There are many seasons, semi-finals are even considered more attractive than the final. Take a look at the 5 Champions League Semi-Final “better than the final” that this League has ever seen.
BARCELONA 3-4 LIVERPOOL ( 2019) – Champions League Semi-Final
The first leg at the Nou Camp, Liverpool played very well but eventually had to leave with a heavy defeat 0-3 after a brilliant display of Lionel Messi. Although the second leg took place at Anfield, few people dared to think of the scenario The Kop could turn the tables, especially when Salah and Firmino could not be present due to injury.
But the impossible became possible with the unexpected shine of the duo Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum. Nobody has ever seen Barca so badly, and Messi has been so faint.
MAN UNITED 4-3 JUVENTUS ( 1999)
After only 11 minutes of the ball rolling in Delle Alpi, the fate of Man United seems to have been decided. Pippo Inzaghi scored a brace to give the hosts Juventus a 3-1 lead after two matches. It’s never been easier to score 2 goals against a Serie A team right on their field!
But with Roy Keane as the leader, Man United has done what is impossible for many other opponents. Keane rekindled hope, then Yorke and Cole completed a spectacular comeback.
TOTTENHAM 3-3 AJAX ( 2019) – Champions League Semi-Final
The final of 2019 is considered one of the most disappointing finals. But the Champions League Semi-Final of that year, every match is worth watching. While Liverpool did crazy things before Barca, in the remaining semi-final, Tottenham also created a miracle against Ajax.
When the second half of the second leg started, Ajax took a 3-0 lead. Three goals in 45 minutes? Can not? Don’t say that to Lucas Moura. The Brazilian left all three goals alone, with the third being scored in the near final kick of the match.
CHELSEA 3-2 BARCELONA ( 2012)
Chelsea to the Nou Camp with a slight advantage (1-0 win in the first leg), knowing that the home team Barca will do everything to reverse the chess. To make matters worse, John Terry received a red card for pushing Alexis Sanchez back after Gary Cahill left the field due to an injury.
And the fact that Barca did everything they could, made more than 700 passes and launched 22 shots. But in a crazy night, Barca threw away the advantage of 2-0 and more people, so that Chelsea scored 2 goals and the royal road to the final with a 3-2 final victory. After this match, Pep Guardiola announced the departure of Barca.
MILAN 5-3 MAN UNITED ( 2007)
The first leg saw one of Kaka’s most impressive performances for Milan. The Brazilian left both important goals for the visitors at Old Trafford alone, including the second one that will be remembered forever as he passes Heinze and Evra like a wind that makes these two players rush into each other.
In the second leg of this Champions League Semi-Final, it was Kaka who opened the scoring to help Milan overcome thanks to the away goal rule, before Seedorf and Gilardino drowned the Red Devils in the soggy San Siro.