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Worst Match:
1) Valencia vs FC Barcelona (at Mestalla)
Barça lost 4-1 to an exceptional Valencia team. Lopez convinced me of his creative play and conviction as a player.

2) Real Madrid vs Valencia (Final)
Real's 3-0, Valencia, what happened?, Real didn't deserve to win it in IMO.

Best Match:
1) FC Barcelona vs. Chelsea (Camp Nou)
A nerve racking match with all the twists and turns of a great plot. Barça goes up 2-0 to fulfill the requirements to go on but Chelsea scores one to destroy Barca's hopes. Chelsea score the vital third goal but Rivaldo misses a penalty to seal the game. Extra time. And then two goals (one a redemption penalty and the second another header). Simply heart stopping and a wonderful display of football.

2) Galatasaray vs Leeds Utd. (at Elland Road)
The score betrays the sentiments: 2-2. But with everything against them, the public of England, the media, perhaps all of Europe, Gala went into that hostile cauldron and took it to Leeds with the penalty. Leeds equalized but then, perhaps the run of Sukur's season. He didn't even look up to see where the keeper was because he already knew 20 yards away what he was going to do with the ball. And he swerved the shot that sent Istanbul and the rest of the world siding with Gala into a frenzy. It was a great great match.

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Barcelona - Chelsea 5-1
The match showed what the champions league is all about. After loosing the first leg 1-3 Barcelona had to score 2 goals to take them to the semi-final. They did just that by half-time. Rivaldo's freekick took a lucky deflection and landed in the goals od De Goey. On the 45th minute Kluivert shot justt outside the penalty area. He hit the post, but Figo pounced on the ball and shot low in the left corner. In the second half a blunder by Hesp allowed the in-form Flo to equalise. Van Gaal sent on Dani for the attack. He scored a header and levelled the aggregate score 4-4. Then Kluivert was fouled in the box but was still able to push the ball through the legs of Desailly. The referee whistled for a penalty. Rivaldo came to take it, but the pressure was starting to tell and the ball sailed past the right post. On to extra time. Figo goes alone and is fouled by Babyaro. Rivaldo came on and doesn't miss, shooting low to the right od De Goey. Then Dani made a superb move from the right and Kluivert scores a header from his magnificent cross, thus capping off a great night for Barca. As the English commentator said: Chelsea are being thrashed.

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My list
worst match:
1)Lazio vs. Chelsea(in Italy)
2)Sparta vs. Barca
3)Dynamo vs. Rosenborg........Pathetic!!!!

Best match:
1)Man u vs. Real
2)Rangers vs. Valencia
3)Arsenal vs. Fiorentina
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