Most Important Game You've Been To

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by benficafan3, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. benficafan3

    benficafan3 Member+

    Nov 16, 2005
    What was the most important game you have attended?

    For me, it was attending the Benfica vs. Lazio Champions League game 3 years ago. Not happy with the result, but the atmosphere was awesome.
     
  2. Ecclesiastes2003

    May 30, 2003
    L.A. Galaxy vs Motagua in the CONCACAF Champion's Cup tournament. Not living in Europe, it's the best competition we've got here unfortunately.
     
  3. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    AS Roma vs Inter Milan - 03.05.06

    Inter ended Roma's record winning streak, sadly. My first time to Europe, and spent a week in Rome before the game, just awesome.
     
  4. ejo1956

    ejo1956 Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New York
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The 2005 Gold Cup Final between USA and Panama. Pretty good crowd and atmosphere
     
  5. giallorossissimo

    Apr 8, 2005
    South Florida
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    2003 Italian Supercoppa

    Amazing atmosphere and the penalty shootout was so dramatic. I don't really like Juve or Milan but it was nice to see so many international-level players on the pitch in America.
     
  6. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    World Cup quarterfinals in 1994 and 2002.
     
  7. Cassano

    Cassano Member

    Jul 16, 2004
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I was there also. Giants Stadium was filled with Juve and Milan fans. Sadly Milan gave up a 1-0 lead and lost on penalties...
     
  8. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I actually attended Maradona's last WC game, but did not know it at the time.
     
  9. Deleted USer

    Deleted USer Member+

    Jan 7, 2001
    Mexican League Final

    Club America 6-3 Tecos - 29.V.05
     
  10. mrtandy

    mrtandy Member

    Oxford United
    England
    Mar 12, 2003
    Banbury,Oxfordshire.
    Club:
    Oxford United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Hard to say, I've been to an FA Cup Final (replay) and a Cup Winners Cup Final, Both 1993.
    Several World and European Qualifying Games. The 2-2 vs Greece at Old Trafford probably being the most important of those.
    Games at the 1996 and 2004 European Championships.
    Various games in the Uefa Cup and Champions League.
    Went to see PSV vs Vitesse last Season, which PSV won to win the League.

    But I think the most important game I've been to is Wantage Town 1-3 Banbury United, 26-04-2000. Banbury won the Hellenic League Premier Division Title with that result which meant promotion back to the Southern League after an absence of 10 years. Importence being a relative term in Football.
     
  11. The Double

    The Double Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    Denver
    I didn't know who Maradona was when I saw him rip Greece a new one at Foxborough. Or Foxboro. Whatever. Here come the Pat fans...
     
  12. Panfilo

    Panfilo Member+

    May 9, 2003
    INLAND EMPIRE
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Blasphemous


    Anyway

    Mine is

    Mexico vs Brazil 96 Gold Cup final.
     
  13. beastmode18

    beastmode18 New Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    natchitoches, la
    2005 MLS Cup Galaxy vs. Revolution in Dallas. I thought the atmosphere was great...I cant imagine being at anything bigger...It really blows my mind to think about.:eek:
     
  14. saosebastiao

    saosebastiao New Member

    May 22, 2005
    Living in the USA really sucks sometimes.
     
  15. Leto

    Leto New Member

    Aug 23, 2001
    Donegal,Ireland
    Derry City v Finn Harps in a promotion/relegation playoff a couple of years ago (note: Derry are the local rivals). We equalised in the last minute to force extra time - after 15 minutes they scored, we had two players sent off, and the manager sent from the dugout. "Collapse" springs to mind.

    They stayed up, we stayed down :mad:
     
  16. Caesar

    Caesar Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Oztraya
    Second legs of Australia's WC Qualifying Playoffs - against Iran in Melbourne (1997) and Uruguay in Sydney (2005). The first was the most heartbreaking match I've ever attended - the second was the most inspiring.

    In terms of title matches... probably Cameroon defeating Spain on penalties for the country's first ever Olympic gold medal (Sydney in 2000).
     
  17. Sagy

    Sagy New Member

    Aug 6, 2004
    I have been to Brazil's last 4 World Cup Quarter Finals games (TST in 2002, luck the other three times).
    1986 France
    1994 Netherlands
    1998 Denmark
    2002 England

    I'm probably bias, but I think that the last three were the best game of their respective WC. The 1986 game had drama equaled only by the final that year.
     
  18. nirvaanfc

    nirvaanfc Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    Jan 13, 2004
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Trinidad & Tobago 2-1 Mexico (Last match of WC qualifying hexagonal round)
    FAR AND AWAY MOST IMPORTANT!

    Also a couple games well in the 2001 U-17 World Cup

    Spain 2-4 Argentina (group game)
    Nigeria 0-3 France (FINAL)

    went to a fair few others at the tourney but those were the best games!
    Some notable players to have played in that tourney: -
    Carlos Tevez (Argentina)
    Fernando Torres (Spain)
    Diego (Brazil)
    Anthony Le Tallec (France)
    Florent Sinama-Pongolle (France)
    Mourad Meghni (France)
    Kenwyne Jones (Trinidad & Tobago)

    Living in Trini don't have that many options...
    BUT all will change in just under two months!

    World Cup tickets i got: -
    Trinidad & Tobago VS Sweden
    Spain VS Ukraine
    Trinidad & Tobago VS Paraguay
     
  19. Fleck

    Fleck New Member

    May 14, 2004
    Sacramento
    Lazio Vs. Club America @ San Jose a few years back, that was cool.

    Outside of soccer, I went to the game Barry Bonds hit his record breaking 71st and 72nd home runs. Absolutely amazing atmosphere. 71 came really close to me, I think my heart was beating out of my chest as it was flying through the air...
     
  20. johan neeskens

    Jan 14, 2004
    1998 world cup quarter final Holland v Argentina
     
  21. spoonman

    spoonman Member

    Sep 6, 2005
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Me too
     
  22. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    I attended the '94 World Cup Final. :)

    I talked about it a bit on another thread on this very subject about two years ago. I'll just repost it here instead of writing it all out.


     
  23. Pakalolo

    Pakalolo Member

    Apr 27, 2006
    at home
    1.DFB Pokalviertelfinale FC Homburg-1.FC Kaiserslautern
    2.1.FC Kaiserslautern-FC St.Pauli
    3.Waldhof Mannheim-FC St.Pauli
    ...
    89.Palatia Limbach-Reiskirchen
    ....
    167.E-Jugend:palatia Limbach-Altstadt

    soon:
    383.Ukraine-Tunesien
    384.Germany-Costa Rica
     
  24. TOTC

    TOTC Member

    Feb 20, 2001
    Laurel, MD, USA
    USA-Guatemala, 2000, RFK Stadium. The famous "The Building Is Shaking" game.
     
  25. Leto

    Leto New Member

    Aug 23, 2001
    Donegal,Ireland
    Why is it famous?
     

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