Football is a popular sport among many people. It is the world’s most popular sport, and practically everyone enjoys it.
The atmosphere changes when it’s time for a football match, especially when it is unique, from the World Cup to continental championships, Champions leagues, national leagues of various association football, and others.
Football brings people together, fosters friendly rivalries, generates revenue, and provides employment opportunities (players and non-players).
Some recent encounters have created some unexpected surprises, and I’ll use this opportunity to share a few with you.
Many doubted Real Madrid’s ability to qualify at the expense of Manchester City in the 90th minute, when Manchester City led Real Madrid by two goals. At the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City defeated Real Madrid 4:3.
Real Madrid had lost hope after their opponent scored in the 71st minute to establish a two-goal lead, despite the fact that several expected them to overturn the results.
Manchester City were still in control of the game in the 89th minute, and the thirteen-time champions appeared to have given up hope.
Rodrygo revived optimism with two fast goals in the 91st and 92nd minutes. In extra time, Benzema struck a penalty to ensure the 2021/2022 Spanish champions qualified for the finals.
Barcelona had defeated Liverpool 3:00 at Camp Nou in this match.
Liverpool returned to Anfield and fought valiantly. In the first half, they only scored one goal.
Wijnaldum scored two goals in the second half, and Origi secured the victory with a fast corner from Arnold.
The champions league was won by Liverpool.
3. Tottenham Hotspur vs. Ajax
The 2018/2019 Champions League season brought yet another nail-biter that left many fans stunned.
Ajax Amstaerdam had defeated Tottenham in England and were returning to their familiar surroundings, where most expected them to reach the finals with ease.
Yes, they scored again in the 35th minute to take a two-goal lead and, more crucially, with an England away goal.
Then there was the Lucas Moura miracle, which stunned everyone.