May 25 2005. 7.50pm BST.
Liverpool have just slumped off the pitch at Istanbul’s Ataturk Stadium 3-0 down and it seems like their dream of winning their sixth European Cup is in shatters.
Fast forward a couple of hours later and captain Steven Gerrard is lifting the Big Ears trophy after The Reds pulled the score back to 3-3 and beat AC Milan on penalties.
The game remains etched in the memories of not only Liverpool fans but football fans around the world and Virgin Media is giving you the opportunity to relive the drama all over again tonight.
Ahead of the 2019 final on Saturday, the station will play the iconic match in its entirety, from Paulo Maldini’s first-minute goal to (spoiler alert) Andriy Shevchenho’s miss in the last kick of the shootout.
That night in Istanbul. 🤯
On this day in 2005, Liverpool made one of the most incredible comebacks in sporting history to win a 5th UEFA Champions League.
Gerrard ⚽️ 54'
Šmicer ⚽️ 56'
Alonso ⚽️ 60'
— Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) May 25, 2019
The channel is only available to Virgin subscribers so if you fancy a trip down memory lane you better give them a call before tonight.
What better way to celebrate Steven Gerrard’s 39th birthday?