Liverpool - Celtic. Liverpool knocked out

Liverpool - Celtic. Liverpool knocked outTonight songs and wassails in Glasgow did not cease till morning - local "Celtic" was published in the 1/2 final of the UEFA Cup, beating local rivals - Liverpool. The British had to say goodbye with hope to win this trophy for the second time in 3 seasons. A deserved victory against Celtic goals brought the Englishman Alan Thompson and Welshman John Hartson. This is the second representative of the English Premier League, to give way to the Scots - at an early stage of the tournament Celtic knocked out of the game, "Blackburn". However, the victory over Liverpool was given to the Champions of Scotland is much more difficult - the last time Gerard Houllier's charges are up. Besides this Sunday Celtic in the final of the Scottish League Cup lost to their principal rivals, the Rangers. In the final minutes of the meeting of Hartson missed a penalty, but it is unlikely that someone will raise a hand to accuse him - this evening the Welsh model played the position of center forward. Hartson, which can take an example to other players of this role, excellent clinging to the ball and fought in every episode. And 9 minutes to the end of the meeting, he played a superb one-two with Henrik Larsson and in a different style to put a point in this match. Mentor Scots Martin O'neill described the result as "outstanding". "From the first second until the final whistle, it was a very difficult match for us," admits O'neill. I could only say to the guys, "come on!". They all deserve the best words in the world. Now we have a chance to win the tournament, but any of the remaining teams can beat us." Here is what is says about the victory of John Hartson receiving congratulations after the match: "We just don't give them the opportunity to combine and hit the target. Our defense has played above any praises. I want to apologize to our fans for missed penalties. But when I hit the gate at the end of the match, I knew that this would be a goal. Everyone in life, there are a couple of such attacks". "Liverpool" which has the advantage of away goals that gave the game all the power and most of the match held at extremely high speeds. The British basically tried to succeed long-range shots, but after conceding a goal only once seriously disturbed the Scots goalkeeper Robert Douglas. Celtic took the lead in the final minute of the first half after a successful penalty kick. The ball went up Thompson, who greatly struck a low shot straight into the wall. Fortunately for the Scots, the defenders of turn bounced the ball went under the "wall" and flew into the gate of discouraged Jerzy Dudek. However, before that Dudek saved Liverpool from certain goals, in a desperate throw failing to reflect the twisted kicks Larsson's free-kick. Most of the game took place on a "up and down"-then counterattacked, "Liverpool", "Celtic". In one of such attacks Michael Owen perfectly broke through the gate of Douglas with the ball, passed the ball to Heskey, but black England forward broke past. However, Liverpool continued to increase the pressure on the gate "Celts", and the chance to score was a Steven Gerrard - after his shot the ball flew just over the bar. Likewise ordered the ball and Dietmar Hamann, and more accurate "shot" Douglas Gerrard fingertips pulled out from under the crossbar. For a few moments before Hartson removed all questions about the winner of the match, akrobaticheskiy etude performed by Dudek saved the team of Gerard Houllier from the goal - the ball flew into the goal, bounced off the shoulder of Larsson after a corner. The most real chance to equalize the game fell on Michael Owen and tireless Gerrard in the 53rd minute. The first gave a good midfielder to pass the course, but Douglas in time figured out this maneuver and eliminated the threat, nadide playing at the exit. The Liverpool coach Gerard Houllier said the match result only brought him "suffering". "It could have gone differently in the first half, but the goal Thompson was a turning point in this game", - said the Hive..

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