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The Top Ten Best Champions League Finals Ever

Over the years the UEFA Champions League has captured the attention of the world, and the eagerly anticipated finals have caused both endless joy and agonising heartache for millions of football fans. With the UK gearing up to host a record 6th final at Wembley Stadium, let's take a trip down memory lane and look at the 10 best Champions League finals ever:

1. Liverpool 3: AC Milan 3 (3:2 penalties) 2005 This epic battle in Istabul's stadium was the undisputed greatest final in recent Champions League history. AC Milan managed to get an early 3-0 lead, but the second half saw Liverpool score 3 goals within 15 minutes to force the final to extra time and eventually penalties.

2. Real Madrid 7: Frankfurt 3 1960 This final is considered to be one of the greatest football matches of all time and saw two Real Madrid players achieve hat tricks to win the club's fifth Cup title in a row, a record yet to be broken.

3. Real Madrid 2: 1 Bayer Leverkusen 2002 Real Madrid's 9th European title came in Glasgow, as Zinedine Zidane and Roberto Carlos teamed together to produce one of the greatest goals in history to take the lead against Bayer Leverkusen.

4. Manchester United 2: Bayern Munich 1 1999 The first-ever English treble was achieved by one of the greatest comebacks in football ever. In extra time, David Beckham twice managed to coax the ball from his adidas football boots into perfect placement for strikers Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskj?�r to score.

5. Porto 2: Bayern Munich 1 1987 Porto battled for 90 minutes to prevent Bayern Munich from clinching their fourth title, and took it home themselves for the first time. Both goals came late in the game; Rabah Madjer scoring in the 78th minute and Juary sealing the deal 2 minutes later.

6. Porto 3: Monaco 0 2004 Both Monaco and Porto entered the final as underdogs, and it was the first time that a well-known Italian, English or Spanish club didn't win. Porto's win cemented Jose Mourinho's reputation as 'The Special One.'

7. Benfica 5: Real Madrid 3 1962 The first time Real Madrid lost the Cup Final was to defending champions Benefica. In a thrilling 5-3 match, with the Portuguese attackers broke down the Spanish defense in the second half.

8. Celtic 2: Inter Milan 1 1967 The Scottish boys deserve a place on this list, with Celtic becoming the first British champions 1 year before Man U, with an incredible 2-1 victory in Lisbon against Inter Milan. Winning both the Scottish Football league and Scottish Cup in the same season, they also became the first European club to complete the treble.

9. Manchester United 4: Benfica 1 1968 Manchester United were the first English club to win the Cup title, beating Portuguese side Benfica with 3 goals in extra time at Wembley. With Bobby Charlton putting his team up 1-0 in the 53rd minute, he again scored in the first 10 minutes of extra time, with George Best and Brian Kidd also putting one each in the back of the net.

10. Marseille: 1 AC Milan 0 1993 The first year of the current Champions League format, 1993 saw only the first (and last) French team to win the title. In a match against AC Milan, Marseille managed to slip in the only goal at the 44th minute.