The final on 28 May could mean a repeat of that magical 2000 season, with Real Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona as semi-finalists.
Before the knockout stages of the Champions League began, betting on the fate of Real Madrid, Atlético and Villarreal did not seem easy. But nothing is more false in football than an omen.
The team of Benzema and Courtois opened their executioner Chelsea a year ago and took Stamford Bridge (1-3) to the home of a hapless European champion. Abramovich, simone Made peace with ‘Cholismo’, showed Europe that a 5-5-0 on-field draw takes more intelligence than fear and despite defeat foden and defined by debrienne (1-0), warned City of pep guardiola way of the cross For which they will still have to pass through the metropolis.
Whereas, Unai Emery He only had to remember the past. The last time Bayern lost in Europe was on 27 September 2017 with Gipuzkoan coach as PSG coach (3–0). And Emery, now in charge of a Villarreal who has already overwhelmed Juventus, may well beat the Bavarian last Wednesday, yet unable to understand the obsessive commands. nagelsmann (1-0).
Therefore, the three Spanish teams challenge the forecast and aspire to stack in the semi-finals of a tournament, which should be completed with the winner of Benfica–Liverpool (for teams 1–3). kloppo in Da Luz). 22 years earlier, the 1999–00 season saw the league see its three participants the only chance to reach the final round of most continental competition (Real Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona). The tournament had a new format, with 71 teams from 47 associations participating. Although the jackpot went with the best coefficient in the three leagues, which could have four teams. In fact, Mallorca remained at the halfway point after being eliminated by Norwegian Molde in the third qualifying round.
of madrid Vicente del BosqueAfter defeating Bayern in the semi-final (2–0 at Bernabeu, 2–1 at Munich) before the surprise appearance of Nicolas AnelkaWon eighth against Valencia at the Stade de France in Paris on 24 May 2000 (3–0), in the first final of a maximum continental competition with teams from the same country.
Toshak’s ‘Flying Pigs’
It was a very contrarian course for the white team, which finished barely fifth in the league. Zaragoza still remembers them, who went without qualifying for the Champions League despite their fourth place.
It’s easy for me to see a pig flying over a Bernaboo to improvise. Once in a while, the bartender doesn’t tell the boss what to do. A lorenzo sanzu they didn’t need to read more than those declarations John Benjamin Toshack in the MARCA newspaper for his removal after only ten months in office. Vicente del Bosque placed the order. Evan Field, Karanka You helguera They weave a strange web before problems Iron You of mold, ferdinand roundEuropean midfielder of the year throws the dream heel at Old Trafford. And already in Saint-Denis, a header of Morientes after a cross from Salgado, a pirate mcmanman on the front, and from a lonely part RAL solved with a snap cazares (his tenth goal in the competition) overtook a Valencia who hadn’t even breathed in their first Champions League final in Paris.
Barcelona was left behind van abuseBuried in Mestalla (4-1) on a bad night puyol – had to be replaced at half-time bogarde-, unable to recover from double angleOne is aware of the penalty from Mendieta who was already running side by side with the elite, and on the final strike louse lopez, Hysterical Barca Crisis. Barra’s fortunes did not change with a 2–1 draw at the Camp Nou, which was also linked to Deportivo de. erurata They won their first league title.
english and italian
It is not common for a country to get three of its teams to play the semi-finals in the same season. England achieved this for three consecutive seasons: Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool repeated in 2006–07 and 2007–08; and it was the armory that was with him red Devils And this blues in 2008-09. Circumstances that did not always ensure success. Because it was Milan that ended champions in 2007 and Barcelona in 2009. United, yes, defeated Chelsea in the 2008 English final in Moscow, resolved in a penalty shootout.
Italy also had a moment of glory in the 2002–03 campaign, when Milan, Inter and Juventus reached the semi-finals with Real Madrid finishing in del Alpi. trezeguet, del piero You nedveda, However, the Champions League was taken over by Milan. technician Carlo AncelottiAfter 120 excruciating minutes (0-0), I got in the Brazilian goalkeeper Dida to your guardian angel. Three penalties for Brazil in the round. with Buffon front. Football stuff.
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