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Fulham 1-0 Liverpool – EPL – 5 May 07 May 6, 2007

Posted by erouhban in Liverpool FC, Sports.
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badgelogo.JPGA Liverpool reserves side lost again for the second time running in the Premiership providing Fulham with a gift of premiership survival. The team included only 3 players from the side that beat Chelsea in the Champions League. The game was simply awful from the Reds point of view, it looked more like an experiment conducted by Benitez testing his younger players and giving the bench regulars a chance to get more Premiership caps. All eyes are now on Athens so I’m not judging anyone! It would be nice to win the last game though and finish third above Arsenal!


AC Milan 3-0 Man. United – UCL – 2 May 07 May 4, 2007

Posted by erouhban in Champions League, Sports.
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chmps.JPGAfter another thriller at the San Siro, Athens 2007 will be an Istanbul 2005 revisited as AC Milan book a place in the final against Liverpool. The Rossonero took their game to higher ground and in the process defeated a worn out Manchester United side 3-0. 

Kaka and Co. produced a wonderful team performance catching United early with 2 first half goals and then never looked back. They got the third in a counter attack late in the second half when Manchester United were all but beaten. The Red Devils were out of ideas and out of steam after their busy end-of –season schedule. All credit to Milan who most importantly looked very solid in the back in the absence of captain Maldini. So now it’s Liverpool-Milan for the second time in three seasons; I’ll be happy if we get 50% of the thriller we got last time. Best of luck all Liverpudlians!

Liverpool 1-0 (4-1) Chelsea – UCL – 1 May 07 May 4, 2007

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chmps.JPGLiverpool outperform themselves once again and fly by Chelsea in the Champions League’s semi final just like they did two years ago when they went on to take the title. Liverpool went a goal ahead early in the first half via Daniel Agger. Both teams then held on and sent the tie into an exhilarating penalty shoot out which the Reds won 4 to 1. The game was a tense one with Liverpool fully in control especially in the first half. After the break both teams were scared to open up fully and the status quo remained unchained until the spot kicks, of which the hero was Pepe Reina saving 2 out of Chelsea’s 3 attempts.

Liverpool contained Chelsea well especially dangerous Didier Drogba who seemed at the defenders’ mercy. The balance between attack-defense was in the latter’s favor unexpectedly but again it worked wonders for Benitez against arch rival Mourinho; who’s side seemed tired and helpless against the Reds! A difficult match to analyze, I’ll just stop at noting that Liverpool are the best side in England on a good day, they just need a few more strikers up front and more consistency to get to the coveted Premiership title any time soon!