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Chelsea beats Liverpool and reaches the final

30 April 2008 21:08

Chelsea FC finally achieved their dream of a place in the UEFA Champions League final by overcoming Liverpool FC on a night that resonated with high drama and heartfelt emotion. They were taken to extra time, where Didier Drogba scored his second goal after Frank Lampard, making his return to the side following the untimely death of his mother, had swung the tie back Chelsea's way from the penalty spot.

It made it all the more sweet that victory came at the expense of a Liverpool team who had proved their nemesis at this stage on two occasions in the previous three seasons and who drew level at 1-1 through Fernando Torres in the 64th minute. Having dispatched one English rival, Avram Grant's men will take on another in Moscow on 21 May where Manchester United FC await. The two clubs are virtually neck-and-neck in the race for the Premier League; now they will dispute superiority on Europe's grandest stage as well.

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E 3 - 2 E

Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
30 April 2008
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
1 - 1
Extra-time
3 - 2
On aggregate
4 - 3

Goals

D. Drogba 33'  
1 - 0
1 - 1
F. Lampard (PG) 98'  
2 - 1
D. Drogba 105'  
3 - 1
3 - 2
117' R. Babel

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# Player Bookings
15
39
7
12
23
33
35
# Player Bookings
4
16
19 117'
3
15
21
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