Thursday, May 24, 2007
Milan dazzle over Liverpool in sweet revenge
AC Milan celebrate a 2-1 win over the English flag holders Liverpool. AC Milan's revenge mission was in sight of being averted making another Greek tragedy come true between these two teams when the referee's watch ran out of time some 20 seconds earlier.
Two years after losing a 3-0 lead, AC Milan lost on penalties to Liverpool in what is considered as the most gut-wrenching final of the European Champions league.
There was no rude shock for AC Milan this time and there was no miracle for Liverpool to claim the the biggest prize in European club soccer in the Olympic stadium of Athens.
In a tightly contested match, it was spurts of sheer brilliance from Kaka and Inzaghi that made the difference for Milan.
On the night that belonged to Italy, Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrad did everything right except find the opponent's net.
Paolo Maldini, wearing the captain's armband for AC Milan set an important milestone last night.
The AC Milan captain appeared in his eighth European Cup final, matching the record of Francisco Gento - Real Madrid's legendary winger of the Fifties and Sixties.
This win proves that Kaka is the best player in the world.