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22nd Mar '17 7:47:09 AM AhBengI
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* In badminton, a match is decided by a best of three games. Each game requires one side to win by scoring 21 points, or two more points than the opponent, whichever is higher. To shorten match times however, a cap of 30 points was added, so if the score is 29-29, the one who scores the next point wins the game. As a result, this trope comes into play when this happens in the third and final game of the match.

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* In badminton, a match is decided by a the best of three games. Each game requires one side to win by scoring 21 points, or two more points than the opponent, whichever is higher. To shorten match times however, a cap of 30 points was added, so if the score is 29-29, the one who scores the next point wins the game. As a result, this trope comes into play when this happens in the third and final game of the match.
22nd Mar '17 7:45:51 AM AhBengI
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* In badminton, a match is decided by a best of three games. Each game requires one side to win by scoring 21 points, or two more points than the opponent, whichever is higher. To shorten match times however, a cap of 30 points was added, so if the score is 29-29, the one who scores the next point wins the game. As a result, this trope comes into play when this happens in the third and final game of the match.
16th Mar '17 12:41:34 AM AhBengI
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** Earlier in the campaign, they needed to beat Olympiakos 1-0 or by 2 goals to progress to the knockout stage. Problem was, Olympiakos were the one leading 1-0 at half time, which meant they needed to score three goals given that they did not concede anymore. With three and a half minutes left, with the score at 2-1, [[TheCaptain Gerrard]] responded with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9-P2UF9JIg this goal]] and the commentator promptly went berserk.

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** Earlier in the campaign, they needed to beat Olympiakos 1-0 or by 2 goals to progress to the knockout stage. Problem was, Olympiakos were the one ones leading 1-0 at half time, which meant they needed to score at least three goals given that they did not concede anymore.to progress. With three and a half minutes left, with the score at 2-1, [[TheCaptain Gerrard]] responded with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9-P2UF9JIg this goal]] and the commentator promptly went berserk.
16th Mar '17 12:38:56 AM AhBengI
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** Earlier in the campaign, they were winning against Olympiakos and needed another goal to get out of the group stage. With three and a half minutes left, [[TheCaptain Gerrard]] responded with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9-P2UF9JIg this goal]] and the commentator promptly went berserk.

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** Earlier in the campaign, they were winning against needed to beat Olympiakos and 1-0 or by 2 goals to progress to the knockout stage. Problem was, Olympiakos were the one leading 1-0 at half time, which meant they needed another goal to get out of the group stage. score three goals given that they did not concede anymore. With three and a half minutes left, with the score at 2-1, [[TheCaptain Gerrard]] responded with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9-P2UF9JIg this goal]] and the commentator promptly went berserk.



** Really, they're prone to this. In April 2016, Liverpool were in transition. Having nearly won the title less than two years before under manager Brendan Rodgers, a disastrous decline the following season and a lacklustre start to the one after that saw Rodgers fired. He was replaced by charismatic German Jurgen Klopp, who managed to whip the team into something approximating shape, took them to a cup final and pulled off famous wins in which they [[CurbstompBattle thrashed]] their rivals. However, they were still on course to finish 8th (albeit only six points of the top 4) and had lost that cup final. In the quarter-finals of the Europa League, they were drawn against competition favourites Borussia Dortmund, who were in the process of challenging the near-unstoppable Bayern Munich for the German title. They would finish second in the Bundesliga and were one of the most feared teams in Europe, while Liverpool were generally seen as a fallen giant, once great but brought low. The only advantages Liverpool had were their manager, who had previously managed Dortmund and knew the team and the players inside out, and [[{{Determinator}} stubbornness]]. In the first leg, at Dortmund, they executed a perfect containment strategy, getting a 1-1 draw and thereby a valuable away goal[[note]]In European club competitions, there's something called the away goals rule. If the two teams are tied on aggregate after the second match has ended, then the team that has scored more goals at the opponent's stadium goes through, with extra time only taking place if they have scored the same number of away goals.[[/note]]. Dortmund responded by coming to Anfield and scoring two goals in the first eight minutes, putting them 2-0 up on the night and 3-1 up on aggregate, meaning that Liverpool had to win outright. Liverpool duly pulled one back, making it 2-1 (3-2). Dortmund promptly scored again, making it 3-1 (4-2). There were less than 25 minutes to go, but Liverpool steadily hauled down their technically-superior opponents, making it 3-3 (4-4). At this point, Dortmund were still going through on the away goals rule. Then, in stoppage time, Liverpool scored a 4th, making it 4-3 on the night and 5-4 on aggregate. In the words of the commentator, "Liverpool have come back from the dead!" Afterwards, #ComeBackKings was trending on Twitter, and most appropriate it was too.

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** Really, they're prone to this. In April 2016, Liverpool were in transition. Having nearly won the title less than two years before under manager Brendan Rodgers, a disastrous decline the following season and a lacklustre start to the one after that saw Rodgers fired. He was replaced by charismatic German Jurgen Klopp, who managed to whip the team into something approximating shape, took them to a cup final and pulled off famous wins in which they [[CurbstompBattle thrashed]] their rivals. However, they were still on course to finish 8th (albeit only six points of the top 4) and had lost that cup final. In the quarter-finals of the Europa League, they were drawn against competition favourites Borussia Dortmund, who were in the process of challenging the near-unstoppable Bayern Munich for the German title. They would finish second in the Bundesliga and were one of the most feared teams in Europe, while Liverpool were generally seen as a fallen giant, once great but brought low. The only advantages Liverpool had were their manager, who had previously managed Dortmund and knew the team and the players inside out, and [[{{Determinator}} stubbornness]]. In the first leg, at Dortmund, they executed a perfect containment strategy, getting a 1-1 draw and thereby a valuable away goal[[note]]In European club competitions, there's something called the away goals rule. If the two teams are tied on aggregate after the second match has ended, then the team that has scored more goals at the opponent's stadium goes through, with extra time only taking place if they have scored the same number of away goals.[[/note]]. Dortmund responded by coming to Anfield and scoring two goals in the first eight minutes, putting them 2-0 up on the night and 3-1 up on aggregate, meaning that Liverpool had to win outright. Liverpool duly pulled one back, making it 2-1 (3-2). Dortmund promptly scored again, making it 3-1 (4-2). There were less than 25 minutes to go, but Liverpool steadily hauled down their technically-superior opponents, making it 3-3 (4-4). At this point, Dortmund were still going through on the away goals rule. Then, in stoppage time, Liverpool scored a 4th, making it 4-3 on the night and 5-4 on aggregate. In the words of the commentator, "Liverpool have come back from the dead!" Afterwards, #ComeBackKings #[=ComeBackKings=] was trending on Twitter, and most appropriate it was too.
12th Mar '17 10:48:58 PM AhBengI
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* Harvard scored 16 points in the last 42 seconds of their 1968 game against Yale to tie 29-29. The next day, the headline for their student newspaper Harvard Crimson was [[WeWinBecauseYouDidnt "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29"]].

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* Harvard scored 16 points in the last 42 seconds of their 1968 game against Yale to tie 29-29. The next day, the headline for their student newspaper Harvard Crimson was [[WeWinBecauseYouDidnt "Harvard Beats Yale Yale, 29-29"]].
12th Mar '17 9:58:48 PM AhBengI
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* Harvard scored 16 points in the last 42 seconds of their 1968 game against Yale to tie 29-29. The next day, the headline for the student newspaper ''Harvard Crimson'' was [[WeWinBecauseYouDidnt "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29"]].

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* Harvard scored 16 points in the last 42 seconds of their 1968 game against Yale to tie 29-29. The next day, the headline for the their student newspaper ''Harvard Crimson'' Harvard Crimson was [[WeWinBecauseYouDidnt "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29"]].
12th Mar '17 9:57:02 PM AhBengI
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* Liverpool were 3-0 down against AC Milan at half-time in the 2005 UEFA Champions League final. Milan were considered to be possibly the best team on the planet at the time, while Liverpool had lost their star striker to Real Madrid the previous summer and wriggled into the final via luck, [[{{Determinator}} a never-say-die attitude]] and a few moments of magic from their [[TheCaptain Steven]] [[TheAce Gerrard]]. Fifteen minutes into the second half, after three goals in six minutes, the score was 3-3. However, the actual last play was a double save from Liverpool's goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek against Andriy Shevchenko (then one of the best players on the planet) near the end of the match that was voted the greatest UEFA Champions League moment of all time which took it all the way to penalties, which Liverpool won.

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* Liverpool were 3-0 down against AC Milan at half-time in the 2005 UEFA Champions League final. Milan were considered to be possibly the best team on the planet at the time, while Liverpool had lost their star striker to Real Madrid the previous summer and wriggled into the final via luck, [[{{Determinator}} a never-say-die attitude]] and a few moments of magic from their [[TheCaptain Steven]] [[TheAce Gerrard]]. Fifteen minutes into the second half, after three goals in six minutes, the score was 3-3. However, the actual last play was a double save from Liverpool's goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek against Andriy Shevchenko (then one of the best players on the planet) near the end of the match extra time that was voted the greatest UEFA Champions League moment of all time which took it all the way to penalties, which Liverpool won.


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* Harvard scored 16 points in the last 42 seconds of their 1968 game against Yale to tie 29-29. The next day, the headline for the student newspaper ''Harvard Crimson'' was [[WeWinBecauseYouDidnt "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29"]].
9th Mar '17 6:37:42 AM 59Efra
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* After coming back from a 3-0 loss with a 5-0 second leg win in the 2013/14 Europa League Quarterfinals, Valencia lose 2-0 to Sevilla in the first leg of the semis. In the second leg, they pull it off again, coming back to 3-0. Come the 93rd minute, former Valencia player Albelda comments on the radio how it was a done deal by then and how he never saw their comeback in danger, since Sevilla clearly weren't going to score the away goal that would put them through in the few remaining seconds. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YACIao80q1M You know where this is going]].

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* After coming back from a 3-0 loss with a 5-0 second leg win in the 2013/14 Europa League Quarterfinals, Valencia lose 2-0 to Sevilla in the first leg of the semis. In the second leg, they pull it off again, coming back to 3-0. Come the 93rd minute, former Valencia player Albelda comments on the radio how it was a done deal by then and how he never saw their comeback in danger, since Sevilla [[TemptingFate clearly weren't going to score the away goal that would put them through in the few remaining seconds. seconds.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YACIao80q1M You know where this is going]].



* The 2016-17 UEFA Champions League Round of 16. FC Barcelona had lost to Paris St Germain in the first leg by 4-0, which meant they had to win by 5 goals at least. They manage to score three goals in 50 minutes, but then Cavani scores again in minute 68 - which means they need three more goals. Neymar manages to score a free kick on minute 88, and then a penalty on 90. [=PSG=] tries to fortify itself... but in the last minute, Neymar kicks the ball into the box and Sergi Roberto kicks it in, scoring the 6-1 Barça needed to offset their previous loss and going on to quarter-finals. It is the first time in UEFA Champions League/European Cup history that a team has overcome a 4 goal deficit from the first leg to progress to the next round.

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* The 2016-17 UEFA Champions League Round of 16. FC Barcelona had lost to Paris St Germain in the first leg by 4-0, which meant they had to win by 5 goals at least. They manage to score three goals in 50 minutes, but then Cavani scores again in minute 68 - which means they need three more goals. Neymar manages to score a free kick on minute 88, and then a penalty on 90. [=PSG=] tries to fortify itself... but in the last minute, Neymar kicks the ball into the box and Sergi Roberto kicks it in, scoring the 6-1 Barça needed to offset their previous loss and going go on to quarter-finals. It This is the first time in UEFA Champions League/European Cup history that a team has overcome a 4 goal 4-goal deficit from the first leg to progress to the next round.
8th Mar '17 11:38:28 PM AhBengI
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* Likely the most famous example is the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester United and Bayern Munich. With Bayern leading 1-0 going into stoppage time, United tied it up on an absolutely wild goal and then scored the winning goal two minutes later on virtually the final kick of the game. The ending was so unexpected that they had to take the Bayern Munich ribbons off the Cup before presenting it. Not only did United win in the most dramatic fashion but the victory made them the only English team to win The Treble, being the Champions League Cup, FA Cup and top in the Premier League in the same year.

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* Likely the most famous example is the 1999 UEFA Champions League UsefulNotes/UEFAChampionsLeague Final between Manchester United and Bayern Munich. With Bayern leading 1-0 going into stoppage time, United tied it up on an absolutely wild goal and then scored the winning goal two minutes later on virtually the final kick of the game. The ending was so unexpected that they had to take the Bayern Munich ribbons off the Cup before presenting it. Not only did United win in the most dramatic fashion but the victory made them the only English team to win The Treble, being the UEFA Champions League Cup, League, FA Cup and top in the Premier League in the same year.



*** In fact, Manchester United did this ''so often'' under Alex Ferguson (later Sir Alex) that the phenomenon was dubbed "Fergie Time". Indeed, moments before the equalizing goal in the aforementioned Champions League Final, English commentator Clive Tyldesley lampshaded it, remarking, "Can Manchester United score? They always score!"

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*** In fact, Manchester United did this ''so often'' under Alex Ferguson (later Sir Alex) that the phenomenon was dubbed "Fergie Time". Indeed, moments before the equalizing goal in the aforementioned UEFA Champions League Final, English commentator Clive Tyldesley lampshaded it, remarking, "Can Manchester United score? They always score!"score!"
* Newcastle United had dropped a 2 goal lead at Feyenoord in the last round of group matches 2002-03 Champions League first group stage, having led 2-0 at one point. With Dynamo Kyiv trailing 1-2 to Juventus in the other match, the winner between Newcastle and Feyenoord would progress to the second group stage; if it was a draw Dynamo Kyiv would progress instead. In the first minute of injury time, Craig Bellamy scored the winner to send Newcastle through to the next round. Newcastle United is to date the only team in UEFA Champions League/European Cup history to lose their first three matches in a group stage and still progress to the next round.



* Liverpool were 3-0 down against AC Milan at half-time in the 2005 Champions' League final. Milan were considered to be possibly the best team on the planet at the time, while Liverpool had lost their star striker to Real Madrid the previous summer and wriggled into the final via luck, [[{{Determinator}} a never-say-die attitude]] and a few moments of magic from their [[TheCaptain Steven]] [[TheAce Gerrard]]. Fifteen minutes into the second half, after three goals in six minutes, the score was 3-3. However, the actual last play was a double save from Liverpool's goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek against Andriy Shevchenko (then one of the best players on the planet) near the end of the match that was voted the greatest Champions League moment of all time which took it all the way to penalties, which Liverpool won.

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* Liverpool were 3-0 down against AC Milan at half-time in the 2005 Champions' UEFA Champions League final. Milan were considered to be possibly the best team on the planet at the time, while Liverpool had lost their star striker to Real Madrid the previous summer and wriggled into the final via luck, [[{{Determinator}} a never-say-die attitude]] and a few moments of magic from their [[TheCaptain Steven]] [[TheAce Gerrard]]. Fifteen minutes into the second half, after three goals in six minutes, the score was 3-3. However, the actual last play was a double save from Liverpool's goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek against Andriy Shevchenko (then one of the best players on the planet) near the end of the match that was voted the greatest UEFA Champions League moment of all time which took it all the way to penalties, which Liverpool won.



* FC Barcelona needed to either win 0-1 or tie 1-1 to advance to the final round of the 2009 Champions' League final. After Chelsea scored first 10 minutes in, the result didn't change until minute 92, when the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIrg7CFy2T4 "Iniestazo"]] happened.

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* FC Barcelona needed to either win 0-1 or tie 1-1 to advance to the final round of the 2009 Champions' UEFA Champions League final. After Chelsea scored first 10 minutes in, the result didn't change until minute 92, when the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIrg7CFy2T4 "Iniestazo"]] happened.



* The 2012 English Premier League was won in the last match of the season by Manchester City over Manchester United with two goals in stoppage time. United needed to beat Sunderland to stand a chance of overcoming City in the final standings, while City faced Queens Park Rangers. Both matches were played simultaneously; United scored against Sunderland after twenty minutes, putting the pressure on City. City scored against QPR after 39 minutes, retaking the title provisionally. Then QPR equalised after half time and with sixteen minutes remaining sensationally went ahead, leaving City needing two goals to win the Championship. They got the equaliser right on full time and had five minutes of stoppage time to get another. At the same time United vs. Sunderland finished 1-0 in United's favour, leaving United looking like the champions until City's Sergio Aguero fired in a winner right at the death.
* The 2012 Champion's League Final. In the red corner, Bayern Munich, playing on home turf. In the blue corner, Chelsea, who had eliminated FC Barcelona, the reigning Champions, in the semifinals with virtually the last kick of the tie after being 2-0 down with ten men. With seven minutes remaining, Bayern breach the Chelsea defence to take the lead. However, with two minutes of normal time remaining, Chelsea equalise. The match goes to penalties, and with literally the last kick of the game, Didier Drogba scores with his penalty to win the final for Chelsea. He also scored the equaliser, and with his announced intention to leave Chelsea, his penalty was also the last kick for him as a Chelsea player.

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* The 2012 English Premier League was won in the last match of the season by Manchester City over Manchester United with two goals in stoppage time. United needed to beat Sunderland to stand a chance of overcoming City in the final standings, while City faced Queens Park Rangers. Both matches were played simultaneously; United scored against Sunderland after twenty minutes, putting the pressure on City. City scored against QPR after 39 minutes, retaking the title provisionally. Then QPR equalised after half time and with sixteen minutes remaining sensationally went ahead, leaving City needing two goals to win the Championship.Premier League. They got the equaliser right on full time and had five minutes of stoppage time to get another. At the same time United vs. Sunderland finished 1-0 in United's favour, leaving United looking like the champions until City's Sergio Aguero fired in a winner right at the death.
* The 2012 Champion's UEFA Champions League Final. In the red corner, Bayern Munich, playing on home turf. In the blue corner, Chelsea, who had eliminated FC Barcelona, the reigning Champions, in the semifinals with virtually the last kick of the tie after being 2-0 down with ten men. With seven minutes remaining, Bayern breach the Chelsea defence to take the lead. However, with two minutes of normal time remaining, Chelsea equalise. The match goes to penalties, and with literally the last kick of the game, Didier Drogba scores with his penalty to win the final for Chelsea. He also scored the equaliser, and with his announced intention to leave Chelsea, his penalty was also the last kick for him as a Chelsea player.



* UsefulNotes/ChampionsLeague 2014 final game. Minute 93. Atlético de Madrid are winning 1-0 against Real Madrid. Atlético fans are already savouring the title (which they have never won). Then, Real gets a corner kick... and Sergio Ramos heads it into Atlético's goal, literally tying the game in the last minute. The morale shock was so high that Real proceeded to curb-stomp Atlético in extra time to win 4-1.
* UsefulNotes/ChampionsLeague 2017 Round of 16. FC Barcelona had lost to Paris St Germain in the first leg by 4-0, which meant they had to win by 5 goals at least. They manage to score three goals in 50 minutes, but then Cavani scores again in minute 68 - which means they need three more goals. Neymar manages to score a free kick on minute 88, and then a penalty on 90. [=PSG=] tries to fortify itself... but in the last minute, Neymar kicks the ball into the box and Sergi Roberto kicks it in, scoring the 6-1 Barça needed to offset their previous loss and going on to quarter-finals.

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* UsefulNotes/ChampionsLeague The 2014 final game.UEFA Champions League 2014 final. Minute 93. Atlético de Madrid are winning 1-0 against Real Madrid. Atlético fans are already savouring the title (which they have never won). Then, Real gets a corner kick... and Sergio Ramos heads it into Atlético's goal, literally tying the game in the last minute. The morale shock was so high that Real proceeded to curb-stomp Atlético in extra time to win 4-1.
* UsefulNotes/ChampionsLeague 2017 The 2016-17 UEFA Champions League Round of 16. FC Barcelona had lost to Paris St Germain in the first leg by 4-0, which meant they had to win by 5 goals at least. They manage to score three goals in 50 minutes, but then Cavani scores again in minute 68 - which means they need three more goals. Neymar manages to score a free kick on minute 88, and then a penalty on 90. [=PSG=] tries to fortify itself... but in the last minute, Neymar kicks the ball into the box and Sergi Roberto kicks it in, scoring the 6-1 Barça needed to offset their previous loss and going on to quarter-finals. It is the first time in UEFA Champions League/European Cup history that a team has overcome a 4 goal deficit from the first leg to progress to the next round.
8th Mar '17 11:18:29 PM AhBengI
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** This goal was [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/mar/29/arsenal-liverpool-1989-football credited not so long back]] (along with Hillsborough and the launch of Sky TV) with saving the institution of British football, which, at the time, had a (admittedly not undeserved) reputation as being filled with FootballHooligans, ''especially'' Liverpool. The Liverpool fans, who by rights should've been livid with having the title snatched from under their noses in the last ten seconds of the league (the celebratory champagne was even on its way to the Liverpool dressing room), [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming instead chose to applaud Arsenal's well-deserved victory.]]

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** This goal was [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/mar/29/arsenal-liverpool-1989-football credited not so long back]] (along with Hillsborough and the launch of Sky TV) with saving the institution of British football, which, at the time, had a (admittedly not undeserved) reputation as being filled with FootballHooligans, ''especially'' Liverpool. The Liverpool fans, who by rights should've been livid with having the title snatched from under their noses in the last ten seconds of the league (the celebratory champagne was even on its way to the Liverpool dressing room), [[GracefulLoser instead chose to]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming instead chose to applaud Arsenal's well-deserved victory.]]



* Liverpool were 3-0 down against AC Milan at half-time in the 2005 Champions' League final. Milan were considered to be possibly the best team on the planet at the time, while Liverpool had lost their star striker to Real Madrid the previous summer and wriggled into the final via luck, [[{{Determinator}} a never-say-die attitude]] and a few moments of magic from their [[TheCaptain Steven]] [[TheAce Gerrard]]. Fifteen minutes into the second half, after three goals in six minutes, the score was 3-3. A double save from Liverpool's goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek against Andriy Shevchenko (then one of the best players on the planet) that was voted the greatest Champions League moment of all time took it all the way to penalties, which Liverpool won.

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* Liverpool were 3-0 down against AC Milan at half-time in the 2005 Champions' League final. Milan were considered to be possibly the best team on the planet at the time, while Liverpool had lost their star striker to Real Madrid the previous summer and wriggled into the final via luck, [[{{Determinator}} a never-say-die attitude]] and a few moments of magic from their [[TheCaptain Steven]] [[TheAce Gerrard]]. Fifteen minutes into the second half, after three goals in six minutes, the score was 3-3. A However, the actual last play was a double save from Liverpool's goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek against Andriy Shevchenko (then one of the best players on the planet) near the end of the match that was voted the greatest Champions League moment of all time which took it all the way to penalties, which Liverpool won.won.
--> When Andriy Shevchenko misses this with less than 3 minutes to go, you might as well start carving Liverpool's name on this trophy.
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