On August 26, 2005, at the Stade Louis II in Monaco, Liverpool took on CSKA Moscow in the 2005 UEFA Super Cup. This special event brought together champions, with Liverpool making their fifth appearance and CSKA Moscow being the first Russian team to play in this prestigious tournament.
Liverpool earned their spot by winning the 2004–05 UEFA Champions League final in a thrilling 3–2 penalty shoot-out against A.C. Milan after a tense 3–3 draw. CSKA Moscow entered the Super Cup scene after winning the 2004–05 UEFA Cup with a strong 3–1 victory over Sporting CP.
With 17,042 fans watching, CSKA Moscow took the lead in the first half with Daniel Carvalho’s goal. However, Liverpool fought back, and substitute Djibril Cissé scored twice in extra time, securing a 3–1 victory and Liverpool’s third Super Cup triumph.
Liverpool’s determined play and smart moves earned them a well-deserved win, showing their skills on the big European football stage. CSKA Moscow’s efforts highlighted the growing influence of Russian football globally.
Liverpool’s win over CSKA Moscow showcased their lasting legacy, spirit, and dedication to excellence in European football. The cheers from Liverpool’s fans celebrated a team that overcame challenges, securing their place among the top champions in European football.