One night in Istanbul, or Burgess Hill
Albion could do with something special to turn things around, a goal here, a penalty there.
It was certainly a game to lookÂ forward to. All the ingredientsÂ were there. Big clubs, starÂ players, historic stadium.
Liverpool v Real Madrid. ShameÂ really as for once I had controlÂ of the TV clicker, 3-0 down atÂ half-time the game was gone forÂ The Reds.
No infamous comeback inÂ the Champions League thisÂ time around. That night was ofÂ course something special forÂ the Merseyside club and I amÂ sure for former defender SamiÂ Hyypia when they won theÂ trophy.
The Albion manager broughtÂ up that game the other day asÂ the Seagulls failed to come fromÂ behind against Middlesbrough.
Sometimes football is aboutÂ momentum, sometimes it'sÂ about inspiration. Albion couldÂ do with both but at the momentÂ they need something special toÂ turn things around, a goal here,Â a penalty there.
They were close again toÂ that elusive win on Tuesday atÂ Huddersfield but it could haveÂ gone either way. Much has beenÂ made by some of the need forÂ a new striker or a change ofÂ system but the Seagulls couldÂ also do with a bit of luck.
Colunga's shot tipped onto theÂ bar, Forster-Caskey's disallowedÂ goal for off-side. Just oneÂ moment of magic would helpÂ and maybe then they canÂ accumulate points and move upÂ the table.
If they need any inspirationalÂ for another team I wouldn'tÂ pick Liverpool, I would go forÂ another Sussex side - BurgessÂ Hill. Ex Seagull IanÂ Chapman has led theÂ Hillians to victoryÂ in their last 15 - yes 15 - games.
They are also unbeaten in allÂ competitions this season.
Oh how Sami Hyypia could doÂ with just a dose of that form.
This weekend Chapman aimsÂ for a historic victory in theÂ FA Cup as his team head toÂ Dartford in the fourth qualifyingÂ round. It's a tough task in theirÂ fifth game in the competitionÂ but progress to the firstÂ round proper would representÂ something extraordinary.
We have live commentary ofÂ both Albion and Burgess HillÂ this Saturday so let's hope fansÂ from both clubs are celebratingÂ on Saturday night.
It may not be Istanbul but I'm sure Sami Hyypia would indulgeÂ with a cold one.