2005 UEFA Champions League Final

A Liverpool fan talks about the most memorable soccer match he's ever seen, the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final.

Self Study


Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


The most memorable soccer match I've ever watched, probably had to be the 2005 Champions League Final. Liverpool versus A.C. Milan, in Istanbul.

It was just such a great match, Liverpool were losing three nothing (3-0) at half time and came back to win it, by scoring 3 in the second half and then winning on penalties.

And I can still remember the match, it was just such an emotional match, and just a huge triumph for Liverpool, who were definitely the underdogs.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.


  • What game does he fondly remember?
  • Who were the two teams that played in that game/match?
  • Where was the game held/played?
  • What was the score at half time?
  • What was the score at full time?
  • Who won the game? In what way?
  • Who was the favorite to win the match?
  • Who was the underdog?


He fondly remembers the 2005 Campions League Final.

Liverpool played A.C. Milan.

The game was held in Istanbul.

At half time, A.C. Milan were leading 3-0 (three-nil).

At full time, the watch was tied 3-3 (three-all).

Liverpool won the game in a penalty shootout.

A.C. Milan started as favorites, and were expected to win the match.

Liverpool were the underdogs (the team not expected to win).



underdog - the team or person not expected to win a game / match / fight / race / competition.
the favourite / favorite - the competitor who is most like to win a game / match / fight / race / competition.
If Brazil play Australia in a soccer game, Australia would be the underdogs.
The Golden State Warriors are favorites to win the NBA this year.

nil - in some sports, nil means zero.
Manchester United beat Arsenal two nil (2-0)

all - in some sports, all means the score is tied / the scores are level / it was a draw.
The tennis game score is thirty all (30-30).
The football match ended in a one all draw (1-1).