There are two obvious remarkable facts when AC Milan and Liverpool square off in the Champions League final on Wednesday: 1) It's a rematch of the 2005 final, perhaps the greatest ever played; 2) it's quite possibly the most unlikely matchup in the tournament. Neither club came anywhere near winning their domestic leagues. But both teams -- Milan electrified by Kaká (left), Liverpool steadied by Steven Gerrard -- earned the right to play for the European Cup in Athens. Here's how they got there.
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