Penalties are used to decide a winner in matches where a winner is needed especially in cup competitions. The UEFA Champions League,the most prestigious cup competition has witnessed numerous matches in finals where there has had to be a penalty shootout to decide a winner,some of which include:
*2003 UEFA Champions League Final.
It was a football match that took place at Old Trafford between two Italian team that is Juventus and Milan and was the first time two Italian teams had met in a major cup final.AC Milan won the match via a penalty shoot out after the game had ended 0-0 at extra time.
*2005,UEFA Champions League Final.
This famous football match that took place at the Ataturk stadium in Turkey is one of the most memorable finals ever between Liverpool and AC Milan.Dubbed the 'miracle of Istanbul,Liverpool found themselves trailing 0-3 at half time but made an unforgettable comeback going on to win the shootout 3-2.
*2008,UEFA Champions League final.
This famous final held at the luzhiniki stadium Moscow between two English clubs that is Chelsea and Manchester United.The game ended 1-1 after extra time before Manchester United went on to win the shootout 6:5.
*2012,UEFA Champions League Final
This match between Bayern munchen of Germany and Chelsea of England took place at the Allianz arena and ended in a 1-1 draw at extra time with Chelsea eventually winning the match 4-3 on penalties.
*2001,UEFA Champions league final.
This was a match held at the San siro between Bayern munchen and Valencia with the game ending 1-1 after extra time and eventually Bayern munchen winning 5-4 on penalties.
*1996,UEFA Champions League final.
This was a match hosted in Rome between Ajax of Netherlands and Italy's Juventus with the game ending 1-1 after extra time and eventually Juventus winning 4-2 on penalties.
*1991,European cup final.
It was a football match between Red star Belgrade and Olympique Marseille held at the Stadio San nicola,Bari,Italy.The game ended in a 0-0 draw before Red star Belgrade went on to win the match 5-3 on penalties.
*1988,European Cup Final.
This match was played at the neckarstadion,Stuttgart between PSV Eindhoven and Benfica. The game ended in a 0-0 draw after extra time with PSV winning the shoot out 6:5.
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