5 memorable Champions League ties between English clubs

Tottenham host Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday night.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at five memorable ties between English clubs in the competition.

Chelsea v Arsenal 2003-04 (Chelsea won 3-2 on aggregate)

Wayne Bridge scores the winning goal at Highbury
Wayne Bridge scores the winning goal at Highbury (Nick Potts/PA)

Roman Abramovich’s investment was beginning to bear fruit for Chelsea and they were paired with Arsenal in an all-London quarter-final. The Gunners, on their way to winning the Premier League without losing a game, were in the ascendancy after getting out of Stamford Bridge with a 1-1 draw. Jose Antonio Reyes then gave them a half-time lead in the second leg at Highbury, but a brilliant Chelsea fightback began with a Frank Lampard goal just after the restart and ended in thrilling fashion with Wayne Bridge’s winner with just three minutes left.

Chelsea v Liverpool 2004-05 (Liverpool won 1-0 on aggregate)

Luis Garcia's effort counted
Luis Garcia’s effort counted (Phil Noble/PA)

Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea were paired against Rafael Benitez’s Liverpool in the semi-finals to guarantee an English team would be in Istanbul for the final. After a goalless first leg at Stamford Bridge, it all came down to the return match at Anfield – one that still rankles with Chelsea fans. Luis Garcia’s fourth-minute goal decided the contest, but it was shrouded in controversy as replays showed William Gallas cleared the ball before it crossed the line. The goal stood and Liverpool went on to beat AC Milan in a thrilling final.

Man Utd v Chelsea 2007-08 (Man Utd won on penalties)

Manchester United players celebrate with the trophy in Moscow
Manchester United players celebrate with the trophy in Moscow (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Sir Alex Ferguson lifted a second Champions League crown, nine years after his first, as Manchester United turned Moscow red in the final against Chelsea. Cristiano Ronaldo headed United in front, only for Frank Lampard to draw Avram Grant’s Chelsea level before the break. There were no other goals and the game was decided on penalties. The shoot-out will be remembered for John Terry’s slip, when a goal would have won it for Chelsea, but it was Edwin Van Der Sar’s save from Nicolas Anelka that proved decisive.

Chelsea v Liverpool 2008-09 (Chelsea won 7-5 on aggregate)

Chelsea and Liverpool produced a thriller
Chelsea and Liverpool produced a thriller (Rebecca Naden/PA)

Guus Hiddink’s side won the away leg of the quarter-final 3-1 – but Liverpool gave them an almighty scare at Stamford Bridge, surging into a two-goal lead at half-time. Didier Drogba, Alex and Frank Lampard bagged in the second half to put Chelsea back in control before a frantic final 10 minutes. Lucas Leiva and Dirk Kuyt struck in the space of two minutes to leave Liverpool needing just one more goal to seal a sensational win, only for Lampard to make the game safe in the 89th minute.

Liverpool v Man City 2017-18 (Liverpool won 5-0 on aggregate)

Liverpool romped to a 5-1 aggregate success over Manchester City last season
Liverpool romped to a 5-1 aggregate success over Manchester City last season (Nick Potts/PA)

Manchester City were on their way to a record-breaking Premier League title and were favourites to progress in this quarter-final tie, but Liverpool had other ideas and blew them away in the first leg at Anfield. After City’s coach was attacked on the way into the ground, goals from Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane put the Reds 3-0 up after only 31 minutes to put one foot in the semi-finals. City were unable to rescue the game in their own backyard, despite an early goal from Gabriel Jesus, as efforts from Salah and Roberto Firmino gave Jurgen Klopp’s side a win on the night and a 5-1 aggregate success.