks to Keane's outstanding effort. He missed the final due to a booking, but United would not have made it without his goal and role in the Juve midfield, which prompted a spectacular comeback.
The Champions League Final was one of the most passionate and nerve-wracking in recent memory.
Chelsea won the Champions League for the first time after defeating Bayern Munich in a thrilling penalty shootout at the Allianz Arena.
Bayern Munich were on the verge of winning on home soil until Didier Drogba leveled the game with a bullet header at the finish before coolly converted the deciding spot-kick.
The event that brought Chelsea their greatest anguish four years ago in Moscow when they lost on penalties to Manchester United, has now brought them their greatest glory in their 107-year existence.
Chelsea's first penalty was missed by Juan Mata, but David Luiz, Frank Lampard, and Ashley Cole all converted. Bayern's Philipp Lahm, Mario Gomez, and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer all scored goals.
When Cech denied Ivica Olic and Bastian Schweinsteiger struck the post, Chelsea found themselves on the verge of losing, and Drogba was handed his chance.
He was cool as he slid the ball past Neuer, setting off wild celebrations among Chelsea's players, staff, and fans.
Bayern Munich vs Chelsea 1-1 (Pens 3-4) Highlights & Goals - Final UCL 2011/2012 | HD 1080p
Arsenal scored twice in five minutes late in the game to stun Champions League favourites Barcelona on a night to remember at the Emirates.
Barcelona appeared to be on track to take a crucial lead into the second leg of this last-16 tie at the Nou Camp, as they held on to David Villa's first-half lead.
The Catalans squandered opportunities to increase their position, with Lionel Messi an unexpected offender, opening the way for Arsenal to keep their ambitions of reaching the quarter-finals alive in dramatic manner.
On this fantastic night, the Emirates Stadium was rocking as the North Londoners produced an unbelievable comeback to claim a home win against what would become renowned as the finest ever club football team to grace the globe.
ARSHAVIIIIIIIIN! | Arsenal 2-1 Barcelona | Champions League highlights | Feb 16, 2011
Chelsea won the final 1–0, claiming their second UEFA Champions League trophy. Kai Havertz scored the game's only goal late in the first half.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player in history to win the UEFA Champions League five times, first with Manchester United in 2008 and then with Real Madrid in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Since its beginning in 1955, the competition has been won by a total of 22 teams, with Real Madrid being the only side to win it thirteen times, including the first five. Milan, Bayern Munich, and Liverpool are the only other clubs to have reached 10 or more finals.
The Uefa Champions League is the most significant club football competition in the world, and each year we are surprised by the best matches we have.
For example, in 2022, the Real Madrid vs Manchester City Semifinal match will be remembered for the high level of football played.
What do you think, what was your favorite UEFA Champions League match in history? Let people know in the comments about your favourite team and moments you will always remember.