1 min: GOAL AC Milan 1-0 Liverpool
A disastrous start for Liverpool as Paolo Maldini dramatically volleys Milan ahead from 12 yards 50 seconds into the match, from a right-wing free-kick by Andrea Pirlo.
53 mins: GOAL AC Milan 3-1 Liverpool
Hope for Liverpool as captain Steven Gerrard finds space to direct a header into the far corner from John Arne Riise’s left-wing cross
55 mins: GOAL AC Milan 3-2 Liverpool
Is an amazing comeback really on the cards? Two goals in three minutes suddenly revive Liverpool as substitute Vladimir Smicer, in his farewell appearance, drills home a low shot from half-time substitute Dietmar Hamann’s pass.
59 mins: GOAL AC Milan 3-3 Liverpool
Dramatic scenes as Liverpool are awarded a penalty after Gennaro Gattuso floors Steven Gerrard.
117 mins: Jerzy Dudek makes an absoultely remarkable double save from a shot and header by Andriy Shevchenko, both inside the six-yard box, to deny Milan a probable match-winning fourth goal.
2245: A jubilant Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard lifts the trophy, which will be kept for ever by the club to mark their fifth success in the competition.
Well done to Liverpool FC for showing the courage and having the heart to carry on and go for it. Well done to Steve Gerrard for leading as a captain should do. An awesome match for a neutral englishman to watch. It’s a great night to be an Englishman, and an even better night to be a Liverpool fan. Well deserved and well played.
You will be there to defend it next year or there is no justice.