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Was This 5-4 Aggregate Win The Greatest Ever Champions League Tie?

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With the return of Champions League knockout action, we thought we'd take a look at one of the most memorable matches in the competitions history.

Cast your mind back to April 2004, Milan were reigning European Champions and were coasting to their first league title in some fifteen years. Cafu, Gattuso, Pirlo, Kaka, Nesta were just some of the world-class players at their disposal at the time.

They had gotten through that season's Champions League group stage as winners before dispatching Sparta Praha 4-1 on aggregate in the round of 16.

Deportivo La Coruna were their opponents in the quarter-finals; the Spaniards were deemed large underdogs and so it began, despite going 1-0 up through an early Walter Pandiani goal, Deportivo would go on to lose 4-1 in the first leg at the San Siro.


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Milan thus went into the second leg the heaviest of favourites to progress, Deportivo meanwhile had nothing to lose. What unravelled was once of the greatest Champions League games of all time;



What Milan would do to have their line-up from that night today;


Probably the greatest ever Champions League tie, very few people can say they say it coming.

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