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  • Liverpool 4-1 Benefica: Lucas first score, Torres double

    Liverpool managed to advance to the semifinals Europa League with a steady step. 4-1 victory over Benfica in the quarter-finals 2nd leg to make the Reds winning 5-3 in aggregate.

    Playing under the gaze of 42 thousand spectators who own a majority of supporters at Anfield Stadium, Thursday (8/4/2010), Liverpool got loads to catch up 1-2 in 1st leg.

    Games shown attacking forces managed to Rafa Benitez. Four goals 'The Red' scored by Dirk Kuyt, Lucas Leiva and two goals from Fernando Torres. Benfica replies Oscar Cardozo .

    With the victory, Liverpool had the right to the semifinals with a 5-3 aggregate lead. In the big four, Steven Gerrard et al will face Valencia Atletico Madrid are set aside.

    The game
    Although control of the game, Liverpool had to wait until the 28th minute to score the first goal. Utilizing a corner Gerrard, Kuyt cheat Benfica ball into the goal.

    After the goal, Liverpool getting the upper hand. Six minutes later, turn to Lucas, who successfully hacking into the Benfica goalkeeper with his right foot shot from inside the penalty box.

    Liverpool make the score 2-0 was brought up to the break. With that position, the Reds had escaped with a 3-2 advantage on aggregate.

    Liverpool's increasingly comfortable when Torres scored their third goal when the match exactly one hour to touch markers. Torres kick from close range managed to find the net behind goalkeeper Julio Cesar.

    Advantage Liverpool had a bit annoyed when Benfica reply via Cardozo. With a free shot on his left ankle, Cardozo made the score 1-3 and they needed one more goal to get rid of Liverpool.

    Benfica currently trying to find additional goals, Liverpool gave the final blow to the verdict. Torres scored the fourth goal both at once 'The Red' with a kick from close range.

    Score 4-1 for Liverpool's advantage lasted until the game was finally over and the troops even Rafa Benitez welcomed the rollicking semi-final tickets which they took.

    The composition of players
    Liverpool: Reina; Johnson, Carragher, Kyrgiakos, Agger, Gerrard (Aquilani 88), Benayoun (El Zhar 90), Mascherano, Lucas, Kuyt, Torres (Ngog 86)

    Julio Cesar (Jose Filipe 79); Luisao, David Luiz, Sidnei; Aimar (Coentrao 86), Martins (Kardec 66), Filipe Marcos, Javi Garcia, In Maria; Ramires, Cardozo


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