It was the round of 16, we played Juve in the Quarters
But the principle of knockout stage vs group stage still applies which is why I wasn’t disagreeing.
I’ve got such fond memories of the 05/06 season. The Champions League campaign is the obvious highlight, especially as I was there for the home group stage matches and to see us face Real, Juve and Villarreal on the way to the final. I remember the Real Madrid match was the first time I was completely starstruck by our opponents. Firstly by the club themselves, and secondly players like Zidane, Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Raul, Casillas and Thomas Gravesen.
I had a ticket for the final but my Mum didn’t let me go to Paris because it was in the middle of my GCSEs. I did have an exam on the morning of the match at 9.00am but my next one wasn’t for a week afterwards! Even though we lost I’ve still not quite forgiven her for not letting me go lol.