Ancelotti vs Liverpool, there is always Athens after Istanbul

KOMPAS.comFinal Liga Champions May 28 will fight Liverpool has its own meaning for the Real coach Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti. After Istanbul there always is Athena.

Real Madrid tactician Carlo Ancelotti set a record with the success of taking their foster children to final Liga Champions 2021-2022. He is the coach who most often led the team to reach the Champions League final.

Laga Liverpool vs Real Madrid in the 2021-2022 Champions League final at the Stade de France, France, Sunday (29/5/2022) early morning WIB, became Ancelotti’s fifth involvement as coach in the top party.

Previously, Ancelotti reached the 2003 edition of the Champions League final (with AC Milan, 2005 (AC Milan), 2007 (AC Milan), and 2014 (Real Madrid).

In the four finals, Ancelotti successfully lifted the Champions League trophy on three occasions, namely 2003, 2007 and 2014.

This means that the coach who is familiarly called Carletto only failed once, in 2005 to be exact.

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It is noteworthy, Liverpool is a giver of suffering for Ancelotti in the 2005 Champions League final which took place at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul.

Ancelotti’s Milan lost tragically 2-3 on penalties to Liverpool after sharing the score 3-3 in a 120-minute duel.

In fact, Ancelotti’s Milan closed the first half with a 3-0 advantage! Liverpool’s victory in the 2005 Champions League final has been cited as one of the… comeback aka the most epic revival in the history of football.

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But, on the other hand, for Milan and Ancelotti, Istanbul is a tragedy. The pain of defeat was hard to forget and so made an impression on Ancelotti.

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