UEFA Champions League

April 13, 2005



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UEFA Champions League

18:45 +00:00, April 13, 2005

Stadio Delle Alpi

2nd Leg: 1 - 2 (Agg)

  • 90'

    What a result for Liverpool. They deserved it. Who can argue? Heroic defending and teamwork saw them through. Juve poor but that doesn't matter. Get ready for Liverpool v Chelsea in the semi-final!

  • 90'

    Zalayeta gets to the ball. But Finnan clears. Ball with Buffon......but that's it.

  • 90'

    Zambrotta hits and hopes. His hopes are denied as Dudek catches with ease.

  • 90'

    Alonso hacks away. Buffon hacks into the crowd. The Liverpool fans are loving this.

  • 90'

    Throw-in in added time. Chaos as Hyypia and Dudek break down in communication. But Hyypia clears. He then heads away a throw.

  • 89'

    Ibrahimovic gets up but can't head down. Juve nowhere near the impetus needed to get a win.

  • 88'

    Long hoof goes all the way to Dudek. Juventus are desperate and playing desperately too.

  • 87'

    Zambrotta offside. Again a bad decision. This has been a bad night to be a Juventus player.

  • 86'

    Liverpool are holding the ball in the Juve half. They deserve this result - no doubt about it.

  • 85'

    Alonso to take a corner. Keeper Buffon can be heard. The atmosphere is that flat.

  • 84'

    Le Tallec on for Garcia. Time is ticking on now.

  • 83'

    Cameronesi fouled. Alonso fouls him. Free-kick chance. Cameronesi off. Cannavaro off. Appiah and Pessotto on. Del Piero's kick straight at Dudek.

  • 81'

    Good cross in and Cisse heads over. Juve could have been dead and buried.

  • 80'

    Ten minutes to go - Liverpool near the promised land - well, Stamford Bridge.

  • 79'

    Ciise offside. Bad decision from the Russian linesman - the same one from the first half.

  • 77'

    Riise buys time up the other end.

  • 77'

    Amazing scenes as Cannavaro charges to the back post. Off the post and Dudek claws away. Traore nearly put through his own net.

  • 76'

    Del Piero has been terrible. He sits down rather than run at Liverpool. Next Finnan makes a foul on Zalayeta.

  • 75'

    Emerson gives away a throw from a shot - it was really that bad.

  • 75'

    Off goes Baros and on comes Cisse - back from a career-threatening injury.

  • 74'

    Emerson has a kick at Biscan. And is booked. He'll miss the supposed next game - which is looking unlikely.

  • 73'

    Thuram bursts through but his hooked cross is knocked away by Hyypia.

  • 72'

    Corner ball as Nedved goes down. But he wanted a free-kick. He didn't get it.

  • 71'

    Del Piero gets space to cross. Combined Traore and Carragher effort gets the ball away.

  • 70'

    The drums beat on. No joy behind them though. Another bad ball comes to nothing from Cannavaro.

  • 70'

    Back to the Houllier era for Liverpool - in terms of defending deep, certainly.

  • 68'

    Baros fouled by Montero. That looked nasty. The Croat is taken off.

  • 67'

    Zalayeta heads on to Del Piero but offside again.

  • 67'

    Cameronesi gets a chance to cross after Carragher gives the ball to him. Chipped at Ibrahimovic and Dudek catches the ball.

  • 66'

    Long hoof for Ibrahimovic. Dudek gets to it. Time ticks on.....as it will do for a while so we'll leave that till later.

  • 65'

    Free-kick straight to Buffon. Liverpool 25 minutes from meeting Chelsea.

  • 64'

    Zambrotta fouls Smicer and is booked. Juve are losing a bit of cool here - Ibrahimovic was booked just a moment before.

  • 63'

    Time taken over this. Chipped to Emerson and Dudek makes his first save.

  • 61'

    The atmosphere is flat. Liverpool fans can be heard now. Cameronesi fouled.

  • 61'

    Hyypia fouled by an Ibrahimovic climb. Frustration for Juventus and their fans.

  • 60'

    Biscan stops Cameronesi. Juve yet to make Dudek make a save. This is Liverpool's match to lose here.

  • 59'

    Nedved curls in. Carragher gets there - the Lion of Turin, anyone?

  • 59'

    Ibrahimovic brought down. Free-kick chance.

  • 58'

    Baros gets a ball from Smicer but can't get it back to him. Liverpool enjoying more of the ball. One more goal would see them through.

  • 56'

    Off goes Nunez. On comes the other Czech.

  • 55'

    Frustration building for the Italians. Smicer to come on for Liverpool.

  • 54'

    Zalayeta who's had loads of the ball plays a pass wide but Del Piero can't get there. Not-so-magic Alex has been anonymous.

  • 52'

    Alonso and Nunez contrive to give Juve the ball. But Garcia gets it back.

  • 52'

    Riise clips it to Biscan but the Croat is too far away. A waste.

  • 51'

    Garcia goes on a run but is then brought down. Chance for Liverpool to get a shot in on goal. Montero booked.

  • 51'

    Zalayeta nods down for Ibrahimovic. Carragher gets a foot in - the rock as always.

  • 49'

    Zalayeta gets a shot in. Zambrotta gets in another. Corner ball. The game has - shock horror - woken up.

  • 49'

    Baros gets the ball from Alonso, beats two men and is clear on goal. He must score. But doesn't. Wide of the goal and Liverpool must still fight for a place in the semi.

  • 47'

    Liverpool are taking their time over things - long time till full time though.

  • 46'

    Juve need to be better if they're to get that vital goal. Alonso fouled by Nedved and he looks to be hurt.

  • 45'

    Three up front for Juve then. But the linesman's flag is up again almost immediately.

  • 45'

    Juve make an attacking change - Zalayeta for Olivera.

  • 45'

    Didn't have to wait long - zzzzzzz - not much of a half for the neutral but Liverpool will be happy enough.

  • 45'

    Goal-kick and Ibrahimovic penalised for a push. Half-time can't come soon enough.

  • 45'

    Alonso suddenly in space but a poor ball played through and a Juventus free-kick.

  • 44'

    Throw-in to Liverpool - Riise will take his time. Flicked away. Ibrahimovic can't play in Nedved.

  • 43'

    Juve corner after a mishap. Improvised as Cameronesi is found in acres of space. Chip to Nedved but he drives into a wall of player. Emerson smashes it wide.

  • 42'

    Ball being played across the back of Juve's defence. But nice flick from Ibrahimovic nearly deceives Carragher but the scouse lad bends his body to deflect away.

  • 41'

    Baros gets space but his cross is poor. And Garcia nowhere near. Buffon gets it.

  • 40'

    Headed back to Buffon. Juve with all the possession but little penetration. Ibrahimovic frustrated now.

  • 38'

    Guess what. Offside. The ref blows as his linesman waves his flag again. He may need a police escort to the dressing room - he was right this time, mind you.

  • 37'

    Not much of a game but all part of the Benitez masterplan. He may be nervous but he'll be happy with events so far.

  • 36'

    Emerson who's been poor, gives the ball to Baros but gets back well to stop the Czech. Juve looking short on ideas.

  • 35'

    Nedved offside again. The linesman was wrong and the Juve fans don't like him at all.

  • 34'

    Juve doing very little. This is typical Italian stuff. Ibrahimovic does a nice Cruyff turn but his cross is cleared by the imperious Carragher.

  • 32'

    Foul on Ibrahimovic. Cameronesi to take...corner conceded as Ibrahimovic's header comes off a defender. The next kick sees Emerson have time to shoot but not enough as Hyypia blocks.

  • 31'

    Montero fouls Nunez - Uruguay style. The free-kick finds its way to Buffon. He claims with ease.

  • 30'

    The crowd are quiet so far. Singing from Juventus fans but no 'You'll never walk alone' to be heard. Must be biting their nails. Walking alone perhaps not advised for Reds fans tonight either.

  • 28'

    Baros's control is poor. Liverpool need their defence to be bought some breathing space. Alonso stops a free-kick being taken and is booked for his troubles.

  • 27'

    Zambrotta off down the left. But a long ball from Thuram is overhit.

  • 25'

    Riise cuts out a Camaronesi flick. Off he goes. Hyypia fouled by Nedved - he's hurt too.

  • 23'

    Baros the lone wolf is stopped. Too many Italian defenders back.

  • 23'

    Nedved had a clear sight of goal from a Ibrahimovic flick. He's offside again. The Russian linesman unlikely to receive the freedom of Turin.

  • 22'

    Biscan fouled. He's been solid so far. Not that bad a player, the Zidane of the Balkans.

  • 20'

    Another offside flag - Liverpool holding their line supremely.

  • 19'

    Nunez caught in possession and fouls Emerson. Juve yet to put it together. One could say they look nervous.

  • 18'

    But now on go Liverpool as Garcia charges on. Buffon shows why he cost £32m to come out and cusion the ball.

  • 17'

    Quiet start. Juve have only had one effort on goal.

  • 15'

    Del Piero challenged by Traore - that's a foul, says Juve. No, says the ref. Liverpool get one instead but it's wasted in being hoofed at Baros and off for a goal-kick.

  • 14'

    Zambrotta clears under Liverpool pressure. The Reds making a fist of staying in the Juve half. Alonso's ball is sweetly hit but Riise is offside.

  • 13'

    Biscan does well to get the ball back to Dudek. Nunez fouled as he tries a run.

  • 12'

    Del Piero injured and off the field. But he's OK and will come back on. Nedved tries to reach a Thuram ball but is lacking the pace to get there.

  • 11'

    A warning sign across the bows of the Reds' defence.

  • 11'

    Ibrahimovic on the end of a cross by Zambrotta. In space but beaten by the bounce, the Swede slashes over.

  • 10'

    In the other game, Lyon have a goal - that throws that tie open.

  • 9'

    Biscan steps in to stop a Juve attack. Liverpool dealing with the attacking talents of Juventus so far.

  • 8'

    Traore caught in two minds and plays it off the pitch. Zambrotta charges down the left. Del Piero falls but no foul.

  • 7'

    Baros charges and tries to play in Nunez. Garcia was in space and a chance went begging as Cannavaro steps in.

  • 7'

    Traore fouled by Olivera. Liverpool holding firm at the back at the moment.

  • 6'

    Nunez loses the ball and it's a Juve free-kick.

  • 5'

    Nedved on the ball. But Finnan averts the threat of Zambrotta.

  • 4'

    Ibrahimovic takes down a lofted ball and punches the ball wide. But offside given.

  • 3'

    It's slow stuff. Juve not going for it. Neither are Liverpool in first-leg fashion.

  • 2'

    Long ball from Thuram to Camaronesi but a push forward from the Liverpool defence renders them offside.

  • 2'

    Juve have the ball. Hyypia bundles Camaronesi. But it's just a throw.

  • 1'

    But Riise gets a chance to get a cross in. Baros wanted it. Buffon got it.

  • 1'

    Biscan goes down almost immediately. Bur he's back up as both teams surrender possession in sequence.


    Liverpool to kick off. Here we go....


    Already there's a cauldron-like atmosphere - bottles being thrown by fans of both sides - the police in the middle. Scenes, sadly, to be expected.


    An emotional fixture and an emotional rollercoaster perhaps awaits. No Stevie G but Cisse and Alonso back from the dead.


    And the ref is a Russian in Valentin Ivanov.


    Liverpool: Dudek, Finnan, Hyypia, Carragher, Traore, Nunez, Biscan, Alonso, Riise, Luis Garcia, Baros. Subs: Carson, Cisse, Smicer, Le Tallec, Warnock, Welsh, Potter.


    Here's the teams: Juventus: Buffon, Thuram, Montero, Cannavaro, Camoranesi, Emerson, Olivera, Zambrotta, Nedved, Ibrahimovic, Del Piero. Subs: Chimenti, Pessotto, Birindelli, Appiah, Blasi, Zalayeta, Masiello.