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How lucky Heineken winners reacted to Liverpool’s iconic victory over Barca at Anfield


Liverpool’s Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk (R) celebrates with Liverpool’s English defender Trent Alexander-Arnold after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on May 4, 2019. (Photo by Lindsey PARNABY / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications.

Liverpool, against all odds, beat Barcelona making the match one the greatest Champions League comeback of all time, as lucky Heineken consumers and football lovers experienced the unmissable moment live at Anfield Stadium.

The reds surprised many and played a very resilient match at Anfield, much to the delight of their ever-loyal fans. The 4 – 0 score-line was enough to earn the Liverpool side an unbelievable comeback from 3-0 down after the first leg.

Speaking on the record-breaking feat, one of the lucky football fans sponsored by Heineken to see the match, Babatunde “Tee-A” Adewale said: “I actually thought Barcelona was going to win, so imagine my surprise, as with most people in the stadium when Liverpool won. Despite the odds stacked against them, Liverpool had a good outing and I congratulate them on this win. I have enjoyed myself all through my stay here and I would like to thank Heineken for the opportunity. They really pulled all the stops ensuring we are comfortable all through.”

Before kickoff, Heineken treated the winners to an amazing world-class experience. From a 5-star breakfast after a premium flight experience to lunch dining at the exclusive Chaophraya Thai restaurant, to reliving the era of Beatlemania with an interactive and atmospheric tour of the Beatles Story exhibition.

Another winner, Yejide, expressed her delight at how Heineken takes its time to curate exclusive experiences for consumers.

Over the years, Heineken has provided the opportunity for Nigerian fans and consumers to see and interact with different touch points of the UEFA Champions League.

Football in Nigeria is a religion. The passion for the game is the same regardless of the individual. From the stadiums to the streets, it doesn’t take much to get a football game started. With this in mind, Heineken has always built platforms around football bringing together fans of different clubs, both local and foreign to celebrate the passion and zest for the game of football.

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