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In 2005, a Liverpool team spearheaded by midfielder and captain Steven Gerrard met a loaded A.C. Milan squad in the Champions League final in Istanbul, Turkey.
Liverpool had fought through a tough group stage, and subsequently defeated Bayer Leverkusen and Juventus to reach the semi-final match against Chelsea. Liverpool defeated Chelsea in a 1-0 nail-biter of a match.
In the final, Milan jumped out ahead by three goals before half. Things looked grim for Liverpool, who were not favored to win the match anyway.
Liverpool, however, came out in the second half with a new resolve to win. A shift to a three man back line allowed them to push more men forward.
Steven Gerrard would open the scoring for Liverpool with a brilliant header. A goal from Vladimír Šmicer and a rebounded penalty shot by Xabi Alonso eventually forced the game into overtime and then penalties.
Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek made three exquisite saves to award Liverpool with their fifth Champions League trophy in a fantastic come from behind fashion