2007/08 UEFA Champions League: Chelsea vs. Liverpool

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

April 30, 2008
20:45 (CET)
Chelsea 3–2 Liverpool Anfield, Liverpool, England
Attendance: 38,900
Referee: Roberto Rosetti
Drogba Scored after 33 minutes 33' (5)
Kalou Substituted off after 70 minutes 70'
Malouda Substituted on after 70 minutes 70'
Cole Substituted off after 91 minutes 91'
Anelka Substituted on after 91 minutes 91'
LampardScored after 98 minutes 98' (3)
Drogba Scored after 105 minutes 105' (6)
Lampard Substituted off after 119 minutes 119'
Shevchenko Substituted on after 119 minutes 119'
Match Report Substituted off after 22 minutes 22' Škrtel
Substituted on after 22 minutes 22' Hyypiä
Booked after 41 minutes 41' Alonso
Scored after 64 minutes 64' (6) Torres
Substituted off after 78 minutes 78' Benayoun
Substituted on after 78 minutes 78' Pennant
Booked after 99 minutes 99' Arbeloa
Substituted off after 98 minutes 98' Torres
Substituted on after 98 minutes 98' Babel
Scored after 117 minutes 117' (5) Babel

Chelsea beat Liverpool in extra time to advance to next month's UEFA Champions League Final in Moscow. The aggregate score finished 4-3 in favour of Chelsea.

Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina punched away Michael Ballack's shot which landed at the feet of Didier Drogba who capitalized by scoring the opening goal of the 2nd leg. Fernando Torres equalized in the 2nd half after Yossi Benayoun beat the defenders to set up the goal. After Chelsea were denied a goal by the Assistant Referee moments earlier, Referee awarded Chelsea a penalty shot which Frank Lampard converted. Dider Drogba added Chelsea's 3rd goal of the 2nd leg. Ryan Babbel brought Liverpool within a goal of advancing with 3 minutes of extra time remaining.

The win for Chelsea means that they have made their 1st ever UEFA Champions League final and will be competing in the 1st ever all-English final in UEFA Champions League history.