History YMMV / UEFAChampionsLeague

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.
6th May '15 2:17:56 AM manetho
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** 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.
29th Aug '14 8:11:15 PM MyFinalEdits
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See also [[Awesome/UEFAChampionsLeague UEFA CL "Moments Of Awesome" page]].

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See also [[Awesome/UEFAChampionsLeague UEFA CL "Moments Of Awesome" page]].
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28th Aug '14 5:49:00 PM Quag15
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* HypeBacklash: Since 2003, there has certainly been some of this applied to Real Madrid, and Arsenal have suffered from well before that.

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* HypeBacklash: Since 2003, there has certainly been some of this applied to Real Madrid, Madrid (until they won ''la Decima'' in 2014), and Arsenal have suffered from well before that.
20th Aug '14 3:36:30 PM MyFinalEdits
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* [[CharacterTiers Team Tiers]]: A curious case, being real life, but reputation and money leads it to being true. Only a few teams are likely to win - the "Big Four" of England, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter, AC Milan, Juventus and Bayern Munich. In the past ''15 years'' of the competition, the only winner not from the above was Porto in 2004, and the only runners-up not from that list were [[ShaggyDogStory Leverkusen]] in 2002, Valencia in 2000 and 2001, AS Monaco in 2004, Borussia Dortmund in 2013 and Atletico Madrid in 2014.

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* [[CharacterTiers Team Tiers]]: A curious case, being real life, but reputation and money leads it to being true. Only a few teams are likely to win - the "Big Four" of England, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter, AC Milan, Juventus and Bayern Munich. In the past ''15 years'' of the competition, Since 1998, the only winner not from the above was Porto in 2004, and the only runners-up not from that list the higher-tier country leagues (Spain, England, Germany, Portugal and Italy) were [[ShaggyDogStory Leverkusen]] in 2002, Valencia in 2000 and 2001, AS Monaco from France in 2004, Borussia Dortmund in 2013 and Atletico Madrid in 2014.2004.
20th Aug '14 2:01:00 PM ChrisDV
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* MemeticMutation: Glory Stealing John Terry [[labelnote:Explanation]]After Chelsea won the 2012 final, John Terry celebrated in a full kit despite being banned for the game, thus giving the impression he had taken part in the game; coupled with Terry being the one to accept the trophy instead of the player who actually was the captain for the game, English fans have taken to photoshopping Terry (In full Chelsea kit) into images capturing famous victories he had nothing to do with.[[/labelnote]]
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