The AC Milan team of 2005 was something to behold. Carlo Ancelotti's side boasted the likes of Cafu, Paolo Maldini, Alessandro Nesta, Jaap Stam, Massimo Ambrosini, Gennaro Gattuso, Kaka. Andrea Pirlo, Clarence Seedorf, Hernan Crespo, Filippo Inzaghi, Andriy Shevchenko and Rui Costa. The Rossoneri went up against local rivals Inter Milan in the quarterfinals of the Champions League in 2005. AC Milan won the home leg of the AC Milan vs Inter Milan fixture by two goals, scored by Shevchenko and Stam. Here is what happened in the second leg of the AC Milan vs Inter Milan UCL clash.
On this day in 2005, AC Milan vs. Inter Milan was abandoned due to flares being thrown onto the pitch.— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 12, 2020
Goalkeeper Dida was struck by one, while Marco Materazzi and Rui Costa stood side by side in what became an iconic football photo 📸 pic.twitter.com/rxnnJUaN6J
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🔴 @ACMilan vs @Inter 🔵
🇪🇺 @ChampionsLeague Quarter Final
🏟 Crowd trouble at the San Siro resulted in the Milan Derby being abandoned.
📸 Producing one of football’s most iconic images. pic.twitter.com/osLgquq9dT
Former Ballon d'Or winner Andriy Shevchenko scored in the 30th minute of the second leg of the AC Milan vs Inter Milan clash at the San Siro to give Milan a 3-0 lead. However, the game had to be called to a halt in the 70th minute after Rossoneri goalkeeper Dida was struck on the back with a flare thrown by Inter Milan fans. This came after Inter defender Esteban Cambiasso's goal in the 72nd minute was disallowed for a push. Inter fans lost their calm after Cambiasso was booked for showing dissent to the referee and protested by throwing bottles, umbrellas and flares onto the pitch.
📅 On this day in 2005...— MilanData📊 (@acmilandata) April 12, 2020
Inter fans disgraced themselves by throwing a flare at Dida, causing #ACMilan to be awarded a 3-0 win and a 5-0 aggregate victory in the Champions League quarter-finals.