History YMMV / UEFAChampionsLeague

11th Sep '17 11:26:33 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TooSoon: Played matches on the night of September 11, 2001. Realized the insensitivity of this and cancelled the matches on September 12, 2001. In a very tragic example, some media picked images of Galatasaray fans celebrating their victory against Juventus that day and [[CriticalResearchFailure presented them as if they had been celebrating the attacks on the U.S.]]
3rd Jun '17 2:52:58 PM Milarqui
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* TheWorfEffect: Barcelona were this to Bayern Munich in the 2012-13 Champions League Semifinals. Bayern Munich themselves went into this the following year by Real Madrid in the same phase of the tournament. In fact, no defending champion has managed to successfully retain the title in the Champions League era; the last defending champions to successfully do so were AC Milan in 1990, when the tournament was still known as the European Cup.

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* TheWorfEffect: Barcelona were this to Bayern Munich in the 2012-13 Champions League Semifinals. Bayern Munich themselves went into this the following year by Real Madrid in the same phase of the tournament. In fact, Until Real Madrid did it in 2017, no defending champion has had managed to successfully retain the title in the Champions League era; the last defending champions to successfully do so were AC Milan in 1990, when the tournament was still known as the European Cup.era.
17th Apr '17 9:26:43 AM Rytex
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* RunningGag: Arsenal always drawing Bayern Munich at some point. And when they don't, they play Barcelona. The one time this was averted, in the 2014/15 campaign, they drew Monaco in the Round of 16 and lost. Oh, and did we mention they always go out in the Round of 16?
1st Mar '17 8:10:16 AM AhBengI
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** The 2005 final saw Liverpool go up against an AC Milan side which was at the time probably the best in the world with the likes of multiple Player of the Year Kaka, football legend Paolo Maldini who'd won the trophy four times already, Clarence Seedorf, who'd won it three times (with three different teams) and Andriy Shevchenko, who had also won the trophy, been top scorer on multiple occasions and won European Player of the Year the year before. Most of Liverpool's team by contrast, Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso and Jamie Carragher excepted, could be most kindly described as [[{{Determinator}} hard-working]], despite their rich European history. They'd limped to the final by a combination of luck, the infamous 'ghost goal' and a few miracle, having lost their near untouchable striker [[TheAce Michael]] [[FragileSpeedster Owen]] to Real Madrid at the end of the previous season. Steven Gerrard, their captain, who'd pretty much singlehandedly dragged them to the final, was on the point of being bought by Chelsea. They'd finished fifth in the Premiership that year, meaning that they wouldn't even qualify for the tournament the next year. And then, they were 3-0 down at half-time, seemingly down and out. They responded by scoring three goals in six minutes and holding out under Milan's onslaught for an hour (the rest of normal time and extra time), a defensive display that included a spectacular double save from Liverpool keeper Jerzy Dudek to deny Shevchenko, which was later voted the greatest Champions League moment of all time. Then they won on penalties, earning the trophy on a permanent basis, along with a place in the competition the following year (albeit the hard way, through the qualifying stages) and Steven Gerrard's signature on a new contract.

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** The 2005 final saw Liverpool go up against an AC Milan side which was at the time probably the best in the world with the likes of multiple Player of the Year Kaka, football legend Paolo Maldini who'd won the trophy four times already, Clarence Seedorf, who'd won it three times (with three different teams) and Andriy Shevchenko, who had also won the trophy, been top scorer on multiple occasions and won European Player of the Year the year before. Most of Liverpool's team by contrast, [[TheCaptain Steven Gerrard, Gerrard]], Xabi Alonso and Jamie Carragher excepted, could be most kindly described as [[{{Determinator}} hard-working]], despite their rich European history. They'd limped to the final by a combination of luck, the infamous 'ghost goal' and a few miracle, miracles, having lost their near untouchable striker [[TheAce Michael]] [[FragileSpeedster Owen]] to Real Madrid at the end of the previous season. Steven Gerrard, their captain, who'd pretty much singlehandedly dragged them to the final, was on the point of being bought by Chelsea. They'd finished fifth in the Premiership Premier League that year, meaning that they wouldn't even qualify for the tournament the next year. And then, they were 3-0 down at half-time, seemingly down and out. They responded by scoring three goals in six minutes and holding out under Milan's onslaught for an hour (the rest of normal time and extra time), a defensive display that included a spectacular double save from Liverpool keeper Jerzy Dudek to deny Shevchenko, which was later voted the greatest Champions League moment of all time. Then they won on penalties, earning the trophy on a permanent basis, along with a place in the competition the following year (albeit the hard way, through the qualifying stages) and Steven Gerrard's signature on a new contract.



* TheWorfEffect: Barcelona were this to Bayern Munich in the 2012-13 Champions League Semifinals. Bayern Munich themselves went into this the following year by Real Madrid in the same phase of the tournament.

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* TheWorfEffect: Barcelona were this to Bayern Munich in the 2012-13 Champions League Semifinals. Bayern Munich themselves went into this the following year by Real Madrid in the same phase of the tournament. In fact, no defending champion has managed to successfully retain the title in the Champions League era; the last defending champions to successfully do so were AC Milan in 1990, when the tournament was still known as the European Cup.
15th Jan '17 2:37:07 AM MeekLion
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** Former Arsenal striker Eduardo who is now at Shakhtar Donetsk after a career blighted by injury. He returned to Arsenal Stadium with his new club in this seasons group stages, not only did he get a standing ovation when he came on, but he capped his return with a goal that was celebrated by the Arsenal fans as much as an Arsenal goal. True to his word before the game he did not celebrate the goal as well.

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** Former Arsenal striker Eduardo who is now at joined Shakhtar Donetsk in 2010 (played there until they were displaced by the Ukrainian war, but returned to Shaktar after a season in his birth country Brazil, although he represents Croatia at international football, having obtained Croatian citizenship through naturalisation) after a career blighted by injury. He returned to Arsenal Stadium with his new club in this seasons that season's group stages, just 3 months later, not only did he get a standing ovation when he came on, but he capped his return with a goal that was celebrated by the Arsenal fans as much as an Arsenal goal. True to his word before the game he did not celebrate the goal as well.
9th Mar '16 6:51:32 PM Rytex
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** It was specifically written to be an angelic anthem, as the composer did his best to make it sound as though Handel composed it.
8th Oct '15 12:12:58 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** The 2005 final saw Liverpool go up against an AC Milan side which was at the time probably the best in the world with the likes of multiple Player of the Year Kaka, football legend Paolo Maldini who'd won the trophy four times already, Clarence Seedorf, who'd won it three times (with three different teams) and Andriy Shevchenko, who had also won the trophy, been top scorer on multiple occasions and won European Player of the Year the year before. Most of Liverpool's team by contrast, Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso and Jamie Carragher excepted, could be most kindly described as [[{{Determinator}} hard-working]], despite their rich European history. They'd limped to the final by a combination of luck, the infamous 'ghost goal' and a few miracle, having lost their near untouchable striker [[TheAce Michael]] [[FragileSpeedster Owen]] to Real Madrid at the end of the previous season. Steven Gerrard, their captain, who'd pretty much singlehandedly dragged them to the final, was on the point of being bought by Chelsea. They'd finished fifth in the Premiership that year, meaning that they wouldn't even qualify for the tournament the next year. And then, they were 3-0 down at half-time, seemingly down and out. They responded by scoring three goals in six minutes and holding out under Milan's onslaught for an hour (the rest of normal time and extra time), a defensive display that included a spectacular double save from Liverpool keeper Jerzy Dudek to deny Shevchenko, which was later voted the greatest Champions League moment of all time. Then they won on penalties, earning the trophy on a permanent basis, along with a place in the competition the following year (albeit the hard way, through the qualifying stages) and Steven Gerrard's signature on a new contract.
*** In short, there is a ''reason'' that this match is known as 'the Miracle of Istanbul'. Even ten years on, players on both sides are still not entirely sure how it happened.
26th Jul '15 3:17:39 AM manetho
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* EarWorm: "THE CHAAAAAAAMPIOOOOONS!!!!", for both the audience and the players. Cristiano Ronaldo was caught on camera [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBJgJnJcEkE singing along with the anthem]] before Real Madrid's 2015 quarter final against Atletico Madrid.

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* EarWorm: "THE CHAAAAAAAMPIOOOOONS!!!!", for both the audience and the players. Cristiano Ronaldo was caught on camera [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBJgJnJcEkE com/watch?v=kQ21vflS0RM singing along with the anthem]] before Real Madrid's 2015 quarter final against Atletico Madrid.
2nd Jun '15 5:25:00 PM 8088ben
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* TooSoon: Played matches on the night of September 11, 2001. Realized the insensitivity of this and cancelled the matches on September 12, 2001. In a very tragic example, some media picked images of Galatasaray fans celebrating their victory against Juventus that day and presented them as if they had been celebrating the attacks on the U.S.

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* TooSoon: Played matches on the night of September 11, 2001. Realized the insensitivity of this and cancelled the matches on September 12, 2001. In a very tragic example, some media picked images of Galatasaray fans celebrating their victory against Juventus that day and [[CriticalResearchFailure presented them as if they had been celebrating the attacks on the U.S.]]
6th May '15 11:52:27 AM MyFinalEdits
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* EarWorm: "THE CHAAAAAAAMPIOOOOONS!!!!"
** And not just for the audience. Cristiano Ronaldo was caught on camera [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBJgJnJcEkE singing along with the anthem]] before Real Madrid's 2015 quarter final against Atletico Madrid.

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* EarWorm: "THE CHAAAAAAAMPIOOOOONS!!!!"
** And not just
CHAAAAAAAMPIOOOOONS!!!!", for both the audience.audience and the players. Cristiano Ronaldo was caught on camera [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBJgJnJcEkE singing along with the anthem]] before Real Madrid's 2015 quarter final against Atletico Madrid.
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