Chelsea will take part in their third all-English European final on Saturday when they take on Manchester City.
The Blues have experienced both heartbreak and triumph and hope this is the last thing they can enjoy in Portugal. For City, this will be their first European final since they won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1970.
The teams of Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel face each other in Porto, the sixth city with two English finalists. Wolves and Tottenham played each other off and on for the 1972 UEFA Cup, while the other three finals took place in Moscow, Baku and Madrid.
Ahead of the fifth all English European meeting, Sportsmail takes a look back at how the other four collisions turned out.
Chelsea will meet Manchester City in a fully English Champions League final on Saturday
Tottenham 3-2 Wolves (total) – UEFA Cup 1972
The first all-English European final came in 1972, when the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was renamed the UEFA Cup. It was also the first European final with two teams from the same country.
Tottenham faced Wolves home and away over two legs, with Martin Chivers’ two goals in a 2-1 win over Molineux. The attacker headed in a free kick after 57 minutes before Jim McCalliog tied the score for the home side.
But Chivers recovered Spurs’ lead in the 87th minute, firing an unstoppable 25 yards shot past Wolves goalkeeper Phil Parkes.
Alan Mullery put Tottenham further ahead in the second leg before Dave Wagstaffe withdrew one, but Wolves failed to take the second goal to force extra time.
Tottenham defeated Wolves 3-2 over two legs in the first all-English European final in 1972
Tottenham had beaten AC Milan in the semi-finals, while Wolves passed Juventus in the quarter-finals. UEFA was not too keen on the prospect of an all-English final and it seems that the players’ wives were disappointed too.
Speak against UEFA website, Chivers recalled: “It was strange for our women because our women were promised a fully paid trip to the finals if we ever reached it.
So they started to dream of Madrid, Paris and Rome; and where did we end? They were not charmed to go to Wolverhampton, no.
‘I had a good record in Wolverhampton, in Molineux – I had scored there in the three previous trips. So it was a happy hunting ground for me. And if I did it again, I kept thinking. Yes, I was confident that I could do something. ‘
Manchester United 1 – 1 Chelsea (United win 6-5 on penalties) – 2008 Champions League
Chelsea’s first appearance in an all-English European final ended in heartbreak.
The Blues had beaten another English opponent in Liverpool to reach their first ever Champions League final, where they will face Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United in Moscow.
The two clubs had dominated the Premier League for the past four years, with Chelsea winning the title in 2005 and 2006 before United took the title consecutively over the next two years.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s header in the 42nd minute put United ahead before Frank Lampard equalized on the stroke of half time.
Neither side found a winner in 90 minutes and they were level in extra time, although Chelsea sent Didier Drogba for hitting Nemanja Vidic when the players clashed towards the end of the game.
Manchester United faced Chelsea in the first all-English Champions League final in 2008
Petr Cech and Edwin van der Sar were two of the best goalkeepers in the world at the time, but it was the Dutchman who made himself the hero when the game went to a penalty shoot-out.
Cech appeared to have made the crucial save from Ronaldo’s penalty kick, with Chelsea already scoring their first four. Captain John Terry had the chance to win it but couldn’t hit the post until he slipped in his run. Anderson and Salomon Kalou both scored the first penalties from sudden death. Ryan Giggs then put his penalty kick away before Nicolas Anelka stepped forward.
The Frenchman didn’t look confident and he sent a tame attempt to Van der Sar’s right, with the Dutchman able to get two strong hands to keep it out. That miss gave United their third European trophy and Ferguson the second as manager.
Drogba would make amends in the 2012 final by equalizing for Chelsea against Bayern Munich and then settling the winning penalty.
Cech also saved a spot kick from Arjen Robben in extra time before saving Ivica Olic’s in the shoot-out.
John Terry had the chance to win the penalty shoot-out, but his slip hit the post
Edwin van der Sar saved Nicolas Anelka’s decisive spot kick when United came out on top
Chelsea 4-1 Arsenal v Europa League 2019
It was a better experience for Chelsea in their second all-English European final in 2019, the first Europa League final with two teams from the same city.
That meant that both groups of supporters had to make the arduous journey from London to Baku’s Olympic Stadium – a journey that takes more than four days by public transport.
The Blues had risen through their Europa League group and most of their knockout matches, but needed penalties to beat Eintracht Frankfurt in the semifinals.
Arsenal had also pushed through their group before beating players like Napoli and Valencia on their way to Baku.
Olivier Giroud came back to chase Arsenal by scoring in the 2019 Europa League final
But it shouldn’t be for Arsenal boss Unai Emery, who had won three Europa League trophies with Sevilla before starting from defeat for the first time in 2019.
The two sides were tied at half time, but three goals in 15 minutes put Chelsea at the helm in the second half. It was former Arsenal man Olivier Giroud who opened the scoring in the 49th minute and came back to chase his old club with a header past Cech, who had joined the Gunners from Chelsea in 2015.
Pedro made it 2-0 in the 60th before Eden Hazard scored from 11 yards five minutes later.
Alex Iwobi managed to pull one back in the 69th minute, but Hazard put the game out of question four minutes later with his second.
It was Hazard’s last game for Chelsea, with the Belgian announcing that he would be leaving the club during his post-game interview. It was also Maurizio Sarri’s last game as Chelsea boss before leaving for Juventus.
Eden Hazard scored twice in his last game for the Blues, beating the Gunners 4-1 in Baku
Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham – Champions League 2019
It was a third time of luck for Jurgen Klopp when the German finally got his hands on the Champions League trophy, three days after Chelsea’s victory in Baku.
Klopp had lost the 2013 final when his team Borussia Dortmund was defeated by Bayern Munich. He then suffered even more heartbreak when Liverpool lost to Real Madrid in 2018.
But the Reds, a year older and wiser from their previous latest experience, came out on top when they faced Tottenham 12 months later.
Both Liverpool and Spurs had dramatic semi-finals to reach the showpiece at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
The Reds won a 3-0 defeat in the first leg against Barcelona by winning 4-0 at Anfield. Divock Origi scored the winner thanks to an inspired corner routine from Trent Alexander-Arnold.
It was the third time lucky for Jurgen Klopp, as Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 in 2019
Goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi earned the Reds their sixth European Cup
Spurs, meanwhile, had to thank Lucas Moura for a sensational turnaround against Ajax. The Dutch side had won the first leg in North London and raced to a 2-0 lead in Amsterdam. Moura’s quick double just before the hour gave Tottenham a lifeline and he completed the comeback when he got his hat-trick in the sixth minute of injury time.
But there would be no more Moura miracles in Madrid as Liverpool deserved their sixth European Cup.
The Reds received a penalty kick after 30 seconds when handball was given against Moussa Sissoko. Mohamed Salah converted the penalty kick and Divock Origi’s late second half bumped the trophy into the hands of Liverpool.
And it was in Madrid where the ‘Henderson shuffle’ was born, the Liverpool captain who did a quick jog on the spot before taking the trophy. He would repeat the move when the Reds won the Premier League the following season.