February 26, 2024

The most dramatic stoppage time goals in Champions League history

The Champions League is back and to celebrate we’ve taken a look at some of the most dramatic 90th minute goals in the competition’s history.

Betfair will then also pay out based on the end result, meaning they can pay out on two results within the same game! This payout again applies to the Champions League knockouts and to all football matches on Betfair Sportsbook.

Now let’s take a look at the 10 most dramatic stoppage time goals in Champions League history…

Bayern Munich vs Man United – 1999 – Sheringham & Solskjaer

We start with perhaps the most famous last-minute goal in a Champions League final. In 1999, German superpower Bayern Munich took on English champions Man United at Camp Nou. It was the perfect start for Bayern, as Mario Basler put Ottmar Hitzfeld’s team 1-0 within six minutes.

The game remained that way until the 90th minute, when the fourth official’s sign went up to signal three extra minutes. In the 91st minute, David Beckham turned in a corner from the left and after Bayern half cleared the ball, a shot headed towards Oliver Kahn’s goal and was headed in by substitute Teddy Sheringham.

The Red Devils were not satisfied with just one goal in extra time and were awarded another corner. This time Ole Gunnar Solskjaer returned home to create one of the most dramatic endings to a UCL final ever. With goals in the 91st and 93rd minutes, it’s safe to say that Man United left quite late.

Ajax vs Spurs – 2019 – Lucas Moura

After losing 1-0 at home, Spurs had the unenviable task of traveling to the Netherlands to try to overcome an Ajax side that included Matthijs de Ligt, Dusan Tadic and Hakim Ziyech. with the winner advancing to the Champions League. Champions League final.

The task was made even tougher when Ajax took a 2-0 lead in the first half thanks to goals from De Ligt and Ziyech. Tottenham needed a miracle.

Step forward Lucas Moura. Goals in the 55th and 59th minutes from the Brazilian meant Spurs only needed one more goal to level the match, knowing they would have away goals in their favor.

As the clock ticked into the 95th minute. Dele Alli passed the ball to Moura, who headed home to send them to the Champions League final and create pandemonium among the Spurs bench and fans.

Lazio vs Atlético Madrid – 2023- – Ivan Provedal

Goals in the 90th minute are always dramatic, but Lazio decided to add even more drama to their late attack against Atlético Madrid when their goalkeeper equalized.

Ivan Provedal spent most of the match between the posts, but with 94 on the back of his shirt the keeper headed home from a cross in the 94th minute to start the 2023/24 UCL group stage in incredible fashion.

Barcelona vs Chelsea – 2012 – Fernando Torres

The goal that gave us Gary Neville’s ‘goalgasm’. After a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea headed to Camp Nou hoping to reach the final. But after a hectic first half, the Londoners not only found themselves 2-1 down on the night against Barcelona, ​​but also a man down after John Terry’s red card.

While Chelsea were still going ahead on away goals, Barcelona still needed to score and in the 90th minute the ball was cleared from the Chelsea box and Torres was through on target with only the keeper to beat. The Spaniard rounded the keeper and put the ball in the net to send Roberto Di Matteo’s men into the final.

Real Madrid vs Man City – 2022 – Rodrygo (2) and Benzema

After a thrilling 4-3 win for Man City in the first leg, Real Madrid hosted the Citizens with a place in the final up for grabs.

When Riyad Mahrez scored at the Bernabeu on 73 minutes to make it 5-3 to City, the traveling fans thought it was over, but Real Madrid had other ideas. Rodrygo scored in the 90th minute to give Los Blanco’s hope, which then turned to elation when Rodrygo doubled his tally a minute later, making the score 5–5 on aggregate.

Real Madrid were then awarded a penalty in the fifth minute of extra time, which Karim Benzema converted, making it three goals in five minutes and giving Real Madrid an incredible UCL comeback.

Of Betfair’s 90 minute payout, winning bets on their ‘Match Odds 90’ market are paid out in full after 90 minutes, regardless of the full result. That’s right, whatever happens in injury time, you get paid, meaning these incredibly dramatic goals have no effect on your bet. Don’t worry, if your squad doesn’t win after 90 minutes but scores a winner or equalizer in stoppage time, you’ll get paid too.

Man Utd vs Porto – 2004 – Costinha

After a 2-1 win in Porto, Jose Mourinho took his side to Old Trafford in a Last 16 match. Paul Scholes restored parity to the first-half draw, giving Man Utd the away goals advantage.

As Porto’s dreams faded, Benni McCathy stood over a free-kick in stoppage time. His shot on target was not cleared by United goalkeeper Tim Howard and Costinha pounced on the rebound. It thrilled Porto fans when Jose Mourinho announced himself on the world stage by running down the Old Trafford touchline.

Barcelona vs PSG – 2017 – Sergi Roberto

Barcelona went into the second leg of their tie against PSG with no one in world football giving them hope after a 4-0 thrashing in France. At halftime the Catalan club led 2-1, but still lost 5-2.

Lionel Messi managed to make it 5-3 from the penalty spot, but five minutes before the end, Barcelona needed three more goals to win the match. Neymar gave Luis Enrique’s men hope with two minutes of normal time remaining, with the score now 4-1 to Barcelona on the night.

The Spanish giants were then awarded a penalty in the second minute of stoppage time, which Neymar converted. Sergi Roberto’s unlikely hero needed one more goal and pushed men forward. He scored in the 95th minute to win the tie 6-5 and complete an almighty comeback.

PSG vs Man United – 2019 – Marcus Rashford

Two years after PSG’s dramatic exit from the Champions League, it would mean even more injury time for the French team. After the victory at Old Trafford, PSG took a 2-0 lead at home.

For them, however, the match got off to the worst possible start, with Romelu Lukaku scoring early for Man United. Going into half time, PSG managed to claw their way back into the match, although they were still 2-1 down on the night, but 3-2 ahead on the evening.

That was until stoppage time when VAR ruled Diogo Dalot’s shot had been cleared and Marcus Rashford stepped up to fire home the penalty and put the England team through on away goals.

Barcelona vs Chelsea – 2009 – Andres Iniesta

After the final whistle, Didier Drogba infamously stared into the camera and called it ‘a shame’ and later referee Tom Henning Ovrebo admitted he had made mistakes during the match.

After a 0-0 draw at Camp Nou in the first leg, Chelsea knew a win would take them through to the 2009 Champions League final. Things started well for the London club after Essien made it 1-0 inside nine minutes and shortly after half-time the visitors had Eric Abidal sent off the field.

Knowing that a goal would send Barcelona through on away goals, Lionel Messi put the ball on a plate for Andres Iniesta to smash into the top corner from just outside the penalty area to break Chelsea’s hearts in the 93rd minute.

Real Madrid vs Atlético – 2014 – Sergio Ramos

The only thing that can make a UCL final more exciting is when you play against your biggest rivals. After Diego Godin’s goal in the 36th minute, Atlético fans dreamed of a famous victory. Hopes were crushed in stoppage time as Los Blancos broke the hearts of their enemies.

In the 93rd minute, Atlético failed to defend a corner and Sergio Ramos headed home to level the score, sending the match to extra time. Remember, if there was a 90 minute payout at the time, those supporting Atlético would still have been paid despite Ramos’ equalizer!

Real Madrid then scored two more goals in extra time to win the final 3–1.

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