"Even today, so many Milan supporters thank me for that match," said Filippo Inzaghi as he reflected on AC Milan's 2007 triumph – one of UEFA's 60 Legendary Moments.
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Filippo Inzaghi has fond memories of the 2007 UEFA Champions League final and, unsurprisingly enough, he is far from alone. "Even today, so many Milan supporters thank me for that match," says the former Italy striker.
The gratitude of those Rossoneri fans stems from the fact that Inzaghi scored both AC Milan goals in their 2-1 triumph over Liverpool FC in Athens. Their success was all the sweeter because it avenged the Serie A club's penalty shoot-out defeat by Liverpool only two years before – in the so-called 'Miracle of Istanbul'.
"I remember all the parties," Inzaghi, 41, explains. "People will continue to talk about our victory in years to come. When I scored my second goal in the 82nd minute to make it 2-0, there was not long to go. That's maybe when you start thinking that your team might win the Champions League thanks to two of your goals. I think that's really exciting for a forward."