3.Chelsea- Worst Premier League Champions of All-Time
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 15, 2016
Chelsea became the worst Premier League Champions of all-time in 2015/16 after finishing 10th in the league, 1 year after lifting the title under Jose Mourinho. They started the season badly under the ‘Special One’ but things go out of hand and he was sacked.
Guus Hiddink was brought in to steer the ship for the remaining six months but the damage was already done. They ended up in the 10th place with 50 points and 12 defeats. Blackburn Rovers ((1995/1996) and Manchester United (2013/2014) had terrible campaigns but they both managed a 7th place finish.
2. Arsenal humiliating 8-2 defeat to Man United
— Keane Berlian Pradipta (@Keaneberxxx) August 27, 2014
Arsenal fans have enjoyed matches against Manchester United over the years but on this day in 2011, they certainly did not enjoy a thing. The Gunners came to Old Trafford expecting to get their fans back in the mood after losing their Captain Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona and key player Samir Nasri to Manchester City.
The whole drama turned from bad to worse, Red Devils did not expect such a depleted side at Old Trafford and so they just started tearing the visitors apart. The Gunners had no answers and so the demolition continued. Van Persie and Walcott tried to minimize the damage but when it got to 7 then 8 and nobody could cover the volcano anymore. If you watched the match, you will remember well that the score could have been worse if the hosts scored ¾ of their chances. It was that bad and nobody at Emirates or around the World want to be reminded about this day.
1. AC Milan lose to Liverpool in 2005
AC Milan 3-3 Liverpool (Liverpool win 3-2 on penalties). pic.twitter.com/j9u7yxqHXq
— ️ (@AFCMEDlA) June 26, 2016
Champions League is a competition that any serious football fan cannot afford to miss. It gets even better when the competition gets to knockout stages, quarters, semis and the final. All the stars from all corners of the globe fight it out every year for the coveted European club crown.
In the last two decades, records have been set and others broken but there is one that will remain intact for many years to come and that is Istanbul final in 2005. The game was between giants AC Milan and four times winners Liverpool.
The Italians scored 3 goals in the first half through Maldini and Crespo and some fans even went to bed because the match seemed dead and buried. However, Rafa Benitez hatched a plan at halftime and in the second half they destroyed Milan in six minutes to make it 3-3 and push the match to extra-time and then penalties. The Reds won the trophy thanks to heroics of Jerzy Dudek.
Brazilian star Kaka still feels pain about the lose 11 years later. He recently told a local radio exactly how he felt.
“Honestly, years later I still can’t understand how we managed to lose that game. We had the best defenders in the world in that team,’’ Kaka said.
— B/R Football (@brfootball) March 30, 2016
“Our back four was Cafu, Jaap Stam, Alessandro Nesta, and Paolo Maldini but we still let in three goals in six minutes. Something amazing happened that can’t be explained.
“All you can really say is that in football these things can happen. Especially in the Champions League, we have seen truly incredible things happen.”