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  • Liverpool 1-0 Sparta Prague: Kuyt late-header

    Liverpool qualify for the last 16 of the capital Europa League a 1-0 win over Sparta Prague in the second leg, after the first leg of the two teams played a goalless draw.

    At Anfield, on Thursday (24/02/2011) , 'The Red' should face tough opposition Sparta. As a result, new goals are created in the last minute header by Dirk Kuyt at minute 86.

    Results 1-0 Liverpool sure ticket to the round of 16. In the round that Kuyt cs awaits opponent, between Lech Poznan or Braga.

    The game

    Liverpool and Sparta had to fight each other since minute. At minute 13, for example, when Pepe Reina was forced to do a rescue at the near post header from Vaclac Kadlec.

    Another opportunity is made Sparta on 22 minutes through a corner kick. This time Reina failed to anticipated well, despite the Liverpool back line swiftly dispel.

    Liverpool's own success spread threats, such as in minute 23. From behind the attacks, Martin Kelly sent the ball into the middle and Raul Meireles forward with hard kick. But the ball is still not well targeted.

    Two minutes later, Liverpool back in action. From the middle, Lucas sent the ball to Joe Cole on the left. After running to find space, Cole finished with a kick that is still raw in the hands of goalkeeper Jaromir Blazek.

    Another attack was launched Liverpool on 36 minutes. Dirk Kuyt accept bait ball far and then send the bait parallel to David N'Gog who fired the ball straight. Blazek and then swiftly brushed off the skin round of securing Cole want to pursue.

    Direct attacking each other again in the second half. On 51 minutes Liverpool menggeber attack with Kuyt on the left side off a feed into the face of goal where N'Gog not guarded. Bad luck for Liverpool, N'Gog inappropriate punt.

    Seven minutes later, Sparta responded with Kamil Vacek of the ball. He then sent a cross that could headlong Martin Abena despite the direction the ball was wide.

    Ten minutes before the end of normal time, Liverpool struck again. Cross from the left successfully forwarded Kuyt in the penalty box while the right direction to the keeper.

    Worries hit after Daniel Agger Liverpool looked in pain clutching his leg. In fact Sotirios Kyrgiakos was also abandoning the field to get treatment on his head.

    Goal! Liverpool finally break down Sparta's goal four minutes before the fight ended. Kuyt headed a goal born out of continuing after a corner kick.

    Joe Cole should be double, but his shot is wide, at the end of injury time. La

    Team Line-up:

    Liverpool: Reina, Kelly (Carragher '45), Kyrgiakos, Agger (Skrtel '85), Wilson, Poulsen (Spearing '65), Lucas, Kuyt, Meireles, Cole, Ngog.

    Sparta Prague: Blazek, Kusnir, Repka, Brabec, Pamic (Keric '90), Vacek, Sionko (Podany '73), Matejovsky, Abena (Pekhart '78), Kadlec, Kweuke.


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