Champions League 25th Anniversary -

Final - AC Milan 3-3 Liverpool (Liverpool won 3-2 on penalties)


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.

The 2005 Champions League final saw Liverpool and AC Milan meet for the first time ever in European football. The Reds were in their first European Cup final in 20 years, and they took on a Milan side looking to win their second Champions League in three years. Liverpool had finished fifth in the Premier League and knew they had to win if they had any chance of being back in the competition the following season. It was a night of huge importance, drama and tension, and the ITV cameras were there for a truly memorable night.

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