AC Milan dismantled Barcelona 4-0 in the UEFA Champions League Final at the Olympic Stadium in Athens. Photo:Wikipedia
On this day, May 18, in 1994 AC Milan trashed FC Barcelona 4-0 at the UEFA Champions League Final to win the trophy at the Olympic Stadium in Athens.
Barcelona were favourites to win their second European Cup/UEFA Champions League in three years, having just won La Liga for the fourth year in a row, however it turned out to be Milan’s day.
Milan dominated early and were rewarded when Dejan Savićevićran down the right flank and passed to Daniele Massaro, who tapped the ball into an empty net. Massaro banged in his second just before half-time to make it 2–0 after a solo run by Roberto Donadoni down the left wing.
In the 47th minute, Savićević capitalised on a defensive error by Miguel Ángel Nadal to lob goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta for the third goal. Eight minutes later, after Savićević had hit a post and the Barcelona defence had failed to clear, Milan defender Marcel Desailly beat the offside trap to make it 4–0, which ended up being the final score.
On that day Desailly became the first player to win the trophy in consecutive years with different clubs after winning with Marseille in 1993.