Milan
AC Milan VS Liverpool FC
2004-05 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
3-3 (2-3 PEN)

Liverpool, who had won the competition four times, were appearing in their sixth final, and their first since 1985. Milan, who had won the competition six times, were appearing in their second final in three years and tenth overall. Each club needed to progress through the group stage and knockout rounds to reach the final, playing 12 matches in total. Liverpool finished second in their group behind 2004 runners-up AS Monaco and subsequently beat Bayer Leverkusen, Juventus and Chelsea to progress to the final. Milan won their group ahead of Barcelona and faced Manchester United, Internazionale and PSV Eindhoven before reaching the final. (Wikipedia)

MILAN'S ROAD TO THE FINAL
Group F
Group F
Group F
2nd Round
Quarterfinal
Semifinal
Spain FC Barcelona
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk
Scotland Celtic FC
England Manchester United
Italy Internazionale
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven

Milan
LIVERPOOL'S ROAD TO THE FINAL
Group A
Group A
Group A
2nd Round
Quarterfinal
Semifinal
France AS Monaco
Greece Olympiacos
Spain Deportivo La Coruña
Germany Bayern Leverkusen
Italy Juventus
Netherlands Chelsea FC

Liverpool
MATCH REPORT
GK 1 Brazil DIDA
RB 2 Brazil CAFU
CB 31 Netherlands Jaap STAM
CB 13 Italy Alessandro NESTA
LB 3 Italy Paolo MALDINI (C)
DM 21 Italy Andrea PIRLO
RM 8 Italy Gennaro GATTUSO Out 112'
LM 20 Netherlands Clarence SEEDORF Out 86'
AM 22 Brazil KAKA
CF 7 Ukraine Andriy SHEVCHENKO
CF 11 Argentina Hernán CRESPO Out 85'
BENCH
GK 46 Italy Christian ABBIATI
LB 4 Georgia Kakha KALADZE
CB 5 Italy Alessandro COSTACURTA
AM 10 Portugal RUI COSTA In 112'
CM 24 France Vikash DHORASOO
CM 27 Brazil SERGINHO In 86'
SS 15 Denmark John Dahl TOMASSON In 85'
MANAGER
MG Italy Carlo ANCELOTTI

Atatürk Olympic Stadium
Turkey Atatürk Olympic Stadium
Istambul, Turkey

69,000 Spectators

REFEREES
Spain Manuel Mejuto González
Spain Clemente Plou (1st Assistant)
Spain Oscar Samaniego (2nd Assistant)

MAN OF THE MATCH
England Steven GERRARD
GK 1 Poland Jerzy DUDEK
RB 3 Ireland Steve FINNAN Out 46'
CB 23 England Jamie CARRAGHER
CB 4 Finland Sami HYYPIA
LB 21 Senegal Djimi TRAORE
DM 14 Spain Xabi ALONSO
RM 10 Spain LUIS GARCIA
CM 8 England Steven GERRARD (C)
LM 6 Norway John Arne RIISE
SS 7 Australia Harry KEWELL Out 23'
CF 5 Czech Republic Milan BAROS Out 85'
BENCH
GK 20 England Scott CARSON
RB 17 Spain JOSEMI
DM 5 Germany Dietmar HAMANN In 46'
RM 18 Spain Antonio NUÑEZ
CM 25 Croatia Igor BISCAN
ST 9 France Djibril CISSE In 85'
FW 11 Czech Republic Vladimir SMICER In 23'
MANAGER
MG Spain Rafael BENITEZ
INCIDENTS
Ball GOALS
Italy MIL: Maldini (01') Crespo (39', 44')
England LIV: Gerrard (54') Smicer (56') Alonso (60')
BOOKINGS
England LIV: Yellow Carragher (75') Yellow Baros (81')
PENALTIES
Italy MILAN   England LIVERPOOL
Serginho Miss   Goal Hamann
Pirlo Miss   Goal Cissé
Tomasson Goal   Miss Riise
Kaká Goal   Goal Smicer
Shevchenko Miss      
Orchestrated by the determination of Steven Gerrard, the tactical cunning of Rafa Benítez and the support of fans who demanded that each player perform with pride in the shirt, these six minutes showed that you should never give up. Even now, a familiar exhortation will go around Liverpool players or supporters when they walk through a storm. “Remember Istanbul.’’ Ancelotti’s side were leading 3-0 at half-time and it could have been more. Kaka, Hernan Crespo and Andrei Shevchenko were untouchable. It was Milanese men against Mersey boys. At the break, Benítez gave a rousing speech and made the important tactical change of sending on Didi Hamann to sit in midfield, crying havoc and letting loose the dog of war that was Gerrard. (The Telegraph)