GALLERY: Five of AC Milan’s best European nights

By Oliver Fisher -

As the Champions League and Europa League enter the decisive stage, it’s time for a throwback.

I’m sure we’d all agree that European football looks better when the Rossoneri colours are involved, so let’s take a look back at some of the more memorable ones.

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Who could forget Kaka’s amazing solo goal at Old Trafford, arguably the greatest football theatre of them all. Like a scene from a play, the Brazilian produced a moment of class and skill to stun the Manchester crowd.

The Diavolo have also seen their fair share of late drama, shown twice in the slideshow above. Jon Dahl Tomasson can be seen scoring a 91st minute winner in the second-leg of the quarter finals against Ajax, sending San Siro into raptures. Meanwhile, Filippo Inzaghi’s last minute goal at Portsmouth secured progression into the last 32 of the UEFA Cup, having come from two goals down.

Above all, there’s the blow-away wins seen against Monaco in 1994 and Arsenal in 2012 – both fine examples of the power of home advantage, and a reminder of how much the club misses Europe.

Milan may not currently be experiencing these European adventures, but there is reason to believe the club will be back soon.

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