Ancelotti: My European Cup final memories

Carlo Ancelotti recalls "a date with destiny" against Liverpool FC and a nerve-shredding shoot-out against Juventus as he looks back on his European finals with

A four-time European champion with AC Milan – twice as player and twice as coach – Real Madrid CF boss Carlo Ancelotti goes into the UEFA Champions League final with a wealth of experience, good and bad. He spoke to about his successes on the pitch and in the dugout, as well as his Rossoneri side's extraordinary 2005 final defeat by Liverpool FC. "We were exceptional in the first half, and then what happened afterwards is difficult to explain," the 54-year-old said.

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