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LA CORUNA, SPAIN – APRIL 7: Milan keeper Nelson Dida appears to be like dejected as Deportivo rating their second purpose in the course of the UEFA Champions League match between Deportivo La Coruna and AC Milan on the Estadio Municipal de Riazor on April 7, 2004 in La Coruna. (Picture by Jamie McDonald/Getty Pictures)

It was on this present day again in 2004 that Deportivo La Coruna accomplished an unbelievable comeback towards AC Milan within the Champions League to qualify for the Semi Finals.

Trailing 3-1 from the primary leg, Deportivo managed to beat the Italians 4-0 on the Riazor. A pulsating first-half noticed the Spanish facet go 3-0 as much as degree the combination rating at 4-4. Their skilled captain Fran accomplished the outstanding comeback with a purpose within the 76th minute.

Going into the sport, AC Milan had gained the elite European competitors 5 occasions. It was Deportivo’s fourth successive season within the competitors, however they’d by no means progressed past the Quarter Closing stage.

Milan have gone on to win two additional Champions League titles and the next season could be Deportivo’s final look within the competitors. They now play within the Segunda B, the third tier in Spanish soccer.



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