Top 5 best moments in UEFA Champions League history

The UEFA Champions League is one of the premium and coveted football leagues in the European circuit. Here are the best moments in UEFA Champions League history.

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The UEFA Champions League is one of the premium and coveted football leagues in the European circuit. It has seen the participation of some legendary footballers throughout the decades since the inception of the tournament 69 years back in the year 1955. Real Madrid has won the highest number of titles to their name being champion on 14 occasions. 

With said that, here we’ll have a look at the top 5 moments in the history of the UEFA Champions League. It includes both on-field and off-field moments during the Champions League matches. 

Here are the best moments in UEFA Champions League:

5. Touchline Sprint of Jose Mourinho vs Manchester United – 2003-04 

 Jose Mourinho

Mourinho’s Port was taking on  Manchester United in Old Trafford; Porto was considered the underdogs against the Red Devils. Though they won the first leg, they were not backed by many experts to win the second leg against Manchester United. 

As the time of the match was nearing its end, Costinha tried to give an advantage to Porto; following this, everyone was stunned after seeing Mourinho sprinting around and down the touchline in Old Trafford, which is still one of the iconic moments in the history of the Champions League. 

4. A quick and sensational corner by Trent Alexander-Arnold – 2018-19 

 Trent Alexander-Arnold

It is still one of those moments which will stay alive forever in the history of Liverpool in the Champions League. However, they were quite down on the ‘morale’ aspect after losing by 0-3 against Barcelona in the first leg. 

However, in the second leg, Alexander-Arnold caught Barcelona’s defenders off-guard as his quick corner left the Barca defenders stunned and Divock Origi scored a stunning on-field goal which created a wild atmosphere at Anfield. 

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3. Unforgettable Bicycle Kick by Cristiano Ronaldo – 2017-18 

Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid was taking on Juventus in the quarterfinals of the Champions League 2017-18 season.  The legendary Portugal international and star centre-forward  Cristiano Ronaldo had already opened the account for his side with an amazing opener on Isco’s cross.

But the magical moment for all the fans came when Ronaldo came up with an unbelievable and sensational bicycle kick going overhead Gianluigi Buffon without giving a per cent of chance for any of the defenders.

2. PSG went clueless against Barca’s Brilliance – 2016-17 

FC Barcelona

At Camp Nou in the Champions League 2016-17 season, Barcelona was on the back foot after they had lost to PSG by 0-4 in the first leg of the round of 16. The French outfits were backed by a lot of football pundits to easily clinch a win in the second leg against Barca. 

But the tables turned in the second leg as Luis Suarez, Layvin Kurzawa and Lionel Messi scored three early goals to take Barca to a comfortable lead by 3-0 before Neymar’s double and Sergi Roberto’s goal scripted one of the historic comebacks in Champions League history. 

1. Miraculous Liverpool Outplay Mian in Istanbul – 2004-05 


Liverpool were completely written off by the experts after they were behind by 0-3 in the first half of the game in the final against Inter Milan. Everyone was expecting an easy win for Milan as they had a big lead at the end of the first half. 

But what happened in the second happened to be registered as one of the iconic comebacks in the entire history of the Champions League; Liverpool’s Gerrard, Smicer and Xabi Alonso came up with sensational strikes to equal the score first followed by Dudek’s sensational stuff in a penalty to clinch the match for Liverpool. 

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