Matches that will be talked about forever, which you can’t forget. It is because of such matches that we begin to love soccer, which is why soccer is the number 1 sport in the world.
Manchester United – Roma 7 – 1, Tournament: Champions League (2006/07 season).
Date: April 10, 2007
You may wonder what was wrong with this match, but this match went down in history with the fact that it was the same Roma that we remember, Francesco Totti was in the prime of life after the successful World Cup in 2006. The composition included such players as Christian Pannuchi, Mirko Vucinic, Cristian Chivu, Daniele De Rossi, Doni. All of them personified Roma at that time. The Club of Rome in Italy competed with the Inter Milan and had considerable authority in the international arena.
It all began overly optimistic. First, Jallorossi got Juventus place in the Champions League after the Calcopoli. Then they performed well in the group and went to the playoffs in Lyon, followed by home success in the first match with the “Mancunians”. But the Chivu-Mexes partnership that worked all fall and winter was torn apart by the super-motivated players of Sir Alex.
Manchester, led by Ronaldo, played one of the best soccer games ever in the history of Eurocups.
Italy – France 1 – 1 (pen. 5 – 3) Tournament: World Cup 2006.
Date: July 9, 2006
The final of the 2006 World Cup between Italy and France took place on Sunday, July 9 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin and attracted approximately 69 thousand spectators.
The match is remembered not by the gameplay or by the goals scored, but by the fact that in the 109th minute of the match, the main star of the French team, Zinedine Zidane, was eliminated for headbutting Marco Materazzi in the chest, in response to insults addressed to him.
The World Cup final was the last in Zidane’s career. He opened the score at the very beginning of the game and his offender equalized the score after 12 minutes. The game went through in a very tense manner, the climax of the game was the removal of the legendary Frenchman, and then the defeat in the penalty shootout of his team. Such matches are some of the best soccer matches ever.
Borussia Dortmund – Málaga 3 – 2 (Second leg; First match: 0 – 0) Tournament: Champions League (2012/13 season).
Date: April 9, 2013
If you watch the end of the game, you will get goosebumps experiencing an emotional outburst and pride for Jürgen Klopp’s team, who did not give up and scored two goals in 2 minutes.
The first match of the quarter final of the Champions League between Dortmund Borussia and the Spanish Malaga took place in the home arena of the Spanish team and ended in a goalless draw. To find out who will reach the semi-finals of the Champions League, the teams had to play a return match in Dortmund. The first goal was scored in the 25th minute by Malaga. Joaquin scored. At the end of the first half, after an amazing combination, Lewandowski equals the score. The bumblebees tried to score the whole second half, but in the 82nd minute they got a goal, Eliseu had scored. To get to the next round of the tournament, Dortmund was faced with a difficult task – to score 2 goals in 8-12 minutes. What happened next, you probably know.
Manchester United – Real Madrid 4 – 3 (Second leg; First match: 1 – 3) Tournament: Champions League (2002/03 season).
Date: April 23, 2003
The first encounter between the teams ended in a victory of the “creamies”, with a score of 3 – 1. The chances of the “red devils” to reach the semi-finals of the tournament were estimated by experts as low, but Sir Alex’s team fought hard against Real Madrid.
Ronaldo, Beckham, Van Nistelrooy, Zidane, and Figo – this historical match was so exciting. Although Manchester United lost, they left a mark in history.
Both teams are forever gone. Real, which gathered under its flag the best soccer players in the world. Manchester with Beckham and Giggs in their prime. Such matches happen only once, amazing us with their random greatness. After such matches, we can see how 22 brave and desperate men are crying – some for joy, some because of frustration. Even Colin, well aware of what he happened to participate in, added four minutes to each half – as a result, the game lasted almost a hundred minutes.
Brazil – Germany 1 – 7, Tournament: World Cup 2014.
Date: July 8, 2014
8 goals scored made this match the most productive of all the semi-final matches in the history of the world championships. The German national team became the first team to score 7 goals in the semi-finals or finals of the World Cup.
The 36-year-old striker of the winners, Miroslav Klose, who scored the second goal against the Brazilians, became the top scorer in the history of the world championships (16 goals per career), surpassing the achievement of the Brazilian Ronaldo. The German team also became the most productive team in the history of world championships: the Germans counted 223 goals after the match, and the Brazilians – 221. The German team took revenge for the defeat in the 2002 World Cup final (0: 2).
For the Brazilian national team, this defeat was the biggest in history: the only time a team lost with a goal difference of six goals was almost 100 years ago (0: 6 against Uruguay at the 1920 South American Championship in Chile). Besides, the Brazilians had lost at home for the first time since 1975, their unbeaten run was 62 matches.
Uruguay – Ghana 1 – 1 (4 – 2 in penal series.) Tournament: 2010 World Cup.
Date: July 2, 2010
The most dramatic and at the same time the best soccer game of all time in the history of the world championships. The national team of Uruguay opened the tournament and reached the semi-finals of the world championship. In the quarterfinals of the tournament, Uruguay had to meet the strong team of Ghana. The winner was not decided during the 90 minutes of the game and the teams had to play 2 extra-times. Nothing remarkable happened until a free kick was awarded. A penalty kick was made, and the future hero of the match, Luis Suarez, handled the ball to prevent Ghana’s goal, for which he was removed, and a penalty was awarded.
Asamoa Gyan missed the penalty, thereby the Uruguay national team prevailed in the penalty shootout. The Ghanaians did not manage to cope with the psychological pressure, having lost 4 – 2in the penalty shootout.
Liverpool – Milan, Tournament: Champions League Final (2004/05 season).
Date: May 25, 2005
You probably could guess which match occupies the first place in our rating.
We will not say anything extra, except WOW! What a fantastic performance! Enjoy the photo!