Istanbul, 18 years after the Miracle


This Sunday (9:00 pm), the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul (Turkey) will host, for the second time in its history, the grand final of the Champions League.

The first, played in front of 70,024 spectators, was on May 25, 2005. A date that will forever be etched in the memory of the king of sports because of the spectacular comeback of Liverpool of Rafael Benitez about him Milan of Carlo Ancelottiin the so-called Miracle of Istanbul.

An unforgettable reaction

The ‘rossoneri’ won at halftime 3-0 thanks to goals from Paolo Maldini (1′) and Hernan Crespo (39′ and 44′), author of double. After going through the room changes, there was an unforgettable reaction from Liverpool -Steven Gerrard (54′), Vladimir Smicer (56′) and Xabi Alonso (60′)- which led to a penalty shootout that ended in the victory of the ‘reds’ (2-3).

Source: La Verdad


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