Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Liverpool 4-2 Arsenal (agg 5-3)

Enough of Malaysian politics for the day... Scousers Rule OK! Yes, fortune will always favours the brave.

"Just when you thought you were out, they pulled you back in!".

Liverpool 4-2 Arsenal (agg 5-3) - BBC Sports Online
Liverpool set up another Champions League semi-final with Chelsea after a stunning late win over Arsenal.
Abou Diaby put Arsenal into an early lead but Sami Hyypia lost Phillipe Senderos to head an equaliser.
Fernando Torres looked to have settled it when he scored in the top corner, until a superb Theo Walcott run allowed Emmanuel Adebayor to tap in.
But Kolo Toure fouled Ryan Babel and Gerrard held his nerve from the spot, before Babel broke to add a fourth.


It was an extraordinary end to yet another wonderful European tie at Anfield.
The two sides, who have faced each other three times in six days, saved their best for last in a game that was full of drama from start to finish.
Both teams played as if their season was on the line and it resulted in a pulsating cup tie.
Arsenal looked like they had a new lease of life from the side that started the 1-1 draw so lethargically at the weekend and it was little surprise when they went in front through Diaby, on his return to the side.
It was a cruel exit for Arsenal but there was no denying it was Liverpool's night.
They will face Chelsea in the final four for the third time in four years when the two sides meet on the week beginning 21 April and 28 April.
Reported in Liverpool Echo,
Apr 9 2008 by Tony Barrett, Liverpool Echo
Liverpool 4, Arsenal 2 (Liverpool win 5-3 on aggregate)

NEVER mind the fight for fourth, any more nights like this and UEFA will have to give Liverpool an automatic place in the Champions League every year.

No other club has given Europe’s most glamorous competition such logic-defying drama on such a regular basis and no other club can boast such an outrageous back catalogue of glory nights.

The latest instalment of Liverpool’s ongoing love affair with the European Cup was perhaps the sweetest of the lot.
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2 comments:

Ausrin said...

Liverpool, Liverpool, Liverpool. Memang good game lah. A bit lucky on the penalty but what the hell. Liverpool, Liverpool, Liverpool....

jani said...

Pride of the Mersey. LFC may suck in EPL but in Europe, they're a different beast. Go Kop.

The UCL war is not over but it's not too early to start thinking about next year's EPL title challenge.