The Champions League is a rich competition in historic games and recent years have seen a series of unbelievable twists and turns. In this competition, the knockout stages are always exciting, the status worth nothing and there are many examples of unbelievable outcomes. We chose those that for us are the five biggest moments of the race.
5 - Manchester United v Bayern Munich
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started writing his history at Manchester United in golden letters in 1999 after contributed decisively to winning the competition. In Barcelona, ??with 90,000 fans at Camp Nou, Bayern Munich opened the game with a 6th-minute goal and maintained the advantage until the 84th minute, when the Manchester team woke up and in just 101 seconds solved the final. Solskjaer, who had started on the bench, scored the second goal of the Red Devils that gives the title to Red Devils in one of the most dramatic finals of the competition history.
4 - Ajax vs Tottenham
The 2019 semi-finals were marked by an exciting second leg of the tie between Ajax and Tottenham. Ajax was better in both the first and second games. They won (1-0) in London and playing at his stadium blinded to lead for 2-0 (3-0 on aggregate), but the unthinkable happened in just 30 minutes. Lucas Moura scored three goals and put Tottenham in the Champions League final. It was perhaps the most memorable game in the club's history.
3- Liverpool vs AC Milan
The 2005 Champions League final looked set to be a nightmare for Liverpool. Against AC Milan, Rafa Benítez's men finished the first 45 minutes 3-0 down and without weapons to counter the Italian giant, but everything changed in the second half. Gerrard led the team to a draw, forcing an extra time and the penalties tiebreak. Istanbul was never the same again.
2- Liverpool vs Barcelona
Lionel Messi showed off at a stratospheric level in the first leg that ended with Barcelona winning 3-0, but the Argentine star knew the job was not done. At Anfield, Klopp's Liverpool achieved a historic turnaround, while Barça wrote one of the darkest chapters in its history. The way Arnold takes the corner that origins Liverpool's fourth goal will go down in competition history forever.
1- Barcelona vs PSG
In 2017 Barcelona was near to being out of the competition's quarter-finals for the first time in 10 years after suffering a humiliating 4-0 defeat against PSG in the first leg. In 213 attempts, any team had ever managed to turn a negative 4-0 result, but that Barcelona did it. Not only did, but they raise the level of difficulty by allowing PSG to score at Camp Nou, which forced Barça to score at least six goals. Sergi Roberto's touch to make 6-1 in the last seconds of the match will be forever one of the highest moments of the competition.