In our special of the last decade in 90min, you could not miss a series with the best 10 encounters. Of the Premier, of the Champions, from the World Cup,…. here we leave you a list of unforgettable matches that have marked a whole generation:
It was the return of the semifinals of the Champions League. Barcelona was the current champion and the great favorite to repeat the title. For their part, Chelsea had an advantage over London thanks to a goal from Drogba (1-0). Despite the fact that the Catalans went 2-0 and expelled Terry, a goal from Ramires changed everything. Later, Messi missed a penalty that left the tie almost resolved and with Barcelona overturned, Torres put the final tie.
Again we refer to the return of the Champions semi-finals, again with Barcelona as the protagonist and again for the worse. The tie seemed sentenced with 3-0 in the first leg and a Liverpool plagued by casualties. However, an early goal from Origi and a double from Wijnaldum after half-time tied it all. A posteriori, came the legendary Alexander-Arnold corner with which Origi culminated one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the competition.
The first match of the World Cup in Brazil for both the Spanish and the Dutch was the reissue of the final in South Africa (1-0). Spain arrived as world and European champions and as a great favorite. He went ahead with a goal from Silva, but then Van Persie and Robben destroyed the against the dreams of the Red. It was a humiliating defeat that meant the end of the best generation in the history of the national team.
Look, there have been iconic Classics between Real Madrid and Barcelona, but like this one … The two teams played the title in the final leg of the 2016-17 league. Real Madrid went ahead, Barcelona turned the score around and the whites drew 5 minutes from the end despite playing 10. When it seemed that they gave the tie for good, Messi worked the miracle and put a perfect ball to which Navas could not arrive. Great goal, shirt off and celebration and legendary victories.
Possibly the 2018/19 Champions League was one of the most exciting in history. Tottenham reached the final after spending two epic ties. The first, in the quarterfinals against Guardiola’s City. They were 1-0 in the first leg and despite the fact that the citizens opened the scoring, they came back with a double from Son. Guardiola’s team was able to get 4-2, but a controversial goal from Llorente made it 4-3. The intrigue continued until the end, when in the last play Sterling scored … but it was canceled after a VAR review
The Spurs’ second historic tie was their semifinals. The Ajax of De Jong, De Ligt and Ten Hag brought a 0-1 that left them very close to the game for the title. They must have seen it better when they won 2-0 at halftime on the return leg. However, in the second half the figure of Lucas Moura emerged to make a perfect hat-trick. The third goal was in the last play and unleashed the madness in Pochettino’s team.
A bookmark scandal. Barcelona continued to go downhill and the summer of last year had one of the most delicate moments in its history. In the quarterfinals of Lisbon in the Champions League, Bayern passed him absolutely above. 2-8 in one of the biggest beatings in the history of the competition, which caused an earthquake within the Barça club. Messi announced that he was leaving, although in the end he extended his stay for another year. To make matters worse, the last two goals were scored by Coutinho.
Last day of the Premier League. City might finally finish the sheikh’s work with their first major title in decades, but the league was dramatically slipping away from them. Dzeko tied the game against QPR in discount, but there was still a goal to go. Then Agüero worked the miracle. He collected a pass from Balotelli, heeled over and burst the nets of the rival goal. The euphoria at the Etihad was full.
Without a doubt, Barcelona is the absolute protagonist on this list. Appears in half of matches. In 2017 he achieved the biggest comeback in the history of the Champions League. Paris Saint Germain had danced to Luis Enrique’s team in the first leg (4-0) and the miracle was unthinkable. Despite going 3-0, a Cavani goal seemed to end any Barça hope. However, a double by Neymar in the last minutes left everything in the air. As in the air was where Sergi Roberto hunted the last shipment of Ter Stegen to finish a masterpiece. Safety pin.
The palm is undoubtedly taken by the historic ‘7’ that Germany made to Brazil. The two best teams of always saw each other’s faces on a stage like Maracanã to live a real great game … that there was not. Basically, because the Manschaft took out the roller and in minute 35 they were already winning 0-5 !!! It was a national drama that saw Oscar’s goal in the second half, the most humiliating in the history of La Canarinha.