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Top 10 Champions League videos of the 2020/21 season: From Manchester United’s shock defeat in Istanbul to the all-English showpiece final in Porto
We count down the 10 most-watched videos from the continent’s premier club competition last season.
Ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, BTSport.com have taken a look at the top 10 most-watched videos of last season as Chelsea claimed a second European title.
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10. Highlights - Porto 2-1 Juventus
Much-fancied Juventus were stunned in the first leg of their last-16 clash against Porto, when the Portuguese side struck in the opening minute of each half to ensure it was an unhappy return to Portugal for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mehdi Taremi took advantage of some casual play at the back to stab home a minute into the contest before the second half saw Moussa Marega double Porto’s lead at the Estadio do Dragao.
Federico Chiesa’s classy finish late on gave Juventus hope but it was ultimately a dissatisfactory night for Andrea Pirlo’s men as they headed back to Turin with lots to do.
9. Highlights - Manchester United 5-0 RB Leipzig
Marcus Rashford’s hat-trick, his first was the fastest by a Champions League substitute, did the damage while fellow strike partners Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial also netted.
It was a huge statement from Solskjaer’s men as they followed up the opening win over PSG with another over RB Leipzig to sit atop of Group H after two matches.
8. Highlights - Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Sevilla (5-4 agg)
A thriller between two of Europe’s most exciting sides at Signal Iduna Park saw Borussia Dortmund edge out Sevilla to seal a place in the quarter-finals.
Leading 3-2 from the first leg, Erling Braut Haaland (who else?) netted a double to put Dortmund firmly in control of the tie and take his remarkable goalscoring record in the Champions League to 20 goals in his first 14 matches.
Youssef En-Nesyri’s double made things interesting but ultimately proved too little too late for the Europa League champions as Dortmund qualified for a first quarter-final in four years.
7. Highlights - RB Leipzig 0-2 Liverpool
A gutsy performance from an injury-riddled Liverpool side saw Jurgen Klopp’s men place one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals in their first leg against RB Leipzig.
Despite fielding a centre-back partnership of Ozan Kabak and Jordan Henderson, Liverpool kept a clean sheet and netted twice in five second-half minutes through Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to seize control of the tie.
“A lot of people expected us to slip again because of the situation,” Klopp crowed after the win over Manchester United’s conquerors. “The boys didn’t, and I’m really happy about that.”
6. Highlights - PSG 1-2 Manchester City
It was a hugely-anticipated semi-final first leg. A clash of two of the glitziest sides in the competition, the two financial powerhouses led by oil-rich states and two favourites for glory in the 2020/21 Champions League.
Kevin De Bruyne’s free-kick evaded everyone and nestled into the net to draw the visitors level in the 64th minute and Riyad Mahrez struck the winner from another free-kick seven minutes on to give Pep Guardiola’s men all the aces heading back to the Etihad.
5. Highlights - Barcelona 1-4 PSG
Lionel Messi scored the opener against his future employers from the penalty spot but it was one-way traffic afterwards, as Mbappe tore apart Barcelona’s defence with a sensational hat-trick.
Everton loanee Moise Kean netted the fourth and PSG secured a statement victory ahead of the second leg in Paris, as Mauricio Pochettino’s men looked like the real deal and Barcelona a shadow of their former selves.
4. Highlights - Istanbul Basaksehir 2-1 Man Utd
In a group featuring PSG and RB Leipzig, few would have gambled on Manchester United’s first defeat coming at the hands of Istanbul Basaksehir on Matchday 3.
A bizarre opening goal saw Man United’s defence go walkabouts as ex-Chelsea forward Demba Ba ran the entirety of the half to slot the Turkish champions into a shock lead.
Edin Visca then took advantage of the space he was afforded to make it 2-0 before Martial gave Man United hope two minutes before half time with a headed goal. Yet Solskjaer’s stunned side could not recover in the second half and they left the Turkish capital with a defeat that would prove costly.
3. Highlights - Man City 0-1 Chelsea
The third-ever all-English Champions League final. Manchester City, Premier League champions elect and the stronger side on paper, were fancied to overcome a Chelsea side who would finish 19 points off Pep Guardiola’s men in the top flight.
Yet The Blues’ fortunes had completely turned around under Thomas Tuchel and the German would go one better than his 2020 final defeat to Bayern Munich as PSG manager, with a surprise win in Porto.
Kai Havertz’s goal three minutes before half-time was enough as City never truly got into gear in a frustrating night for Guardiola and Co. Chelsea were crowned European champions for a second time and City’s wait for a maiden Champions League trophy went on.
2. Highlights - Juventus 3-2 Porto* (4-4 agg)
A somewhat surprising inclusion at No 2 given there were no English teams involved, but Porto’s stunning away-goals win over Juventus in the second leg of their last-16 tie was one for the ages.
A game that had it all at the Allianz Stadium saw both teams trade chance after chance, but it was Porto who struck first through Sergio Oliveira’s penalty.
Federico Chiesa added to his first-leg goal with another sumptuous finish to make it 2-3 on aggregate and the tide appeared to turn in Juventus’ favour when two yellows in two minutes for Mehdi Taremi saw Porto reduced to 10 men.
The leveller would come, again through Chiesa, as the Italian headed home just past the hour mark. In the remainder of the game, Juventus saw a goal disallowed for offside and hit the bar but the tie would go into extra time.
Oliveira then stunned the hosts with a free-kick that squeezed under Wojciech Szczesny, before Adrian Rabiot’s header made it 4-4 just a minute later. Cue a barrage of Juventus pressure as the Italians piled forward but ultimately couldn’t find the goal they needed to advance.
1. The 2000-2020 Champions League finals in just 20 minutes
Two decades of Champions League finals compiled into one brilliant compilation as BT Sport brought you the very best of the very best in the past 20 seasons of European football.
From Real Madrid’s win over Valencia in Paris, to Bayern Munich’s victory over PSG in Lisbon, the drama of the previous 21 Champions League finals are condensed into 20 minutes.
Featuring stunning goals from everyone from Steve McManaman to Gareth Bale, sit back and enjoy the finest moments in the biggest match in European football and get ready for more of the same this time around!