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Road to Athens: Milan vs. Liverpool
The Miracle in Istanbul
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To truly understand the significance of this matchup, rewind to the 2005 final in Istanbul, Turkey. A masterful first half by Milan carried the Rossoneri into the dressing room with a 3-0 halftime lead, their seventh European Cup a foregone conclusion. Incredibly, Liverpool rallied to tie the game with three goals in a six-minute span in the second half. The game went to penalty kicks and the Reds won out, thanks to three heroic stops by Liverpool keeper Jerzy Dudek (in black).
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