Two of Europe’s footballing leviathons meet tonight in a clash that looks every inch a potential classic. But despite boasting 10 Champions League titles between them, the pair haven’t actually met in the competition for a whopping 38 years.
Their only match-up during that time came in the ever-weird UEFA Super Cup, back in 2001 when Liverpool were picking up pots at an alarming rate of knots. Taking place in the terracotta nightmare of the Stade Luis II, the game was an absolute stonker.
Immerse yourself in the oddness of Gerard Houllier’s Liverpool, enjoy Emile Ivanhoe Heskey tearing through Bayern’s defence like the Fat Ronaldo in his pomp and Carston Janker scoring the same scutty goal he netted once every 5 games for his entire career.
Crumps, Michael Owen in his pomp was something to behold, eh? And how about Gazza McAlister prowling about the midfield at the age of 67? Sure. And John Arne Riise’s curtains? An iconic look.
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