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Home > India > Sports > Football > UEFA Champions League 2007-08 > Report

Late own goal denies Liverpool win over Chelsea

April 23, 2008 02:39 IST

Liverpool and Chelsea drew 1-1 in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at Anfield on Tuesday after a stoppage-time own goal from the home side's John Arne Riise.

Dutchman Dirk Kuyt gave Liverpool the lead after 43 minutes when he fired between goalkeeper Petr Cech's legs.

Although Chelsea started the better side, Liverpool gradually gained control of the match but in the fifth minute of injury time Riise headed home an awkward cross from Salomon Kalou to leave the tie balanced for next week's second leg at Stamford Bridge.

The winners will play either Manchester United [Images] or Barcelona, who meet tomorrow in the other semi-final, in final in Moscow [Images] on May 21.

UEFA Champions League 2007-08: The Complete Coverage