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Thursday March 18, 2010 Finished Anfield

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Liverpool

  • Gerrard 9’ (pen.)
  • Torres 49’, 89’

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  1. Liverpool move into last eight

    Liverpool move into last eight

    Fernando Torres struck twice as Liverpool downed Lille 3-0 at Anfield to move into the quarter-finals of the Europa League. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Liverpool
    • Lille OSC
    • 90'+3 We're in the last seconds and there's the final whistle!! Liverpool have beaten Lille 3-0 on the night, 3-1 on aggregate and the Reds join Fulham in the quarter-finals of the Europa League!
    • 90'+2 We're in the second of three added minutes and Torres comes off to a standing ovation. David N'Gog is on.
    • 90'+1 Sub for Liverpool. Agger is off to be replaced by Sotirios Kyrgiakos.
    • 90' GOAL LIVERPOOL!! Gerrard picks up the ball, goes past Chedjou and strikes it!! Landreau can only parry it as far as Torres who fires home!! 3-0 Liverpool and game over!!
    • 89' Mavuba knocks a high ball into the box. It eludes everyone and Reina gratefully picks up the loose ball.
    • 88' Reina comes a long way for that one and gets nowhere near the ball!! It's eventually scrambled clear! Tense moment for the Reds!
    • 87' And Lille have a corner!
    • 86' There's the change. Jerry Vandam is on for Hazard.
    • 85' There's five minutes remaining as Agger survives a handball appeal. No free kick says the ref.
    • 84' And Lille are lining up another sub in a final throw of the dice.
    • 83' KUYT AGAIN!! That's an almost identical strike and an identical save by Landreau!! Two thumping strikes by the Dutchman!!
    • 83' KUYT!! Great strike!! And that's a superb diving save by Landreau!!
    • 82' And Franck Beria was yellow carded for a challenge on Babel before that substitution took place.
    • 82' Cabaye breaks forward for Lille. Tries the shot but that's no threat to Reina.
    • 80' Sub for Liverpool. Babel makes way for Yossi Benayoun.
    • 79' Good work by Torres to hold the ball up in the centre of the pitch. Babel now backs him up, played right and that's a wayward shot to finish a promising move.
    • 77' Aubameyang is caught offside. Launched forward, but again Lille press and Carragher is forced to turn the ball back to Reina.
    • 76' There's aome anxiety around Anfield at the moment - on and off the pitch!
    • 75' Cabaye with a great ball over the top and that needed some good defending by Insua.
    • 74' Lille are still very much in this match as they chase the vital away goal.
    • 73' Great delivery and there's AUBAMEYANG!! He's put it over from a matter of yards at the far post!! Excellent chance for Lille!!
    • 72' And Lille have a free kick as Torres goes into the book.
    • 71' Change for Lille. Balmont is off and on comes Pierre Aubameyang.
    • 70' Torres wins a free kick, taken quickly by Mascherano who spots Landreau off his line!! The keeper recovers and the shot drifts wide!
    • 70' In it comes, that's not a great delivery and Lille are caught offside.
    • 69' For once Obraniak is the victim of a foul, Carragher is the offender.
    • 68' Johnson now on the right for the Reds. Finds Mascherano, good exchange, but there's Toure to rob Lucas.
    • 67' Good battling by Lille, but the ref has penalised them again. That looked a harsh decision!
    • 67' Poor delivery as Landreau claims easily.
    • 66' Obraniak is again guilty of a foul. He's not happy but Liverpool have another free kick.
    • 65' Cleared by Lille, Mavuba drives the French forward and that's an untypical thump away by a Brazilian as Lucas takes no chances!
    • 64' Mascherano goes down under Obraniak's challenge. Free kick to Liverpool near the half way line.
    • 63' Agger switches off on the edge of the box and allows the sub Toure to try his luck! But that's a poor effort that flies well wide!
    • 62' Rami to Mavuba as Lille play it around at the back. They know that one away goal will make all the difference.
    • 60' Gerrard stands over it, he opts not to strike it and instead delivers a clipped ball to KUYT!! He's in space but the flag has gone up as the Dutchman bangs the shot over the bar!
    • 60' And Liverpool have a free kick in a good position.
    • 59' Sub for Lille. Frau is off and on comes Larsen Toure.
    • 58' Hazard is allowed to run, ball falls loose and that's a hopeful effort from some 40 yards out for Lille. Liverpool will be happy to let them shoot from there!
    • 57' Lucas finds Gerrard, great ball into Torres and that's a vital interception by Rami with Torres poised to shoot!!
    • 56' Thumping challenge outside the Liverpool box as Lucas and Obraniak meet and that's a Liverpool free kick.
    • 55' Chedjou is quick off the mark to rob Kuyt, but the Reds again win possession and now Rami sits off Torres!! Torres shoots but that goes wide!!
    • 53' That's looking for Obraniak, but there's way too much on that and Reina will take the goal kick.
    • 52' Again Lille attack. But that's a poor ball in by Mavuba and LIverpool will clear.
    • 50' Lille counter immediately! BALMONT!! That's a better effort than his last one, but it's comfortable for Reina!
    • 49' TORRES!! GOAL LIVERPOOL!! The ball is cleared out of defence, the bounce deceives Rami! Chedjou stands off Torres and the Spaniard flicks the ball beyond Landreau!! Liverpool lead 2-0!
    • 48' Carragher again is there to head away the corner, it falls to BALMONT!! That was worth a pop!
    • 47' Cabaye with the ball just in the Liverpool half. Johnson wins it but Muvuba regains possession. GREAT TACKLE BY CARRAGHER!! Mavuba goes down in the box and that had to be perfect for the Liverpool man.
    • 46' Won back immediately by Liverpool. Insua tries to make progress down the Lille right but that's too competitive for the ref and Lille have a free kick.
    • 46' And Lille get us underway again!
    • 45' And that's the half time whistle, bang on 45 minutes!! Liverpool lead 1-0 at the break and it's all square in the tie!
    • 45' Gerrard picks it up, GREAT BALL TO TORRES!! Twists and turns but the Spaniard's been given offside!!
    • 44' That's wasted by Liverpool, through to Landreau.
    • 43' Chedjou bangs away a clearance for Lille but too fast for his team-mates and that's offside.
    • 42' Obraniak takes it and that's a good claim by Reina!
    • 41' Insua's in the book for a block on Obraniak. Lille free kick out wide.
    • 41' Emerson for Lille as the French team try to relieve the pressure. Mavuba now. Gives the ball away to Carragher.
    • 40' Great work by Kuyt to get the cross in! TORRES!! He rises superbly but his header falls just wide of the far post!!
    • 39' In it comes, Babel misses his header and that rebounds off Daniel Agger behind him and over the bar!! Close but the Dane knew little about that one!
    • 38' Gerrard tries to squeeze past Mavuba and Liverpool have another corner!
    • 37' Pumped forward and the ref's whistle goes fro an infringement. Free kick to Liverpool on the edge of their own box. Reina will take it.
    • 35' Kuyt heads it away and Mavuba will pick the ball up in the Lille half.
    • 34' Cheap corner given away by Johnson much to the bemusement of his team-mates!
    • 33' GREAT COUNTER BY LILLE!! Hazard bursts through two challenges and his chipped effort rebounds off the standing Reina and bounces to safety!! So close for Lille!
    • 31' Carragher picks up the ball deep in his own half, two passes and that's through to LUCAS!! Strikes it!! But that's straight at Landreau!!
    • 30' AGGER WITH THE HEADER!! It's blocked close to the line and Landreau gratefully gathers!
    • 30' Torres again causes problems in the Lille defence and the additional assistant signals a corner to Liverpool.
    • 30' Gerrard takes it and that's disappointing as Lucas strays offside!
    • 29' But again Liverpool come forward and they've won another free kick on the corner of the box!
    • 28' Liverpool counter, just too much on the pass from Babel on the greasy pitch.
    • 28' Obraniak delivers it in to the Liverpool box, headed away.
    • 27' But Gerrard appears to have run it off as he tries to win a header. But that's a free kick against Mascherano.
    • 26' Agger too is now hobbling after a collision. Worrying times for Liverpool in these last seconds.
    • 24' Agian Liverpool attack with Agger. Mascherano now. Gerrard's gone down and is walking gingerly!
    • 23' Good football by Liverpool! JOHNSON WITH THE SHOT!! Landreau's equal to that one! Shame that was on the defender's weaker side!
    • 22' Kuyt and Johnson linking up well, Lucas almost finds Torres.
    • 21' Torres again is making a nuisance of himself as he sniffs for the loose ball and that's a wayward Lille clearance under pressure from the Spaniard.
    • 20' Carragher tries a chip but there's no way through for the Liverpool man.
    • 19' Good defending now by Glen Johnson as he wins the ball and launches it forward.
    • 18' Throw to Liverpool deep in their own half. Babel is limping slightly.
    • 17' Lille trying to get a foothold in this match but that's played too long for Ludovic Obraniak.
    • 16' Patient build up by Liverpool from the back.
    • 15' Lucas again finds Torres, that's good defending by Lille and the danger's cleared.
    • 13' Lucas is brought down. Free kick to Liverpool. Mascherano finds Torres and as the keeper races out, Torres beats him - and the bar!!
    • 12' A bit of relief as they win a throw midway in their own half. Played long and there's Jamie Carragher to clean up.
    • 11' Gerrard takes it. That's deep, in comes a volley and that's well wide!!
    • 10' Torres! Great run and that's deflected out for a Liverpool corner!
    • 9' GOAL! Gerrard sends Landreau the wrong way and Liverpool lead on the night and are level on aggregate!
    • 8' PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL! Lucas is upended in the box and Gerrard has a great chance to put Liverpool level!
    • 4' BABEL! The Dutchman gets forward well before firing a snap shot wide of the mark!
    • 3' Insua gets down the Liverpool left... but his cross is poor and easily cleared by the visitors.
    • 2' Liverpool, of course, in their red strip tonight... Lille in all white.
    • 1' Liverpool may be behind in this tie but perhaps they can take heart from Fulham's feat in the earlier kick-off. Fulham 4-1 Juventus
    • 1' Here we go! Underway at Anfield!
    • - You'll notice no Albert Riera - that's because he's been suspended for his remarks about Rafa Benitez.
    • - And tonight's referee is Nicola Rizzoli (Bologna).
    • - Lille: Landreau, Beria, Chedjou, Rami, Emerson, Balmont, Mavuba, Cabaye, Hazard, Frau, Obraniak. Subs: Butelle, Vandam, Aubameyang, Toure, Dumont, Souare, Souquet
    • - The teams are in... Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Insua, Kuyt, Mascherano, Lucas, Babel, Gerrard, Torres. Subs: Cavalieri, Benayoun, Kyrgiakos, Ngog, Degen, El Zhar, Kelly
    • - Lille will be without defenders Nicolas Plestan and Mathieu Debuchy, while strikers Tulio de Melo and Gervinho will also miss out.
    • - Liverpool's Alberto Aquilani is a doubt after suffering from a virus, while Maxi Rodriguez is ineligible. Martin Skrtel and Fabio Aurelio are also out.
    • - The Europa League is the Reds' last chance of silverware this season and they will be eager to overturn the 1-0 deficit from the first leg in France, courtesy of Eden Hazard's late goal.
    • - Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of tonight's Europa League clash between Liverpool and Lille at Anfield!
  • Summary

    • 90' GOAL LIVERPOOL!! Gerrard picks up the ball, goes past Chedjou and strikes it!! Landreau can only parry it as far as Torres who fires home!! 3-0 Liverpool and game over!!
    • 88' Reina comes a long way for that one and gets nowhere near the ball!! It's eventually scrambled clear! Tense moment for the Reds!
    • 83' KUYT AGAIN!! That's an almost identical strike and an identical save by Landreau!! Two thumping strikes by the Dutchman!!
    • 83' KUYT!! Great strike!! And that's a superb diving save by Landreau!!
    • 73' Great delivery and there's AUBAMEYANG!! He's put it over from a matter of yards at the far post!! Excellent chance for Lille!!
    • 70' Torres wins a free kick, taken quickly by Mascherano who spots Landreau off his line!! The keeper recovers and the shot drifts wide!
    • 63' Agger switches off on the edge of the box and allows the sub Toure to try his luck! But that's a poor effort that flies well wide!
    • 57' Lucas finds Gerrard, great ball into Torres and that's a vital interception by Rami with Torres poised to shoot!!
    • 55' Chedjou is quick off the mark to rob Kuyt, but the Reds again win possession and now Rami sits off Torres!! Torres shoots but that goes wide!!
    • 50' Lille counter immediately! BALMONT!! That's a better effort than his last one, but it's comfortable for Reina!
    • 49' TORRES!! GOAL LIVERPOOL!! The ball is cleared out of defence, the bounce deceives Rami! Chedjou stands off Torres and the Spaniard flicks the ball beyond Landreau!! Liverpool lead 2-0!
    • 48' Carragher again is there to head away the corner, it falls to BALMONT!! That was worth a pop!
    • 47' Cabaye with the ball just in the Liverpool half. Johnson wins it but Muvuba regains possession. GREAT TACKLE BY CARRAGHER!! Mavuba goes down in the box and that had to be perfect for the Liverpool man.
    • 45' Gerrard picks it up, GREAT BALL TO TORRES!! Twists and turns but the Spaniard's been given offside!!
    • 40' Great work by Kuyt to get the cross in! TORRES!! He rises superbly but his header falls just wide of the far post!!
    • 39' In it comes, Babel misses his header and that rebounds off Daniel Agger behind him and over the bar!! Close but the Dane knew little about that one!
    • 33' GREAT COUNTER BY LILLE!! Hazard bursts through two challenges and his chipped effort rebounds off the standing Reina and bounces to safety!! So close for Lille!
    • 31' Carragher picks up the ball deep in his own half, two passes and that's through to LUCAS!! Strikes it!! But that's straight at Landreau!!
    • 30' AGGER WITH THE HEADER!! It's blocked close to the line and Landreau gratefully gathers!
    • 23' Good football by Liverpool! JOHNSON WITH THE SHOT!! Landreau's equal to that one! Shame that was on the defender's weaker side!
    • 13' Lucas is brought down. Free kick to Liverpool. Mascherano finds Torres and as the keeper races out, Torres beats him - and the bar!!
    • 9' GOAL! Gerrard sends Landreau the wrong way and Liverpool lead on the night and are level on aggregate!
    • 8' PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL! Lucas is upended in the box and Gerrard has a great chance to put Liverpool level!
    • 4' BABEL! The Dutchman gets forward well before firing a snap shot wide of the mark!
    • - Lille: Landreau, Beria, Chedjou, Rami, Emerson, Balmont, Mavuba, Cabaye, Hazard, Frau, Obraniak. Subs: Butelle, Vandam, Aubameyang, Toure, Dumont, Souare, Souquet
    • - The teams are in... Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Insua, Kuyt, Mascherano, Lucas, Babel, Gerrard, Torres. Subs: Cavalieri, Benayoun, Kyrgiakos, Ngog, Degen, El Zhar, Kelly

Team lineup & ratings

  • Liverpool

    Manager: Rafael Benítez

  • Lille OSC

    Manager: Rudi Garcia

  • Lineup

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    • Starting line-up

      • J. Reina
      • G. Johnson
      • J. Carragher
      • D. Agger Substitution Out (90′)
      • E. Insúa Yellow Card
      • J. Mascherano
      • Lucas
      • D. Kuyt
      • S. Gerrard Goal
      • R. Babel Substitution Out (80′)
      • F. Torres Goals×2 Yellow Card Substitution Out (90′)

      Subs

      • Y. Benayoun Substitution In80′
      • P. Degen
      • D. N'Gog Substitution In90′
      • M. Kelly
      • D. Cavalieri
      • S. Kyrgiakos Substitution In90′
      • N. El Zhar
    • Starting line-up

      • M. Landreau
      • F. Béria
      • A. Chedjou
      • A. Rami
      • Emerson
      • R. Mavuba
      • F. Balmont Substitution Out (71′)
      • Y. Cabaye Yellow Card
      • E. Hazard Substitution Out (86′)
      • L. Obraniak Yellow Card
      • P. Frau Substitution Out (59′)

      Subs

      • L. Butelle
      • S. Dumont
      • L. Touré Substitution In59′
      • J. Vandam Substitution In86′
      • P. Aubameyang Substitution In71′
      • P. Souare
      • A. Souquet
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