The 2018/19 Champions League Campaign Has Been The Greatest Of All Time
I've spent 25 years on this planet and today, on Thursday 9th May, I can categorically say that the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League campaign has been the greatest I have ever witnessed. Hands down. No question about it.
It has been the year of the comeback.
From the moment Marcus Rashford stepped up from the penalty spot in the final minutes to send United through against PSG, to last night's dramatic scenes at the Johan Cruyff Arena, where a Lucas Moura hat-trick gave Spurs a pass to the final.
The journey to Madrid has been nothing short of remarkable; so let's go through some of the best bits.
THE BEST CHAMPIONS LEAGUE EVER!!!!!- Football Stuff (@FootbalIStuff) May 8, 2019
:flag_es: Real Madrid 1-4 Ajax :flag_nl:
:flag_fr: PSG 1-3 Man Utd :flag_black:
:flag_it: Juventus 3-0 Atletico :flag_es:
:flag_black: Man City 4-3 Spurs :flag_black:
:flag_it: Juventus 1-2 Ajax :flag_nl:
:flag_black: Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona :flag_es:
:flag_nl: Ajax 2-3 Spurs :flag_black:
FOOTBALL BLOODY HELL :fire::soccer:
Ajax overturned a first leg home defeat in the Champions League against holders Real Madrid to go through to the quarter-finals after a historic win in the Bernabeu.
For the past three years, Real Madrid have looked almost unbeatable in the Champions League as they won Europe's premier club competition for the 11th, 12th and 13th times in their history.
But not this year.
Ajax reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in :two::two: years.- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 16, 2019
They beat Juventus for the first time since :one::nine::seven::four:.
For the first time in :nine: years Cristiano Ronaldo will not be in the semi-finals.
Take it away Peter Drury.. :sound:
Remember when Spurs entered a second-leg clash against Manchester City with a 1-0 lead on aggregate thanks to a Son Heung-min winner in the first leg?
It's safe to say that the match at the Etihad Stadium lived up to most fans' wildest expectations.
One of THE most remarkable phases of play the Champions League has seen...- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 17, 2019
∙ Sterling scores late winner
∙ The Etihad erupts
∙ Goes to a VAR check
∙ Disallowed for offside
Just about every emotion in 120 seconds pic.twitter.com/j6CTZByTXQ
Ajax have been the biggest surprise in the competition and they've been part of some all-time classics.
From their win against Juventus, when Cristiano Ronaldo and co were sent packing in Turin, to Wednesday night's heartbreaking defeat to Tottenham at the final hurdle.
The great Johan Cruyff always encouraged the game of football to be played without fear, and boy did they do just that.
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 8, 2019
WHAT IS THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE!?!?!?!?!?!!
SPURS HAVE DONE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LUCAS MOURA YOU LEGEND!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/oBmpjbUePq
It really has been the greatest Champions League campaign of all time. Do you agree?
Let us know in the comments.