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Liverpool reached the 2007 Champions League Final where they played AC Milan, in a repeat of the 2005 final. Hosted at the Olympic Stadium, Athens, AC Milan gained revenge for their 2005 defeat by prevailing 2-1. Liverpool found themselves 2-0 down by the 82nd minute, but found hope through a late goal from Dirk Kuyt. They were unable to push for an equaliser though and the match finished in the favour of Milan.

The MatchEdit

The first half saw both sides have numerous attempts to take the lead, however it was Milan who finally broke the deadlock on the stroke of half time. Xabi Alonso fouled Kaka and Andrea Pirlo took a shot at goal. The shot deflected off of Filippo Inzaghi, wrong-footing 'keeper Pepe Reina and putting Milan 1-0 up. Replay footage however showed that the ball struck Inzaghi on the arm, which was missed by the match officials. Milan's first goal shared similarities with their first goal from the 2005 final. In both finals, Milan took the lead via an Andrea Pirlo free kick that was awarded for a foul on playmaker Kaka.

In the second half, Liverpool had some chances to draw level however in the 82nd minute, after Liverpool replaced the defensive Javier Mascherano for striker Peter Crouch, Kaka was afforded the space to bear down on the Liverpool goal. He put Inzaghi through on goal who slotted past Reina to put Milan 2-0 up and on their way to the championship. Dirk Kuyt pulled a goal back in the 89th minute with a header from a corner, however replays suggested Kuyt was in an offside position when he scored. Milan however saw the game through and held on to win 2-1.

DetailsEdit

23 May 2007 Liverpool 1-2 AC Milan Olympic Stadium, Athens
Kuyt (89) Inzaghi (45, 82)


TeamEdit

Starting 11:

Substitutes:

NotesEdit

Despite suffering defeat, Liverpool had a total of 12 shots with 4 on target during the game, compared with Milan's 5 shots with 3 on target.

Liverpool played 6 players who also took part in the 2005 final: Finnan, Carragher, Riise, Alonso, Gerrard and Kewell, who was a 59th minute substitute for Boudewijn Zenden.

See AlsoEdit

2006-07 season


Liverpool F.C. finals
FA Cup: 19141950196519711974197719861988198919921996200120062012

League Cup: 197819811982198319841987199520012003200520122016


European Cup: 1977197819811984198520052007


UEFA Cup: 1973197620012016


European Cup Winners Cup: 1966


UEFA Super Cup:19771978198420012005


Charity/Community Shield:192219641965196619711974197619771979198019821983198419861988198919901992200120022006

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