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Triumph at Anfield!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Liverpool stunned the newly crowned English Premiership champions Chelsea 1-0 early this morning in a tense game at Anfield to reach the Champions League final.

Having held Chelsea to a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge in the first leg, Liverpool needed just one goal to advance, which was exactly what they did after only four minutes of action.

Spaniard Luis Garcia broke the deadlock with a goal that saw Chelsea knocked out at the semifinal stage for two succesive year. However, IMHO there was more than a touch of fortune about Liverpool's goal, but it will go down as a priceless one in Anfield folklore.

Chelsea hardly had time to settle into its game when Milan Baros received a flicked pass from captain Steven Gerrard. Baros nudged the ball over advancing Chelsea keeper Petr Cech, who crashed into the striker, sending him to the ground. Garcia followed up and prodded the ball toward the goal for Liverpool's opener, even though William Gallas thought he had cleared the ball before it crossed the Chelsea line.

As usual, bad boy of soccer, Chelsea's coach Jose Mourinho had something to say, "This... nobody knows if it was a goal, not even the linesman."

I was thinking, if Garcia's goal has not been taken into consideration, Chelsea would have most likely been down to 10 men and without their goalkeeper for the remaining 86 minutes of the match. It would have been a totally different tale today.

I am neither a Liverpool nor a Chelsea fan but... I am happy that Chelsea didn't make it to the finals! muahahaha!
posted by Ivan, 8:44 am

3 Comments:

Hear hear! Padan muka that Mourinho! :D
commented by Blogger niki, 5/04/2005 09:32:00 am

 

i've congratulated all my Liv friends... from the bottom of a gunners heart.

finally someone shoved it to that arrogant Mourinho...
commented by Blogger Simon, 5/04/2005 02:24:00 pm

 

[niki] [simon] Hahaha... I guess Liverpool FINALLY did something right this year.

Come to think of it, I have nothing against Chelsea as a team... it's just that I dislike the 'arrogant Mourinho'. :P
commented by Blogger Ivan, 5/04/2005 03:51:00 pm

 

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