You don't think there's an element of luck involved in penalties?
And at the end of the day, that AC Milan vs Liverpool final should never have gone to pens. Gerrard dived when it was 3-2, as you probably know. Now that's luck. Lucky for them, unlucky for Milan.
He dives, the referee plays on or gives a free kick and books him for diving. Then, the ball is in a completely different area of the pitch and the game plays completely different, Milan's mindset is different as is Liverpool's. Point being if wishes were fishes, the world would be an ocean.
There is some element of luck, yes, (look at JT in the CL final two years ago, slipping). I wouldn't necessarily Liverpool were that lucky in them two finals though. Sheva's pen was ridiculously shit. And if you read what I put, I wrote "To put penalty wins down to just
luck is bollocks."