17 Apr 2009

UEFA hail Chelsea-Liverpool among 10 'classics'

7:04 am on 17 April 2009

European football's governing body has included Chelsea's thrilling 4-4 Champions League quarter-final draw with Liverpool in a list of 10 classic matches to have graced the competition.

Chelsea went into the second-leg game with a 3-1 lead from the away leg and hit back from 2-0 and 4-3 down to secure a 7-5 aggregate victory that sets up a semi-final meeting with the in-form Spanish giants Barcelona.

Three more Liverpool matches feature on the UEFA list, published on their official website, including the 2005 Champions League final at Istabbul where the Reds came back from 3-0 down at halftime to beat AC Miolan in a penalty shootout.

Manchester United's memorable 1999 triumph earns them two places in the list.