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Results: Best celebrations and assists in UEFA Champions League history

Our first 30 Seasons of That #UCLFeeling polls looked back on some of the most memorable celebrations and best assists – but who made the top two in each category?

To celebrate 30 seasons of That #UCLFeeling we're asking fans to decide the greatest moment in UEFA Champions League history.

Over the course of the 2021/22 season, UEFA is asking fans to vote for the most iconic moments since the rebranding of the European Cup in the early 1990s. '30 Seasons of That #UCLFeeling' gives fans an opportunity to vote on everything from unforgettable goals and comebacks to sensational skills and impossible saves, with the top two moments from each of the eight categories going into the head-to-head knockout stages for the overall title.

By voting in the various polls, fans are in with a chance to win unbelievable prizes from match tickets to limited edition memorabilia.

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So far we have had memorable celebrations and best assists – so which moments (two per category) have qualified for the knockout stages?

Best assists

Trent Alexander-Arnold's quick thinking
Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona, 07/05/2019, semi-final second leg

30 Seasons of That #UCLFeeling: Assists – Alexander-Arnold
30 Seasons of That #UCLFeeling: Assists – Alexander-Arnold

If the mark of a player is his ability to influence the biggest of matches under the greatest of pressures, then the Liverpool full-back more than passed the test on an unforgettable European night at Anfield. Trailing 3-0 from the first leg, the Reds had somehow levelled the aggregate score inside 56 minutes but the tie now seemed destined for extra time.

Everyone was catching their breath as Alexander-Arnold walked away from a 79th-minute corner but the 20-year-old then doubled back and whipped in a perfect near-post cross for Divock Origi to turn in and complete the turnaround. "It was just instinct; you see the opportunity," said the Liverpool-born defender. "Everyone will remember this moment."

Kaká's ultimate through ball
AC Milan 3-3 Liverpool (aet, Liverpool win 3-2 on pens), 25/05/2005, final

30 Seasons of That #UCLFeeling: Assists - Kaká
30 Seasons of That #UCLFeeling: Assists - Kaká

The Italian side, and their brilliant Brazilian, were at the height of their powers just before half-time in the Istanbul showpiece. Kaká had already flicked a pass through to release Andriy Shevchenko in the build-up to Hernán Crespo's 39th-minute goal but that was merely an appetiser for what was to follow.

Five minutes later it was 3-0 as Kaká's effortless turn left Steven Gerrard heading in the opposite direction before his low swept pass curled around the Liverpool defence to release Crespo, who dinked the cutest of finishes past Jerzy Dudek. On any other occasion it would have been the icing on the cake but the Reds, famously, had other ideas.

Most memorable celebrations

José Mourinho's touchline sprint
Manchester United 1-1 Porto, 09/03/2004 – round of 16 second leg

Is Mourinho's touchline sprint your favourite celebration?
Is Mourinho's touchline sprint your favourite celebration?

Sir Alex Ferguson's United trailed 2-1 from the first leg, but looked set to progress on away goals as they held on to a 1-0 lead at Old Trafford, Paul Scholes having found the target on 31 minutes. However, the 2002/03 UEFA Cup winners turned the tables at the death, Costinha finishing after Tim Howard failed to hold a Benni McCarthy free-kick.

Elated coach José Mourinho pelted up the touchline to celebrate, and had sympathy for his opposite number afterwards. "I understand why Ferguson is a bit emotional," he said. "You would be really sad if your team got as clearly dominated as that by an opponent built on maybe 10% of the budget."

Didier Drogba's trophy dash
Bayern 1-1 Chelsea (aet, Chelsea win 4-3 on pens), 19/05/2012 – final

Is Drogba's trophy dash your favourite celebration?
Is Drogba's trophy dash your favourite celebration?

After eight years chasing the UEFA Champions League dream at Chelsea, including a red card in their 2008 final defeat, Didier Drogba had every right to be overwhelmed by the occasion as he followed up scoring the equalising header in the 2012 decider against Bayern by coolly converting the winning penalty in the shoot-out.

"I'm really happy and I don't know if there are enough words to describe how I feel now," the Ivorian said after the final whistle, his celebration with the trophy saying more than words ever could. "We gave everything. I don't know if we have enough energy to party tonight but we're going to find it."

What next?

The next vote – for best goals – is already open.

The winners of the votes move into the round of 16, where they will be pitted against other memorable moments from the past 30 seasons early next year.

From then on it is a straight knockout, culminating in the crowning of the greatest moment in UEFA Champions League history.

Vote and win here!