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Chelsea and Liverpool will determine the finalists

April 30 2008

Chelsea on Wednesday, April 30, will play against Liverpool in the second leg 1 / 2 Champions the most prestigious club football tournament in Europe - the Champions League. The meeting, which will take place at Stamford Bridge, will name the second participant in the final match in Moscow on May 21.

Last week, in Liverpool, the team did not reveal the winner - 1:1. The hosts led in the account at the 43rd minute after the goal after Dirk Kyuyta, but in the end luck "aristocrats." At the fifth added minute John Arne Riise cut the ball into his own net, and the "aristocrats" have gone from defeat, achieving encouraging results.

After a tie at home is now Liverpool to enter the finals need to win or to achieve more effective draws. However, this would be extremely difficult. Firstly, as the official site of UEFA, the Londoners in the Champions League at its stadium did not lose for 11 games in a row, winning eight of them and three ended in a draw.

Secondly, for his coaching career in England head coach of Liverpool's Rafael Benitez has never managed to win at Stamford Bridge. In eight of the match, he won only three draws, and in five cases, the Spaniard left London on board. " On the field, Chelsea liverpultsy can not score for over 777 minutes.

Do not forget about revenge mood in the camp of Chelsea. After all, Liverpool twice in the semi-final stage in 2005 and 2007, became an insurmountable barrier to the ambitious "aristocrats" in the Champions League final, where Londoners have never in their history did not play.

But Liverpool has its advantages. For example, in the seven full-time Champions League three times, celebrating the success of Liverpool, and only once - Chelsea. Besides Liverpool in the last seven semifinal confrontation in the main cup tournament in Europe came out victorious. If Liverpool continue its successful series, then play in the main Champions League (formerly - European Champions Cup) for the eighth time.

Match referee appointed Italian Roberto Rosetti, who will help his fellow countrymen Alessandro Griselli and Paolo Calcagno. The match will be televised live shows channel "Sport", the game start at 22.45 GMT. Beijing marks the hundredth day before the start of the Olympics, RIA News .

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