Thursday August 9, 2012 Qualifying Round 3 Finished Anfield

Liverpool 3 - 0 FK Gomel

  • Borini 21’
  • Gerrard 41’
  • Johnson 72’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Liverpool
    • FK Gomel
    • 23:02 For now, thanks for logging on. Good night.
    • 22:58 An easy win for Liverpool then and they progress into the playoff round. The draw for that is made tomorrow morning. So stay logged on to eurosport.yahoo.com to find out who they get.
    • LIVERPOOL WIN 4-0 ON AGGREGATE.
    • 90+3 FULL TIME: LIVERPOOL 3-0 GOMEL
    • 90+2 Gerrard, still pulling the strings in midfield, is content to run the clock down.
    • 90+1 Suarez is sen to the ground by Lipatkin. That could easily have been a booking, but the Danish referee Ken Hansen allows play to continue.
    • 90' Three minutes of time will be added on.
    • 88' The flow has gone out of this game a long while ago. Not that Liverpool will mind.
    • 85' LIVERPOOL SUB: Jay Spearing replaces Lucas.
    • 84' GOMEL SUB: Dmitry Yevseyenko replaces Klimovich.
    • 83' Suarez is caught offside again. Wonder if he popped into Euroland on a trip to Italy and picked up a copy of 'Filippo Inzaghi's greatest hits' on DVD?
    • 82' Adam is caught on the ball and Gomel fancy an attack. It doesn't get very far though.
    • 79' Suarez wins a corner, and he has 12 minutes left to get the goal that his performance deserves. Gerrard swings in the corner, but it's headed away. Adam gets his head to the rebound... It loops up and Bushma easily gathers it.
    • '77 Downing's cross is heading right back across the face of goal by Voronkov. Gomel are very fortunate there are no strikers attacking the near post.
    • 76' Jamie Carragher replaces Skrtel.
    • 75' LIVERPOOL SUB: Charlie Adam replaces Shelvey.
    • 74' GOMEL SUB: Pavel Kirilchik replaces Kozeka.
    • 71' Glen Johnson gets off the mark for the season. That's his first goal in Europe for nine years. He pounced on a loose ball and volleyed in from outside the area. It took a slight, but significant deflection off the back of Matevchick though.
    • 71' GOAL: LIVERPOOL 3-0 GOMEL
    • 69' Suarez tries a shot from 25 yards... Bushma smothers the ball. He's done pretty well tonight, the goalkeeper.
    • 68' Liverpool are having just as much posession in this half, but with the Gomel defence playing closer together and the two holding midfielders a bit deeper, it's taking the edge off the home side's attack. In particular, Gerrard and Borini have seen less of the ball.
    • 66' Alumona brings Agger down again. That was clumsy, but it didn't look malicious.
    • 65' Alumona brings down Agger and Liverpool have a free-kick on the edge of their own box. That's about the first time Alumona's outmuscled the big Dane this game.
    • 62' But Liverpool have the small business of a free-kick to take. It's Suarez.... It's just wide.
    • 62' GOMEL SUB: Nikolai Lipatkin replaces Nowak.
    • 61' Suarez is sent to the ground by Aleksievich.
    • 60' If you think this commentary is sounding a bit one-sided, it's because Gomel have barely touched the ball in this game. Kozeka is back up on his feet, by the way.
    • 58' Shelvey goes into the book. That was a pretty dangerous tackle on Kozeka. The referee got that one totally right. Kozeka is still on the floor receiving treatment.
    • 56' Gerrard whips a free-kick into the box. Klimovich nods it away.
    • 54' Gerrard with the corner. Suarez misses it. JOHNSON MISSES IT TOO. Glen Johnson could easily have made it three three. He was totally unmarked at the far post.
    • 53' Suarez has the ball. He surges into the area on the right side and evades both defenders trying to crowd him out. SUAREZ SHOOTS.... BUSHMA GETS HIS FINGERTIPS TO IT AND JUST PUSHES IT PAST THE POST.
    • 52' Downing with the ball on the right... He crosses and finds Gerrard on the edge of the box.... GERRARD'S SHOT CANNONS OFF THE FAR POST. A lucky escape for the visitors.
    • 51' Alumona doesn't have the physical strength to compete with Agger, so whenever the ball is played up to Gomel's lone striker, there's very little he can do with it.
    • 50' An interesting sight as Swansea midfielder Joe Allen is found in the stands watching the game with a cup of tea. Well it might be tea. We hear he's partial to a skinny late. Lots of speculation about an impending £10million move to Anfield to join his old boss. We'll keep you posted on developments over the next 24 hours.
    • 48' Great ball from Gerrard up to Borini.. Offside against Suarez.
    • 47' By the looks of it, Kozeka and Nowak are playing a little deeper, trying to start the attacks a little earlier and cut out some of the probing through-balls of Lucas and Shelvey.
    • 46' What would you do if you were Gomel boss Oleg Kuberev? You go for broke and inevitably leave gaps at the back that Liverpool WILL expose. You sit back and you have no chance of scoring.
    • 46' Gomel get the second leg underway.
    • 21:51 A very one-sided half then with Liverpool now 3-0 ahead on aggregate. Join us for the second half, due to kick-off at 22:05 CET.
    • 45' HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 2-0 GOMEL
    • 43' Might Gerrard be through again? Not quite. The ball skims his toes and that's a goal kick.
    • 42' That's Gerrard's 150th goal for Liverpool. Quite a milestone for the local lad.
    • 41' It's Steven Gerrard, who has an easy tap-in from six yards out after Suarez beats a defender and the goalkeeper on the right and lays the ball across for his skipper. It was Johnson who laid it in towards the Uruguayan in the first place and Shelvey who started the move.
    • 41' GOAL: LIVERPOOL 2-0 GOMEL
    • 40' Voronkov tries a shot from about 35 yards.... OOH.. He so nearly caught Reina off-guard. The Spaniard has to stretch to stop it, and that's a corner conceded. Gomel's first of the game in fact. The ball is worked towards the captain Kashevski, but he wastes it. His effort is weak and off-target.
    • 38' Alumona wins a free-kick after Lucas fouls him, but it comes after some quite wonderful interplay between Gerrard and Suarez.
    • 36' Lucas with a great ball up towards Borini.... He just can't get his toe to it... and the flag's up anyway. It was mighty close though.
    • 34' Liverpool corner. The ball is worked out towards Downing... HE TAKES A SHOT FROM OUTSIDE THE BOX... but it was always bending away from the goal.
    • 31' No doubt about it, Skrtel went in very high, but he did get the ball cleanly and didn't actually make any contact with Kozeka.
    • 31' OOH!. Gomel were nearly back in it. And out of nothing. Platonov evaded the offisde trap and shot towards goal. Reina stopped the powerful shot.... OOH. Controversial as Skrtel appears to try and take Kozeka's head off as both go for the rebound.
    • 29' Well that didn't last long, did it? A long ball from Lucas finds Borini on the left, and he skips past his man to cross low for Suarez. The final ball leaves a little to be desired and is far to close to Bushma, but you sense there's another goal for the home side before the break.
    • 28' Gomel have had a good couple of minutes... Well compared to their last 15 anyway, as they prevent Liverpool attacking for a brief period..
    • 25' Suarez clear in a dangerous position here again... He crosses low towards BORINI.... but Kashevski just gets his toes to it to put the ball out for a corner... which is easily dealt with.
    • 24' Hmm. Now Gomel go up the other end and they now have a free-kick from 25 yards. Kozeka is pretty useful from this range, so Reina will have to be on his toes... if you pardon the pun..... Or he won't. Kozeka blazes the ball over.
    • 23' Perhaps another here.... no. Borini is caught offside.
    • 22' Liverpool certainly deserved that. They've dominated posession and attack so far. They now lead 2-0 on aggregate and the visitors now face a very tough task to reach the Europa League proper.
    • 21' It's Borini, who buries his effort on his Anfield debut. Suarez picked up a low pass, used his immense skill to trap the ball and skip past his marker. His near-post cross was deflected off a defender, with Borini volleying in the loose ball under the body of Bushma.
    • 21' GOAL! LIVERPOOL 1-0 GOMEL
    • 19' Gerrard's corner is just taken off the head of Borini by Kirilckik. Danger evaded.
    • 19' Downing feeds the ball into the feet of Suarez... SUAREZ WITH A LOW SHOT... GOOD SAVE LOW DOWN BY BUSHMA.... My word Suarez looks lively tonight. Liverpool have a corner.
    • 18' Johnson gets into space on the right. He holds the ball up just long enough to be joined by Downing. Downing passes low to Borini in the box... but he can't find the space to turn and shoot. Good crowding there by Kasevski and Kirilchyk.
    • 17' Long ball up from Reina towards Suarez... HE MIGHT BE IN HERE... No. He's caught offside.
    • 16' Gerrard and Suarez with some lovely interplay... Gerrard breaks free on the left and is in space... he pulls the ball low towards Suarez on the edge of the box... SUAREZ SHOOTS... but it's too high. That's easily the closest Liverpool have gone.
    • 14' Nowak hits a terrific ball up to Alumona. He might have something on here as he surges forward and gets into the box... but Agger comes across well and easily deals with the pressure.
    • 13' Aleksievich stole the ball that Shelvey gave away needlessly, but Johnson does a great job to nab it back from the left winger. Shelvey breathes a sigh of relief.
    • 11' Gerrard back-heels the ball to Borini. He can't find space and passes back to the midfielder. Gerrard crosses into the box, but nobody can beat Bushma to the ball and the keeper again takes it well.
    • 9' The ball is worked up towards Downing on the right flank. He pulls the ball low towards the edge of the area. GERRARD HITS IT LOW, but the shot has little pace on it and Bushma easily collects the ball.
    • 9' Alumona was a real pest in the first leg, and that's probably one of the reasons why Agger, with his pace advantage over Carragher, has been preferred.
    • 8' Sergei Kozeka steals the ball from Lucas in the midfield... He's going to attempt to set-up Aleksandr Alumona... but the pass doesn't reach the Russian.
    • 6' The Gomel defence already have their hands - and feet and bodies - trying to keep Suarez and Borini at bay.
    • 4' Already it seems pretty obvious that attack is what Brendan Rodgers has in mind. Full-backs Johnson and Jose Enrique are playing pretty high up the field and joining the attacks whenever they can.
    • 3' A second corner within a minute for Liverpool. Gerrard lofts it into the box, but Bushma collects it well. The goalkeeper is called into action again seconds later, stopping Borini in his tracks and taking a quick goal kick up the field.
    • 3' Liverpool have a corner, but it comes to nothing.
    • 2' Liverpool look dangerous on the counter-attack though. Glen Johson and Gerrard with a quick-one two, but it doesn't quite come off. Downing tries to get onto the loose ball. He tries a shot... and the goalkeeper Bushma pushes the ball over the bar.
    • 1' It's Gomel with the first attack as Tomasz Nowak tries a low cross in from the right edge of the Liverpool box. Agger easily charges it down.
    • 1' Suarez rolls the ball to Steven Gerrard as Liverpool get the match underway.
    • 21:00 So a very different-looking Liverpool side and they should be far stronger tonight. Expect a home victory for the sizeable home crowd to savour, and a place in the Europa League proper.
    • 20:55 Two changes to a Gomel side that looked mighty impressive in front of their home crowd. Ilya Aleksievich and Ihar Kuzmenok come in as Pavel Kirilchik drops to the bench and Artur Levitski is dropped from the squad.
    • 20:50 So Liverpool, defending a 1-0 lead from the first leg, make five changes. Most significantly, Luis Suarez makes his first appearance of the season, having missed the first leg because he was taking part in the Olympics for Uruguay. He replaces Joe Cole, who went off in Belarus with a hamstring injury. Pepe Reina, Lucas, Daniel Agger and Jonjo Shelvey replace Brad Jones, Jay Spearing, Jamie Carragher and Jordan Henderson. A 4-4-2 formation is expected with Andy Carroll on the bench.
    • 20:45 GOMEL: Bushma; Voronkov; Kashevski; Matvechick; Platonov; Kozeka; Nowak; Aleksievich; Kuzmenok; Kilmovich; Alumona. SUBS: Yevseynko; Krilchik; Sakovich; Lipatkin; Palomeque; Yakhno; Sheryakov.
    • 20:40 LIVERPOOL: Reina; Johnson; Agger; Skrtel; Enrique; Shelvey; Lucas; Gerrard: Downing: Borini; Suarez. SUBS: Jones; Henderson: Spearing; Carroll; Kelly: Adam: Carragher.
    • 20:35 Good evening and for those of you more interested in the start of the football season than this Olympics lark, welcome to LIVE coverage of Liverpool's Europa League qualifying round playoff against FK Gomel from Anfield. Kick-off is 21:05 CET.
  • Summary

    • 71' GOAL: LIVERPOOL 3-0 GOMEL
    • 54' Gerrard with the corner. Suarez misses it. JOHNSON MISSES IT TOO. Glen Johnson could easily have made it three three. He was totally unmarked at the far post.
    • 52' Downing with the ball on the right... He crosses and finds Gerrard on the edge of the box.... GERRARD'S SHOT CANNONS OFF THE FAR POST. A lucky escape for the visitors.
    • 41' GOAL: LIVERPOOL 2-0 GOMEL
    • 40' Voronkov tries a shot from about 35 yards.... OOH.. He so nearly caught Reina off-guard. The Spaniard has to stretch to stop it, and that's a corner conceded. Gomel's first of the game in fact. The ball is worked towards the captain Kashevski, but he wastes it. His effort is weak and off-target.
    • 31' OOH!. Gomel were nearly back in it. And out of nothing. Platonov evaded the offisde trap and shot towards goal. Reina stopped the powerful shot.... OOH. Controversial as Skrtel appears to try and take Kozeka's head off as both go for the rebound.
    • 25' Suarez clear in a dangerous position here again... He crosses low towards BORINI.... but Kashevski just gets his toes to it to put the ball out for a corner... which is easily dealt with.
    • 21' GOAL! LIVERPOOL 1-0 GOMEL
    • 16' Gerrard and Suarez with some lovely interplay... Gerrard breaks free on the left and is in space... he pulls the ball low towards Suarez on the edge of the box... SUAREZ SHOOTS... but it's too high. That's easily the closest Liverpool have gone.
    • 2' Liverpool look dangerous on the counter-attack though. Glen Johson and Gerrard with a quick-one two, but it doesn't quite come off. Downing tries to get onto the loose ball. He tries a shot... and the goalkeeper Bushma pushes the ball over the bar.

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  • Liverpool

    Manager: Brendan Rodgers

  • FK Gomel

    Manager: Oleg Kuberev

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  1. Liverpool 3-1 Gomel Suarez 14, Alumona 25, Borini­ 55,­ Suarez 81, From , on Thu 9 Aug 19:25 lowest form of­ posting a comment, ever!

    From XTC, on Thu 9 Aug 19:29
  2. Liverpool 3-1 Gomel Suarez 14, Alumona 25, Borini­ 55, Suarez 81,

    From , on Thu 9 Aug 19:25
  3. Liverpool 2 Gomel 1 Borini gets his first­ Liverpool / Anfield Goal

    From Jason W, on Thu 9 Aug 18:55
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    hahahahaha. would rather watch the women's final­ than this garbage.

    From XTC, on Thu 9 Aug 18:54
  5. 3-0 to Liverpool...Lucas will score..

    From Watchlívefootystream.com, on Thu 9 Aug 7:43
  6. Liverpool have to vin this game .Liverpool 3 Gomell 0

    From Ali, on Thu 9 Aug 4:41
  7. Liverfool 1 Gomel 1

    From Spermbagjonny, on Mon 6 Aug 17:15
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    himeji mizuki owh cute and kawali

    From Ichigo Hoshimiya, on Fri 3 Aug 14:41
  9. Liverpool 1 FK Gomel 0

    From , on Tue 31 Jul 19:12
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