The 13 Best Ever Football Matches

Manchester City 3 QPR 2- 2012

This game had everything late-goals, red cards, relegation and champions. Finding themselves 2-1 down in the 90th minute Man City scored two goals in stoppage time to win their first title 44 years. Pipping their fierce rivals Man Utd at the post. The shear drama.

Brazil 1 Germany 7- 2014

I am certain most football fans were fixing their football live stream during this game, the hosts and the favorites of the 2018 FIFA World Cup had their hopes destroyed by Die Mannschaft. After the Brazilians found themselves five nil down at half time a majority of the stadium found themselves in plain disbelief. This game must be included for its shear shock value.

Celtic 2 Porto 3- 2003

This game is a real hidden gem. In the 2003 UEFA cup final Jose Mourinho announced himself onto the scene with a dramatic win over the last great Celtic side. Despite some inspirational moments from the great Henrick Larsson, the Portuguese side simply proved too much for Celtic.

Liverpool 4 Newcastle 3- 1996

A game that is a must for any list. Awarded game of the decade by the premier league. This saw the end of plucky Newcastle’s title hopes. They took the lead three times only for the game to be ripped away from them. A nice little extra fact, before the game Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan asked his keeper why he could not make points for the team like Man Uniteds keeper. I wonder why he conceded four goals.

France 2 Italy 1- 2000

The first tournament of the new millennium definitely delivered, and this final was the perfect closer. David Trezequets extra time winner was the first time an international tournament had ended in a golden goal. Breaking Italian hearts in a goal that kickstarted a new era of French domination.

England 1 Germany 1- 1996

This one is a true heartbreaker for any England fan. In there first major tournament on home turf since 1966 the English lost to the Germans on penalties Infront of a packed Wembley crowd. The England star Paul Gaiscoigne was mere millimetres from scoring into an empty net in the 116th minute which would have surely taken England to their first major final in thirty years.

Scotland 1 Italy 2- 2007

This one is included out of personal pain, as it was the first football match I cried at. I remember being a young boy in the crowd when Scotland only needed one point to qualify for Euro 2008. In the 92nd minute the Italian striker dived for a freekick which Italy scored from for the three points. A genuine modern-day robbery. Thankfully Italy went out the group stage of the Euros.

Germany 1 England 5- 2001

What else can be said five one and even Heskey scored. The chant that can be heard at every England home game, this game has certainly gone down in football folklore. A bit of revenge for 1996.

Chelsea 1 Manchester United 1- 2008

A classic in the Champions League final in Moscow between two of the Premier Leagues greatest teams. Ronaldo put Man Utd up early in the first half, before Lampard levelled for Chelsea. What followed was an end to end game, which looked more like a game of basketball than football. To put the cherry on the cake, the game was decided by an iconic John Terry slip in the Russian rain.

Spain 4 Italy 0- 2012

This was perhaps one of the most complete footballing performances from the Spanish national team. Completely dismantling a strong Italian side in the Euro 2012 final. This game was meant to be close after the Italians had flown past the Germans in the semi fans. This game was not even a contest as Spain managed to cruise to their third major tournament victory in a row.

Manchester City 4 Tottenham Hotspur 3- 2019

This game was genuinely indescribable; the first leg was 1-0 in the favor of Tottenham, but the second leg was already sitting at 3-2 for Man City after twenty minutes. This turned to 4-3 coming into the 94th minute, Man City needed one more goal to progress to the semi-finals and they found it… Only to have the goal ruled out by VAR.

Liverpool 3 Ac Milan 3- 2005

Perhaps the greatest comeback in football history. Liverpool found themselves 3-0 down at half time. After what must have been a tense team talk, Liverpool came roaring back in the second half to make the game 3-3 and take it to extra-time. The game went to penalties where Liverpool were eventually victorious.

Hibernian 3 Rangers 2- 2016

Again, a personal favorite of mine this was the game that ended Hibernians 114-year Scottish cup drought. After a topsy turvy game the Hibs captain headed home in the final minute to bring pure jubilation to Easter Road faithful.

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