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🔴 On this day in 2005: Fifteen years on from the Istanbul Miracle
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🔴 On this day in 2005: Fifteen years on from the Istanbul Miracle

Exactly fifteen years ago today, Liverpool completed one of the most remarkable comebacks in sporting history to claim their fifth European Cup at the expense of a heartbroken AC Milan team. 

A healthy chunk of Reds fans left the stadium at halftime, deciding that they had seen enough after trailing 3-0 at the break to the mighty Milan. There were even rumours that the Milan players were celebrating in the dressing room at the conclusion of the first 45 minutes.

When Steven Gerrard rose highest to meet a Jon Arne Riise cross in the 54th minute, very few of the onlookers at Istanbul's Ataturk Olympic Stadium, or the many millions watching on their TV screens, knew what was in store. Captain fantastic Gerrard's towering header gave Liverpool a glimmer of hope at 3-1 down and by the 60th minute, Vladimir Smicer and Xabi Alonso had added dramatic quickfire goals to level matters at 3-3. The miracle was materializing. 

Andriy Shevchenko was denied from point-blank range thanks to a miraculous, stunning reflex save on the line by Jerzy Dudek and perhaps it was then that Liverpool felt fate favouring them and the tide turning. 

Where were you when Steven Gerrard's Liverpool side produced an unforgettable comeback in the 2005 Champions League final?

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