Many fans would agree to the fact that 2005 Champions League finals has been one of the best cup finals being played in last 2-3 decades. To re-create the magic of 2005, UEFA officials are planning to organise an amazing friendly between Liverpool and AC Milan to mark the 10th anniversary of the epic Champions League final played at Istanbul’s Ataturk Stadium in 2005.
As per the reports, the game is scheduled to be played on 30th April 2015. Adding to the excitement of the fans it is reported that the squad for both the teams is expected to be the same as to the final of 2005 Champions League final.
This news has been reported by Artur Petrosyan, a leading journalist at express.ru and an inside man for all the latest and key news surrounding Liverpool. Petrosyan broke the news on his official twitter handle and ever since, fans have been really excited with the prospect of seeing the stars of 2005 back on the pitch once more.
Liverpool and AC Milan entered the 2005 Final with a rich European history behind them. Liverpool were playing their 6th European cup final with winning 4 times, while AC Milan were gearing up for their 10th Eurpean final having won the tournament 6 times already. AC Milan were marked as the favorite team on the night and they lived up to the expectation by going 3-0 up only at half time.
Liverpool looked dead and burried with no hope of things turning around. Then it was a Steven Gerrard led comeback for Liverpool which saw The Reds score 3 goals in a span of 6 minutes and take the game to the extra time and subsequently to the penalties. Pressure of the penalty shoot out was on show as the likes of Andrea Pirlo and Andriy Schevchenko missed their kicks to hand Liverpool a memorable UEFA Champions League and one of the best finals ever for all the fans around the world.
Liverpool’s heroics on the night is recalled as the “miracle of Instanbul” by the fans around the world.
Now after 10 long years, we face a prospect of seeing the likes of Kaka and Pirlo wearing the iconic Milan shirt. Steven Gerrard pairing up with Xabi Alonso in the mid field for Liverpool and many more glorious possibilities. Many players have either retired or moved on to different clubs since thei 2005 final but they all are expected to be back on the pitch one more time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of that epic Champions League final in 2005.
Check out the possible squad which Liverpool and AC Milan will be fielding to celebrate the 10th anniversary of perhaps the best Champions League final ever and the greatest game of these players’ career.
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