Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > Sports > Football > UEFA Champions League 2005-06 > Reuters > Report


Luisao gives Benfica 1-0 win over Liverpool

February 22, 2006 03:50 IST

Champions League Last 16 first leg
Arsenal 1 Real Madrid 0
Benfica 1 Liverpool 0
Bayern Munich 1 AC Milan 1
Olympique Lyon 1 PSV Eindhoven 0

Benfica defender Luisao powered home a late header to give his side a 1-0 win over European champions Liverpool in the Champions League last 16 first leg match on Tuesday.

The Portuguese champions, who had been ineffective all night, finally made the breakthrough in the first knockout round tie when the Brazilian met a Petit free-kick after 84 minutes.

Liverpool, who began with inspirational captain Steven Gerrard on the bench with a 'dead leg', had looked comfortable until Luisao got in front of Sami Hyypia to grab the winner.

It was the first goal Liverpool had conceded in the competition since September but they will still be confident of turning the tie around at Anfield on March 8.



UEFA Champions League 2005-06: The Complete Coverage
© Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Share your comments


 What do you think about the story?




Read what others have to say:


Number of User Comments: 1




Sub: Congratulations to Benfica !

Fine victory for the Portuguese giants against mighty Liverpool.


Posted by Dr.Cajetan Coelho




Disclaimer


Advertisement






Copyright 2006 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.