This season is set to be the greatest in football history. We have many great teams and all of them have great chances of winning the CL. Fans have never been more divided as to who will win the final. Bets are being placed daily. Even some casino games at sites like novibet.co.uk are being themed after the teams that are competing in this tournament. With the season in its mid-way, there is no doubt that we will witness some great games in the knockout stages. While we wait, we wanted to remind the fans of some of the greatest matches in CL history.
Manchester United – Bayern Munich (1999)
The legendary 1999 CL final will be remembered by United fans as the best. This is the year when Manchester won its iconic treble, their greatest success to date. The team, led by Sir Alex Fergusson, was losing the final 0-1 until the 89th minute of the match. What happened next was a miracle and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Sheringham and Solskjaer scored the goals in a few minutes and stunned Bayern Munich.
Barcelona – PSG (2017)
After losing the first leg 4-0, everybody wrote Barcelona off. To make things even worse, they conceded a goal in the rematch while they had a three-goal lead. The match turned into a mission impossible. But not for Barcelona. Neymar had the key role during the last 10 minutes of the game – he scored two goals in the 88 and 91st minute and assisted Sergi Roberto in the 95th minute to secure a passage to the next knockout stage and give Barca a historic win.
Manchester City – Tottenham (2019)
Manchester City was considered the biggest favourites to win the CL in 2019. They were doing a fantastic job until they faced off against Tottenham in the quarter-finals. Spurs won the first game 0-1, but anything was possible. In the rematch, City was dominating the game, but Llorente managed to score in the 73rd minute. The aggregate score was 4-4 and it favoured Spurs. The game was full of excitement, and to make things even better, City scored a winning goal in the last second of the game but was denied by VAR.
Liverpool – Barcelona (2019)
2019 was full of extraordinary games, but Liverpool vs Barcelona was the most memorable one. Barcelona had a 3-0 lead after the first game, and Liverpool was already written off. Even Barcelona bragged on their Twitter page about how they were going to the next round. Well, Liverpool proved them wrong. In an epic match, the managed to win 4-0, even though they were missing some of their key players. Liverpool went on to win the CL that season.
Milan – Liverpool (2005)
And finally, at the very top, we have that unforgettable night in Istanbul. The greatest team that Milan ever had against a weakened Liverpool. At the end of the first half, Milan had a 3-0 lead and was already crowned champions of Europe. Contrary to everybody’s belief, Liverpool dominated the second half, managed to even the score, and win on penalties. This final will always be regarded as the greatest CL game in history.