CL Result: Liverpool 2 Juve 1

Champions League Result – Liverpool 2 (Hyypia, 10; Garcia, 25) Juventus 1 (Cannavaro, 62)

Liverpool team: Carson; Finnan, Hyypia, Carragher, Traore;
Riise, Gerrard, Biscan, Garcia; Le Tallec (Smicer 72),  Baros (Nunez
65). Other subs – Dudek, Alonso, Warnock, Welsh, Potter.

91:40 – Referee blows for end of the first leg. Second Leg will be played in 8 days in Turin.

90 minutes – End of normal time. Liverpool attack, but attack breaks down after Riise mis-kick.

89 minutes – Bad foul committed by Juve player on Garcia, but still no cards issued.

85 minutes – Juve looking to get the game level, Liverpool looking to hold on to what they’ve got.

80 minutes – As the first leg goes into the last ten minutes, the domination shown by Juve is starting to subside slightly, although with now out-and-out strikers on the pitch Liverpool’s options are limited.

80 minutes – Juve forced to make a change – a hamstring pull for Zebino sees Montero join the action. All Juve subs used now.

72 minutes – A tired-looking Anthony Le Tallec replaced by Vladimir Smicer.

72 minutes – Nunez blocked by Juve player, but appeals turned down by officials.

71 minutes – Shot by Riise deflected, Liverpool corner. Liverpool retain possession, but only briefly.

70 minutes – Liverpool looking tired. Juve able to play the game at the speed they prefer now, with by far the most possession.

65 minutes – Substitution by Liverpool – Baros replaced by Nunez – seems to be no injury for Baros.

62 minutes – Goal! Juve bring the score back to 2-1. Cannavaro, headed in from six yard line. Liverpool’s control of the game had already been slipping, Juve now have an away goal.

61 minutes – Juve free kick, 35 yards out. Well taken, well saved by Carson.

61 minutes – Del Pierro replaced by David Trezeguet for Juve.

60 minutes – Liverpool’s domination of the first 30 minutes has not been there for the second third of the game. Half an hour left, Liverpool need to take more control of the game.

58 minutes – Nedved shot, outside the area, deflected for a corner. Liverpool regain possession from the corner.

54 minutes – Nedved shot, outside the area, goes wide.

52 minutes – Gerrard free-kick, on target, saved.

47 minutes – Del Piero free-kick goes wide.

Second-half kicks off. Juve have made one change at half time – Blasi replaced by Pessotto

Half-time. The domination of the first half hour from Liverpool subsided towards the end of the first half, but Liverpool were still in control. Scott Carson was eventually called into action a couple of times, but wasn’t phased by anything. The second half may be different, once both coaches have had time to talk to their players, but Juve would not have been expecting to be two goals down at half time. Fitness may play a part for Liverpool.

30 minutes – excellent save from Scot Carson, but the shot from Juve’s del Pierro was very much against the run of play.

25 minutes – Goal! 2-0 Liverpool. Another excellent goal from Liverpool – Luis Garcia on the half-volley from outside the box, from a good Le Tallec ball. 20 minutes gone – domination so far from Liverpool, Scott Carson has barely touched the ball.

10 minutes – Goal! 1-0 Liverpool. Well taken volley from Sami Hyypia sees Liverpool go ahead 1-0. Hyypia hasn’t played for the last few games after losing his place following an injury.

Rafa Benitez has named a team to try and go out and beat Juventus.Likely to be a 4-4-2 formation, Le Tallec and Baros set to start up-front. Scott Carson makes his Champions League debut, as it looks like Dudek was not quite fit enough to be risked. As expected, Hyypia returns to the heart of defence in place of the ineligible Pellegrino.