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Thursday, April 12, 2007

English Rules

Liverpool 1 PSV Eindhoven 0
(Liverpool won 4-0 on aggregate)
Anfield, Liverpool, England, UK
11th April 2007
Liverpool march into the semi finals of the European Champions League means that there're three English clubs in the last four for the first time in the history of European football. English club is guaranteed a final berth now and for three years in a row, there's an English team in the Final. England international Peter Crouch's scoring form continues when he put the ball into the back of the net in the 68th minute after some smart plays by another Englishman Robbie Fowler. PSV showed some determination and intentions in the begnning stages of the match but they were denied by Liverpool Spanish keeper Jose Reina. The victory set up an all English affairs between Chelsea-Liverpool next week and a repeat of 2005/2006 semi-final showdown.

Bayern Munich 0 AC Milan 2
(AC Milan won 4-2 on aggregate)
Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
11th April 2007
Bayern showed their intention for the first period of the match but Milan's experience and professional performance bring them into the last four. The homeside couldn't get their chances counted in the early stages of this match and it was Clarence Seedorf who opened the scoring for Milan in the 27th minute. Fillippo Inzaghi's excellent finish four minutes later put the away team on the edge. Second half started with Bayern showing more urgencies and determinations but they were denied by Dida. Kaka could have put the match beyond doubt but his shot was well-saved by Oliver Kahn. Milan is playing Manchester United, who thrashed another Italian team AS Roma 7-1 a day before on the 24th April 2007 at Old Trafford.
Semi Finals Showdown:
Tuesday, 24 April 2007
Man Utd vs AC Milan, 19:45

Wednesday, 25 April 2007
Chelsea vs Liverpool, 19:45

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