UEFA Champions League | Post Match Summary: AC Milan 1-2 Liverpool

Liverpool’s unforgettable Istanbul comeback vs Milan

Re-live one of the greatest comebacks of all time as Liverpool defeated AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul.

Goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi earn Liverpool their sixth win in the Champions League group stages at the expense of AC Milan.

Salah was key for Liverpool again on Tuesday night as he scored his 20th goal of the season against AC Milan. His goal just before the break cancelled out AC Milan’s opener, which was scored by ex-Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori.

Milan’s first corner in the 28th minute saw them take the lead as Takumi Minamino made a mess of the inswinging cross, forcing Alisson to hurriedly parry, and Tomori poked home from close range.

Origi, given a rare start, forced the first save from Maignan but the Milan goalkeeper could not hold on when Oxlade-Chamberlain unleashed one and Salah made the half-volley finish look much easier.

The club records of the first player to score in five group games in one season and also the most goals (seven) in the same phase are mere footnotes for Salah.

Origi, however, is a man carving out his own slice of Liverpool history and a looping 55th-minute header from Mane’s parried shot after he had robbed Tomori only added to his cult status.

Even when Milan did break through Alisson saved from Franck Kessie, underlining Liverpool’s strength at both ends of the pitch, and opponents will be watching Monday’s draw anxiously hoping to avoid the six-time champions.

Tomori (29′), Salah (36′), Origi (55′)