Champions League 25th Anniversary -

Quarter Final - Manchester United 4-3 Real Madrid


The Champions League returns this week and we are celebrating it here at ITV Sport Archive by going through our vault to find some of the best games featuring British clubs since the competition began 25 years ago.

After their 3-1 first-leg defeat in the Santiago Bernabeu to Real Madrid, Manchester United would need one of the all the time great Champions League comebacks, if they were to progress to the semi-finals. On the night, United won a thrilling seven goal encounter, but it wasnt' enough and a hat-trick from Ronaldo would ultimately see them exit the competition. 25 years on and it's still regarded as one of the great Champions League games, and the ITV cameras were there to witness it.                               


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