Champions League Final 2005
The 2005 Champions League Final between Liverpool FC and AC Milan will go down in history as one of the most exciting ever. Going behind to three (yes three!) goals in the first half Liverpool looked dead and buried at half time. Then they pulled something miraculous out of nothing and drew level by scoring three in a brief but beautiful 6 minute spell that shook the Italians. The match went into extra time and although Milan went close in the final minutes Liverpool held on for penalties which were taken at the end where all six previous goals had been scored. With an estimated 40,000 Liverpool supporters cheering on their heroes, Dudek made two fantastic saves thus bringing the European Cup back to Anfield for the first time in 21 years. Nobody who had made the trip to Istanbul will forget the moment Stevie G. hoisted the trophy above his head - pure magic! And as one of the banners in the mid levels proclaimed "Liverpool's fifth European Cup - Normal Service is Resumed".
This site is going to be dedicated to Rafa's heroes and every supporter who made the trip out to Istanbul. I am asking everyone who was there and took photos with their phones and digital cameras to please email them to me at photos@championsleaguefinal2005.com together with any stories or favourite moments they would like to share. If you have small movie clips please send those as well.

I will set up a free dedicated page for everyone of you and it is my intention (with your help) to publish at least 500 pages over the next 10 weeks. The result will be a shrine which pays homage to arguably Liverpool's greatest achievement and will provide you with hours of enjoyment reliving those moments (recorded by you and your friends) again and again whether you lept for joy when Alonso slam dunked his rebound into the top of the net or burst into tears of laughter when Cisse danced around the Cup in delight. I also understand Smicer partied in Taksim Square with everyone and I'm sure there were loads of you who grabbed some great shots of him puffing on his huge cigar!

Be one of the first to see your photos on the web - so email me them right now! I'll be kicking off with some of my treasured snaps over the next two days. If you like what you see then please email this link to your friends who were also there on Wednesday night - Walk On!

Thank you.

Jason

© 2005 Jason Brown