Match Report: Arsenal vs Liverpool Champions League 2nd Leg

It was Arsenal’s time to step up and get one step closer to winning a trophy this season but it wasn’t to be. Arsenal took the advantage early in the game scoring in the 13th minute of the boot of Diaby but Liverpool were back in the game 15 mins later. Liverpool sent a corner over and some poor marking by Senderous resulted in a nice goal from Sami Hypia a header that hit the post just over Fabergas’s head.

It was 1-1 at half time. Torres scored in the second half and almost had Liverpool throught to the Semi Finals but Adebayor stood up and scored in the 84th minute.

This all came unstuck a minute later with Toure giving away a penalty with Gerrard converting from the spot. Arsenal pressed for a equilizer but couldn’t get one and Liverpool scored on the counter once again with Arsenal just pressing too hard.

Aggrerate Score 5-3 Liverpool. The Semi Finals are Liverpool v Chelsea and Barcalona v Manchester United.

Teams for the game were:

Arsenal
Manuel Almunia(gk)
Kolo Toure
Philippe Senderos
Gael Clichy
William Gallas
Cesc Fabregas

Mathieu Flamini
Gilberto 42

Emmanuel Eboue
Theo Walcott 72

Abou Diaby
Robin Van Persie 72

Alexander Hleb
Emmanuel Adebayor

Subs not used
Jens Lehmann
Justin Hoyte
Alexandre Song
Nicklas Bendtner

Liverpool
Jose Reina(gk)
Fabio Aurelio
Sami Hyypia
Jamie Carragher
Martin Skrtel
Javier Mascherano
Steven Gerrard
Xabi Alonso

Peter Crouch
Ryan Babel 78

Fernando Torres
John Arne Riise 87

Dirk Kuyt
Alvaro Arbeloa 90

Subs not used
Charles Itandje
Lucas Leiva
Yossi Benayoun
Andrei Voronin

Attendance: 41,985

Referee: Peter Frojdfeldt

For full match report visit: www.arsenal.com

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