Liverpool win the Champions League

Last night’s State of Origin match was a classic. Queensland won it in extra time on the Golden Point rule. Great match. I thought this morning’s Champions League final between Liverpool and AC Milan would be hard pressed to top last night in terms of excitement. Boy was I wrong, and I’m glad I made the effort to get up at 4:45am to watch it. At half time, AC Milan were absolutely cruising. They were up three nil at the break. Then the unbelievable happened. Liverpool scored three goals within the space of seven or eight minutes to level the scores. This is unheard of in Champions League history, and to have it occur against an Italian team, who are reknowned for their ability to defend the most slender of leads, is simply miraculous. It stayed that way until penalties, though Andriy Shevchenko had what looked like a certain goal saved by Jerzy Dudek in extra time. Liverpool won the penalty shoot out 3-2, with Jerzy Dudek again the hero, saving two penalties and watching one sail over the bar. Justice be done, in my opinion, because Milan didn’t deserve to progress past PSV Eindhoven at the semi-final stage. I’ll remember this final for a long time to come. "Never say die" has been given new meaning.