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UEFA Champions League

Liverpool beat Milan to UCL in 2005: One night in Istanbul remembered

Steven Gerrard kisses the 2005 trophy after a stunning comeback to defeat AC Milan in the Champions League final.

Ten years ago today, one of the greatest matches in the history of football was played as Liverpool came back from 3-0 down at half-time in the 2005 Champions League final against AC Milan to win 3-2 on penalties.

Goals from Steven Gerrard, Vladimir Smicer and Xabi Alonso saw the Reds come back in Istanbul before goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek turned hero in the shootout. Here, ESPN FC's Liverpool bloggers revisit that day.

Sum up your memories of that day

Dave Usher: I watched it in Liverpool city centre...

Gladbach plan for more success after reaching Champions League

Gladbach players celebrate with their fans after booking their place in the Champions League group stage at the weekend.

August 21, 2012 is perhaps a date that has been prominent in the minds of many of the staff and supporters of Borussia Monchengladbach in recent weeks. It was the night on which all Die Fohlen's (The Foals') sterling work of the 2011-12 campaign went up in smoke as they fell to a 3-1 defeat to Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League playoff first leg at their own Borussia Park.

Lucien Favre's team came close to overturning the deficit and pulling off a real shock in the return in Kiev, winning 2-1 but...

Understanding Platini's proposal to ease the financial fair play rules

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti discusses financial fair play and its possible changes moving forward in regards to business plans of football clubs.
UEFA President Michel Platini admits he could be in favour of reducing the Financial Fair Play restrictions currently in place across European football.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says any new financial fair play rules introduced by UEFA will make no difference to his club, thanks to their financial prudence over the years.

Gab Marcotti tells you everything you need to know about Michel Platini's proposal to ease some of UEFA's financial fair play rules

Q: What's this? UEFA President Michel Platini says they're relaxing financial fair play restrictions? So they're getting rid of those pesky spending limits?

A: Not quite. They're going to consult with clubs and leagues and then vote on a proposal, most likely at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in late June. Beyond that, as I understand it, the limits...

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Luis Enrique and Max Allegri show that pragmatic tactics can be successful

Massimiliano Allegri was full of praise for his players following Juventus' 3-2 aggregate victory over Real Madrid in their UEFA Champions League semi-final.

"They refused to play completely," groaned Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Swansea City had beaten his team on Monday after a first genuine attack of the second half supplied Bafetimbi Gomis' winner.

"If we didn't play how did we get three points?" rebuffed Swansea manager Garry Monk with a knowing smile. Though Arsenal missed a glut of chances and luck had been ridden, a simple formula of sitting back and waiting for an opportunity to arrive had paid dividends.

It has been a week to suggest that...

 By Michael Cox

Gareth Bale a victim of his own inflated price tag in Madrid

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale praises his team's fighting spirit in their 3-2 aggregate defeat by Juventus in the UEFA Champions League semifinals.

The football world loves drawing huge conclusions from the result of tight matches, and the fallout from Real Madrid's Champions League exit to Juventus will be a fine example.

This was a closely-fought semifinal tie which could have swung either way -- both teams had good spells, both had chances, and the result would have been dramatically different were it not for tiny, minor, unpredictable but decisive aspects. Stefano Sturaro's incredible block on James Rodriguez's header in Turin, for example,...

Juventus, Barcelona can provide
Champions League final to savour

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno and Ross Dyer weigh on the Champions League final, and Alejandro contends that Barcelona might be to much for the Italian giants to handle.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno and Ross Dyer express their concerns with Real Madrid following Los Blancos' exit from the Champions League.
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop presents his latest power rankings in world football, highlighted by the two Champions League finalists in Barcelona and Juventus.
Relive all the action from the second-leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinals.

They're Europe's blue bloods -- Italy's most successful team versus the organization that calls itself "more than a club" -- but Champions League finalists Juventus and Barcelona will arrive in Berlin from opposite vantage points.

Juventus were in Serie B nine years ago after the Calciopoli scandal. The likes of Gigi Buffon, Claudio Marchisio and Giorgio Chiellini were there in the second flight, and they'll be there at the Champions League final in Berlin on June 6, having lived through the fall...