MILAN A.C.


1998-1999


Milan vs Vicenza


Match Worn Shirt


Maldini Paolo


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This shirt was worn by Paolo Maldini during the Serie A game between Milan and Vicenza which took place in Milan, “Giuseppe Meazza” Stadium, on December 13th 1998. Milan defeated Vicenza 1-0 and Maldini swapped his shirt with a Vicenza’s player who we got it from. Despite the difficulties Milan encountered during this period, through Maldini’s leadership, they reached the Coppa Italia final in 1998, losing to Lazio, and won the 1998–99 Serie A title under Alberto Zaccheroni, finishing one point ahead of Lazio. Maldini made his 400th Serie A appearance on 25 April 1999.

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Weah joined A.C. Milan in 1995, with whom he immediately won the Italian league in 1996 under Fabio Capello, playing alongside Roberto Baggio and Dejan Savićević in Milan’s attack, as well as Marco Simone, on occasion, and finishing the season as Milan’s top goalscorer; he won the Serie A title once again in 1999. During his time with the club, he also reached the 1998 Coppa Italia final, and finished as runner-up in the Supercoppa Italiana on two occasions, in 1996 and 1999. Despite their European dominance in the early 1990s, Milan were less successful in Europe during this time, however, with their best result being a quarter-final finish in the 1995–96 UEFA Cup. Exhibiting skill, athleticism and goalscoring prowess, Weah became famous at Milan for scoring several notable goals, in particular a solo goal against Hellas Verona at the San Siro which saw him deftly control the ball from Verona’s corner kick just outside his own penalty area, before he set off. With all his teammates back defending the corner Weah made a beeline for goal, leaving his own teammates in his wake. His teammate Zvonimir Boban stated, “It was an incredible run. We were thinking, ‘When’s he going to stop? When’s he going to stop? He’s not going to stop! He’s never going to stop!'”. Weah finished by rifling the ball into the bottom left corner before an exuberant goal celebration. Due to his performances with both Paris Saint-Germain and Milan, in 1995 Weah was the recipient of several individual awards: he won the Ballon d’Or, the Onze d’Or, and was named FIFA World Player of the Year, becoming the first and, currently, only native African player, to win these awards; Weah dedicated his FIFA World Player of the Year victory to his former manager, Arsène Wenger, stating that it was thanks to him that he was able to develop into a world class player. That year, Weah also won the African Player of the Year Award for the third time in his career, and was named to the Onze de Onze by the French football magazine Onze Mondial. In 1996, Weah finished second in the FIFA World Player of the Year ranking; he was also the recipient of the FIFA Fair Play Award, and was voted the African Player of the Century by sport journalists from around the world.

MILAN A.C.


1998-1999


Match Worn Shirt


Weah George


MILAN A.C.


1999-2000


Match Worn Shirt


Ambrosini Massimo


Things to Know:

The Scudetto badge is back to the chest of the 1999-2000 Milan’s shirts due the 1998-1999 Serie A’s victory. The team did not repeat its successful season in 1998–99, and fell back to third in Serie A, as well as crashing out of the Champions League, following a lackluster performance in the First Group Phase. In fact, Milan ended up last in the group, and was not even qualifying for the remainder of the UEFA Cup.  

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This shirt was worn by Andrij Shevchenko during the A.C.Milan Centenary’s match that took place in Milan, “Giuseppe Meazza” Stadium on July 21st 1999. This game represented the official team’s 100th Anniversary event. In the 1999-2000 Milan A.C. celebrates its 100th Anniversary. To celebrate this important event Adidas made a special anniversary shirt inspired by the first Milan A.C. shirt with tiny stripes. After this match this kit was used  by the team in very few Serie A and Champions League games.

MILAN A.C.


July 21st 1999


Centenary’s Match


Milan Oro vs Milan Centenario


Match Worn Shirt


Shevchenko Andrij


MILAN A.C.


1999-2000


100th Anniversary


Champions League


Match Worn Shirt


Sala Luigi


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Luigi Sala was a former defender who joined A.C.Milan in the summer of 1998. He played as a central defender for three seasons. In June 2001, Sala was sold to Atalanta for 7 billion lire, along with Gianni Comandini (30 billion) and Luca Saudati (18 billion), as part of Cristian Zenoni and Massimo Donati’s deal to Milan, for 60 billion Italian lire. Sala was banned 2 year after a plea bargain on 1 August 2012 due to involvement in 2011–12 Italian football scandal. He was questioned by the prosecutor on 8 March 2012.

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A.C. Milan signed Boban in 1991 in a deal worth £8 million. Milan immediately loaned him to Bari, as they felt he needed time to settle in Italy without counting as one of the 3 non-Italian players the club was limited to at the time. Bari were relegated in this season, but Boban ably demonstrated his ability in the team and was recalled to Milan. He stayed in the club for nine seasons, and enjoyed great success with them, helping the team to the 1994 Champions League title and contributing to the 1995 campaign in which they ended as runners-up. Playing 251 games for Milan and scoring 30 goals, Boban won four Serie A titles, as well as three Italian Supercups. In August 2001, with his role at Milan diminished due to the signing of Rui Costa, he was loaned to La Liga side Celta Vigo where he played in only four league matches. Unhappy with his role as a substitute, he retired in October 2001 and finished his last season earlier than he intended.

MILAN A.C.


1999-2000


Champions League


Match Worn Shirt


Boban Zvonimir

MILAN A.C.


2000-2001


Champions League


Match Worn Shirt


Shevchenko Andrij

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In 1999, Shevchenko joined Italian club Milan for a then-record transfer fee of $25 million. He made his league debut on 28 August 1999 in a 2–2 draw with Lecce.[12]Alongside five other players — Michel Platini, John Charles, Gunnar Nordahl, Istvan Nyers, and Ferenc Hirzer — he managed, as a foreign player, to win the Serie A scoring title in his debut season, finishing with 24 goals in 32 matches. Shevchenko maintained his excellent form into the 2000–01 season, scoring 24 goals in 34 matches. Shevchenko also managed to score nine goals in 14 matches in the Champions League. Milan, however, failed to get past the second group stage.

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In the summer of 1997, he signed with Italian team Milan for €8.5 million from PSG. With Milan, he became a prominent part of a star-studded lineup on the left wing. He played four full seasons with the club, winning the 1998–99 Serie A title, in which he played a key role with his prolific performances, scoring 12 goals. In total, he scored 22 goals[4] in 177 games for Milan, before returning to Brazil with São Paulo and Flamengo. He later returned to Milan and finished his career with the team in 2003, winning the 2002–03 Coppa Italia title.

MILAN A.C.


2000-2001


Match Worn Shirt


Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo

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Rossi held the record for the longest streak without conceding a goal in Serie A history. In an 11-match span, from 12 December 1993 to 27 February 1994, he kept a clean sheet for 929 consecutive minutes before being beaten by a long-range strike by U.S. Foggia’s Igor Kolyvanov; he surpassed the previous mark set by Dino Zoff in 1972–73 by 26 minutes, and his own record of longest consecutive minutes without conceding was surpassed by Gianluigi Buffon on 20 March 2016, by 45 minutes. Rossi also holds the record for the least goals conceded by a goalkeeper during a single 34-match Italian league season, with 11.

MILAN A.C.


2000-2001


Champions League


Match Worn & Signed Shirt


Rossi Sebastiano

MILAN A.C.


2001-2002


Match Worn Shirt


Pirlo Andrea

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2001-2002 was the first Andrea Pirlo’s season with Milan A.C. Pirlo made his Milan debut on 20 September 2001, in a 2–0 win over BATE Borisov in the UEFA Cup, after coming on for Massimo Donati. During his first season with the club, he helped the team to a fourth-place finish UEFA Champions League qualification spot, also reaching the semi-final of the UEFA Cup, the club’s best ever result in the competition. On 30 March 2002, he scored his first goal with Milan in a 3–1 home win over Parma, from a free-kick. At Milan, manager Carlo Ancelotti decided to shift Pirlo in front of the defence as a deep-lying playmaker, which allowed him more time on the ball to orchestrate his team’s attacks. Pirlo excelled in his new role, and soon developed into a world-class midfielder, playing a key role in Milan’s subsequent successes, as he won two UEFA Champions Leagues (2003 and 2007), two UEFA Super Cups (2003 and 2007), two Serie A titles (2004 and 2011), a FIFA Club World Cup (2007), a Supercoppa Italiana (2004), and a Coppa Italia (2003) with the club.

MILAN A.C.


2001-2002


Uefa Cup


Match Worn & Unwashed Shirt


Abbiati Christian


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Abbiati, who had been with Milan since 1998, due to his performances, broke into the starting line-up, and in the final match of the season on 23 May, he made several decisive saves, including one on Cristian Bucchi, as Milan celebrated winning the Scudetto following a 2–1 away win over Perugia. He then became Milan’s undisputed first choice goalkeeper for the next four years, until he lost his starting spot to backup Dida early in the 2002–03 season after picking up an injury during a Champions League qualifying match in August 2002. Dida’s top form effectively grounded Abbiati’s playing time to a halt. Despite his relegation to the bench, Abbiati still managed to contribute to Milan’s Coppa Italia and Champions League victories that season.


MILAN A.C.


2002-2003


Match Worn Shirt


Redondo Fernando


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In 2000, Redondo transferred to Serie A club A.C. Milan in a controversial £11m move: he stated that he was not involved in transfer discussions and expressed his desire to stay at Madrid. In response, a section of Real Madrid supporters gathered outside the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium protesting the transfer. However, he suffered a serious knee injury in one of his first training sessions for his new team, and was unable to play for the next 2½ years; he suspended his £2.74m-a-year salary, and even tried to give back the house and car which the Milan board had given him. Redondo did manage to contribute (albeit in a peripheral role) to Milan’s successes in the 2002–03 and 2003–04 seasons, making a combined 16 league appearances and adding five in the 2002–03 Champions League and six in the same edition of the Coppa Italia, including the two-legged final. In late 2004, at the age of 35, he retired from professional football following another knee injury.

MILAN A.C.


2002-2003


Match Worn Shirt


Gattuso Gennaro

MILAN A.C.


2002-2003


Champions League


Milan vs Real Madrid


Match Worn Shirt


Maldini Paolo

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Milan won the 2002–03 Champions League with Maldini as their captain for the first time in his career, in the first all-Italian final, against Juventus, on 28 May 2003 at Old Trafford. Maldini helped Milan keep a clean sheet, as they defeated Juventus 3–2 on penalties after a 0–0 deadlock following extra time. On that day, it was exactly 40 years since his father, Cesare, had also lifted the European Cup trophy as Milan’s captain, also in England. He and his father are only one of three other father-son pairs to have also done so; the others being Manuel Sanchís Martínez and Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo of Real Madrid, and Carles and Sergio Busquets of Barcelona. Maldini was elected Man of the Match and was named in the UEFA Team of the Year for the first time in his career.

MILAN A.C.


2002-2003


Champions League Final


Milan vs Juventus


Match Worn Shirt


Maldini Paolo


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The 2003 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match that took place at Old Trafford in Manchester, England on 28 May 2003 to decide the winner of the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League. The match was contested by two Italian teams: Juventus and Milan. The match made history as it was the first time two clubs from Italy had faced each other in the final. It was also the second intra-national final of the competition, following the all-Spanish 2000 UEFA Champions League Final three years earlier. Milan won the match via a penalty shoot-out after the game had finished 0–0 after extra time. Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United, was selected to host the match in December 2001, following a meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee in Nyon, Switzerland, at the same time as Estadio de La Cartuja in Seville was selected to host the 2003 UEFA Cup Final. It was selected ahead of the likes of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, the Stade de France in Saint-Denis near Paris, and the Amsterdam Arena.

Champions League 2003 Final Match Worn Shirts and Game Used Ball.

“Supercoppa Italiana 2004” Match Used Ticket and Event’s Poster


MILAN A.C.


2003-2004


Supercoppa Italiana


Milan vs Juventus


Match Worn Shirt


Rui Costa Manuel


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The 2003 Supercoppa Italiana was a match contested by Juventus, the 2002–03 Serie A winner, and Milan, the 2002–03 Coppa Italia winner. It was the sixth appearance for Juventus (3 victories in 1995, 1997 and 2002) and the seventh for Milan (victories in 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994). The match was played in East Rutherford, New Jersey in the United States, the home pitch of the Major League Soccer club New York/New Jersey MetroStars (now New York Red Bulls), with a heavily Italian heritage in the region. Juventus beat Milan on penalties, three months after losing to the same opposition in a shootout in the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final. This game was the only with the “Coppa Italia” badge on chest left side very close to the team’s logo. Apparently the management didn’t like the position of this badge so for the rest of season the badge was used in the middle central chest.


MILAN A.C.


2003-2004


Toyota Cup Final


Milan vs Boca Juniors


Match Worn Shirt


Maldini Paolo


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In the 2003-2004 season, Milan were defeated by Juventus on penalties in the Supercoppa Italiana, and in the Intercontinental Cup final by Boca Juniors, once again on penalties, but managed to defeat Porto to capture yet another UEFA Super Cup. Maldini placed third in the 2003 Ballon d’Or for the second time in his career. Maldini would go on to captain Milan to win the Serie A title that season, with a record 82 points, whilst Milan would be eliminated in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia by Lazio, and in the quarter-finals of the Champions League by Deportivo de La Coruña. In April 2004, Maldini placed tenth on the ‘UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll, an online UEFA survey, which was organized to commemorate the best European footballers of the past 50 years. Maldini was the second-highest placed Italian after Dino Zoff. Maldini was also included in the FIFA 100 list in 2004, which was a selection of the 125 greatest living footballers, chosen by Pelé. Following his Series A-winning performances, Maldini was elected to be the Serie A Defender of the Year in 2004 at the Italian footballing Awards.

MILAN A.C.


2003-2004


Toyota Cup Final


Milan vs Boca Juniors


Runner-up Player’s Medal


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The 2003 Intercontinental Cup was the 42nd Intercontinental Cup, an annual football match contested by the winners of the previous season’s UEFA Champions League and Copa Libertadores competitions. The match was played on 14 December 2003 between Boca Juniors of Argentina, winners of the 2003 Copa Libertadores and Milan of Italy, winners of the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League. The match was played at the neutral venue of the International Stadium Yokohama in front of 70,000 fans. Matías Donnet was named as man of the match. Since the 2004 Version a year later was goalless and gone to penalties, Matías Donnet scored the last goal of the Intercontinental Cup before being abolished to the FIFA Club World Cup.

MILAN A.C.


November 23rd 2003


Chievo vs Milan


100th Goal Golden Bar Award


Shevchenko Andrij


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This golden bar was personally gifted to Andrij Shevchenko by Silvio Berlusconi to celebrate player’s 100th goal with A.C.Milan that he scored in the Serie A game between Chievo and Milan which took place in Verona, “Stadio Bentegodi”, on November 23rd 2003. Shevchenko scored two goals writing an important page of the club’s history. Shevchenko finished top goalscorer in Serie A in 2003–04 for the second time in his career, scoring 24 goals in 32 matches as Milan won the Scudetto for the first time in five years. He also scored the winning goal in the UEFA Super Cup victory over Porto, leading to Milan’s second trophy of the season. In August 2004, he scored three goals against Lazio as Milan won the Supercoppa Italiana. Shevchenko capped off the year by being awarded the 2004 Ballon d’Or, becoming the third Ukrainian player ever to win the award after Oleg Blokhin and Igor Belanov. In the same year, Shevchenko was also inducted into the FIFA 100.

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Kaká was a part of the five-man midfield in the 2004–05 season, usually playing in a withdrawn role behind striker Andriy Shevchenko. He was supported by Gennaro Gattuso and Clarence Seedorf defensively, as well as Massimo Ambrosini, allowing Kaká as the attacking midfielder and Rui Costa or Andrea Pirlo as the deep-lying playmaker to be in charge of creating Milan’s goalscoring chances, forming a formidable midfield unit in both Italy and Europe. Milan began the season by winning the Supercoppa Italiana against Lazio. He scored seven goals in 36 domestic appearances as Milan finished runner-up in the Scudetto race. Milan also reached the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia that season. Kaká played a pivotal role in Milan’s Champions League campaign that season, helping them to reach the final against Liverpool, scoring two goals and providing five assists. Dubbed the “Miracle of Istanbul,” Milan led 3–0 at half time, before Liverpool staged a comeback, scoring three goals in six minutes, and eventually won the match 3–2 on penalties. A match widely regarded as one of the greatest finals in the competition’s history, Kaká was imperious in the first half; he first won the early free-kick which led to Paolo Maldini’s opening goal, later beginning the play that led to Hernán Crespo’s first goal and Milan’s second of the night, before executing a long curling pass that split open the Liverpool defence and rolled perfectly into the path of Crespo to score Milan’s third. Kaká was once again nominated for the Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year Awards, finishing ninth and eighth respectively, and he was named the 2005 UEFA Club Football Best Midfielder.

MILAN A.C.


2004-2005


Champions League


Milan vs Celtic


Match Worn Shirt


“Kaka” Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite


Things to Know:

This shirt was used by Kakà Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, better known as Kaka on September 29th 2004 during the game against Celtic F.C. The shirt was swapped after the game by Kaka with a Celtic’s player, whom we get the shirt from.


MILAN A.C.


2004/2005


Lecce vs Milan


Match Worn Shirt


Rui Costa Manuel


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This shirt was worn by Manuel Rui Costa during the Serie A game between Lecce and Milan which took place in Lecce, “Ettore Giardiniero – Via del Mare” Stadium, on May 15th 2005. Milan draw 2-2 and Rui Costa swapped his shirt after the match with a Lecce’s player whom we got it from. Rui Costa joined A.C.Milan in the summer of 2001 when he followed Fatih Terim the coach of Fiorentina that became new Milan’s manager. When Terim left Fiorentina for Milan, he took Costa with him, paying an 85 billion lire (€43,898,836) for the player. In so doing, Costa became Milan’s most expensive transfer of all-time. He played five seasons in Milan, where he won one Serie A title, one Coppa Italia, one Italian Super Cup, one UEFA Champions League and one UEFA Super Cup. He played less frequently following the arrival of Brazilian youngster Kaká in 2003.


MILAN A.C.


Champions League Final 


May 25th 2005


Milan vs Liverpool


Match Worn Shirt


Shevchenko Andrij


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The 2005 UEFA Champions League Final was the final match of the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League, Europe’s primary club football competition. The showpiece event was contested between Liverpool of England and Milan of Italy at the Atatürk Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on 25 May 2005. Liverpool, who had won the competition four times, were appearing in their sixth final, and their first since 1985. Milan, who had won the competition six times, were appearing in their second final in three years and tenth overall. Each club needed to progress through the group stage and knockout rounds to reach the final, playing 12 matches in total. Liverpool finished second in their group behind 2004 runners-up AS Monaco and subsequently beat Bayer Leverkusen, Juventus and Chelsea to progress to the final. Milan won their group ahead of Barcelona and faced Manchester United, Internazionale and PSV Eindhoven before reaching the final. Milan were regarded as favourites before the match and took the lead within the first minute through captain Paolo Maldini. Milan striker Hernán Crespo added two more goals before half-time to make it 3–0. In the second half Liverpool launched a comeback and scored three goals in a dramatic six-minute spell to level the scores at 3–3, with goals from Steven Gerrard, Vladimír Šmicer and Xabi Alonso. The scores remained the same during extra time, and a penalty shoot-out was required to decide the champions. The score was 3–2 to Liverpool when Andriy Shevchenko’s penalty was saved by Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek. Thus Liverpool won their fifth European Cup, were awarded the trophy permanently, and claimed a multiple-winner badge. Liverpool’s comeback gave rise to the final being known as the Miracle of Istanbul, and is regarded as one of the greatest finals in the history of the tournament.

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This shirt was issued for Filippo Inzaghi but not worn since manager Carlo Ancelotti chose Hernan Crespo and Andriy Shevchenko as team strikers and he relegated Inzaghi as fourth striker even if the player was able to fully recover from persistent knee injuries that had dogged him for most of the season. This was one of the very few A.C. Milan Champions League games without “Pippo”. With 70 goals, Inzaghi is the fourth-highest scorer in European club competitions, behind only Raúl, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. He became the first player to score two Champions League hat-tricks – both with Juventus — when he netted a treble during a 4–4 group stage draw with Hamburger SV on 13 September 2000; his first was in a 4–1 victory over Dynamo Kyiv during the 1997–98 quarter–finals. Inzaghi scored a record third Champions League hat-trick in a 4–0 win against Deportivo de La Coruña in the 2002–03 season, while playing for Milan. This record would later be tied by Michael Owen, who has scored two hat-tricks for Liverpool and a third for Manchester United.

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Watch above the Champions League Final 2005 highlights

MILAN A.C.


2004-2005


Champions League Final


Milan vs Liverpool


Runner-up Player’s Medal


“My goal in the 2005 Final was the fastest and most wonderful scored in a Champions League Final, the most dramatic to prove that things cannot be taken for granted and it’s that unpredictability which makes the sport marvelous. It makes me laugh that I played eight European Cup Finals and won five of them, but people only seem to remember that one. It left an important mark” [Paolo Maldini]

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In the 2004-2005 Champions League, Dida allowed only three goals in Milan’s first ten matches, including a string of five straight clean sheets following a 2–1 group-stage loss to Barcelona on 2 November 2004. The fifth of these came against crosstown rival Internazionale in the quarter-finals on 7 April 2005, in which Dida kept the Nerazzurri at bay with multiple saves, notably that of a top-corner Siniša Mihajlović free kick. With Milan leading 1–0 in the return leg on 12 April, Inter midfielder Esteban Cambiasso’s second-half header was disallowed by referee Markus Merk due to a foul on Dida by forward Julio Cruz. Inter ultras located in the curva behind Dida’s goal reacted to the call by hurling bottles and burning flares onto the pitch. As Dida attempted to resume gameplay by clearing out the debris from his penalty area to take a goal kick, a flare struck him on his right shoulder, missing his head by inches. The match was halted as firefighters worked to clear the pitch while Dida received treatment for bruising and first-degree burns to his shoulder. After a half-hour delay, the game resumed with Christian Abbiati in goal but was abandoned less than a minute later after more projectiles rained down. UEFA officially awarded Milan a 3–0 win, resulting in Dida tying a Champions League record, then shared with Edwin van der Sar and Józef Wandzik, with his sixth consecutive shutout. Inter were later fined €200,000 (₤132,000) by UEFA and ordered to play their next four European matches behind closed doors. In the semi-finals against PSV, Dida set a competition record with his seventh consecutive clean sheet in Milan’s 2–0 first-leg victory on 26 April, but his scoreless streak ended at 623 total minutes following a Park Ji-sung strike in the ninth minute of the second leg on 4 May as PSV won 3–1, but the Rossoneri advanced to the final on away goals. In the Final Dida allowed three goals in the (un)famous game against Liverpool when Milan A.C. was winning 3-0 after the first half and lost the game to the penalties after a 3-3 during the regular time.


MILAN A.C.


2004-2005


Champions League


Match Worn Shirt


Dida Nelson


Nelson Dida hit by the burning flare during the Champions League game vs Internazionale