Istanbul confined to history books

March 8, 2006
By Richard Jolly
Liverpool 0 - 2 Benfica

Liverpool's Champions League win in Istanbul came in improbable fashion last May, but the manner in which they surrendered their grip on their trophy was all too predictable.

Not that Benfica's win at Anfield was expected - far from it - or that the match was uneventful - it could have finished 4-3 - but, once again, Liverpool failed to score a goal.

They have now only scored five in 10 games and it was a litany of missed chances led to ...

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