As Chelsea reach the UCL final, Manning’s trade changes NFL history

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Fernando Torres sealed his place in Chelsea’s folklore

The NFL is finishing its first virtual draft in 2020, 16 years after a dramatic draft day that changed the league’s recent history.

Eli Manning was taken to number one overall by the San Diego Chargers in 2004, but the quarterback did not make it.

This date on the calendar after the famous fight against Barcelona has created a match that Chelsea fans will never forget.

We look back at some of the most memorable moments in the world of sports here for April 24th.

2012: Chelsea reach the first final of the Champions League

Chelsea and Barcelona had their fair share in the epic battle of the Champions League for several years and this meeting in 2012 was no different.

The Blues, under Roberto Di Matteo’s interim manager, were seen on the scheduled route when Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta Bar বারa had two goals at night, with captain John Terry bidding farewell.

Ramirez got a great chip for 10 after trailing 2-1 on aggregate and it looked like they could have a night when Lionel Messi threw a second-half penalty against the crossbar.

Barাa were impressive, but they could not find the third goal and Fernando Torres won the counter-attack late in the night 2-2 and one of their most memorable wins of all time.

Chelsea won their first Champions League final against hosts Bayern Munich on penalties.

2004: Charges chargers for managing giants

Eli Manning made it clear that he did not want to play for the Chargers (then from San Diego rather than Los Angeles) when the 2004 NFL Draft came as a top college prospect.

Her father Archie cited a report on how the Chargers treated Qubi Ryan Leaf with him as evidence of why his son didn’t want to play there.

The Chargers picked him up nonetheless, when the Giants picked four-man Qubi Philip River, and an immediate trade began between the two teams.

It was a move that changed the recent history of the NFL, leading Manning Jeans to two dramatic Super Bowl victories against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

Rivers had a great 16 seasons with the Chargers but the postseason glory has waned and now in 2020 his new team will try to go all the way with the Indianapolis Colts.

Pittsburgh Steelers No. 11 was drafted by Pittsburgh Steelers second-time Super Bowl champion, Ben Rothlisberger.

He, like Reverse, is looking forward to glory this year, Manning retired after being occupied by Daniel Jones of New York.

1973: Birth of Sachin Tendulkar

April 24, 1973 was a great day in the history of Indian cricket, with the birth of Sachin Tendulkar.

The legendary batsman was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) and made his Test debut against 1-year-old Pakistan.

This was followed by a career that produced 15,921 runs and 51 centuries, both of which were records in the longest game.

Little Master also scored 18,426 runs in ODIs, another record mark that has seen him stand alone on the charts.

2018: Liverpool 5-2 Roma in memorable UCL semis

In the first leg of the Champions League semi-final at Anfield, the Reds beat Roma in the 686th minute with five goals from Liverpool’s top three Sadio Man, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.

The two late goals from the Italians gave them a glimmer of hope and they ended the return leg with just one goal in extra time, which they won 4-2.

Liverpool lost to Real Madrid in the final, but corrected to win the trophy in 2019 by beating Premier League rivals Tottenham in the final.

2019: Lillard hits stunning game-winner to settle the series

On this day last year, the Portland Trail Blazers failed to win the playoff series in the previous two seasons, but all changed when Damien Lillard drained a 3-pointer from 37 feet to settle a thrilling fight against Russell Westbrook, Paul George and The Windows all Oklahoma City Thunder.

Portland took a 3-1 lead, but the game was 111-1115 at the end of five knives before Lillard gave birth to a moment of brilliance as Lillard’s time drew to a close.

The team defeated the Denver Nuggets in seven games to reach the conference final, where the Golden State Warriors blew them away with a clean sweep.

George and Westbrook are now playing for the new team, but Lillard Blazer remains at the top.