Has the Champions League final ever been decided in overtime or penalty kicks?
Manchester City and Inter Milan bring the 2022/23 season to a close this evening by contesting the biggest prize in club football. One of the two teams will be crowned champions of Europe at Isanbuls Atatrk stadium - City are gunning for their first title while Inter aspire to draw up level in the rankings with Ajax by lifting the trophy for the fourth time.
Since Real Madrid and Stade Reims contested the first final in June 1956, under the competitions original title, the European Champion Clubs Cup, there have been a number of occasions when both teams have been level in the scoreboard on full-time. During the European Cup era, nine finals had both teams tied on 90 minutes. Overall, including the Champions League era, a total of 17 finals had to be settled after the full 90 minutes of regulation time had been played.
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For one reason or another, they werent all decided in the same way. Five were resolved with a winner in extra-time, 11 in a penalty shootout after extra-time and one in a replay. There have been no finals decided by a golden goal during the 68 years of the tournament.