I dream of Istanbul

May 28, 2005
By Derek Rae
By the time our ESPN minibus left the Atatürk Olympic Stadium at 2.07 am on Thursday, we were emotionally spent. Matches like this Champions League epic, have a way of taking their toll on commentators as well as players.

During the 20-mile drive back to our hotel in the historic district of Istanbul, it came almost as a relief to see that the Liverpool supporters were equally exhausted. After singing their hearts out for days in Taksim Square, Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, and then in the stadium ...

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