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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

25 Things about Arsenal vs Liverpool Champions League Match

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Liverpool vs Arsenal Champions League: Online Live Score and Updates

Arsenal and Liverpool meet each other tomorrow in a much-awaited quarter final match of Champions League. Both teams are now hoping to win the match as both sides are confident following their inspirational premier league victories of late. Overcoming 0-2 deficit, ten-men Arsenal defeated Bolton Wanderers in the recent premier league match. Liverpool, similarly, defeated city rivals Everton with the solitary goal from Fernando Torres. With this victory Liverpool has made the fourth place in premier league more secured.

So, it is almost certain that both sides will try their best to hold an edge over each other ahead of the second leg match. Here, I am stating some information regarding the match which you may find interesting:

  1. Arsenal vs Liverpool quarter final Champions League match will take place at the Emirates Stadium, home ground of Arsenal, on 2 April 2008. The match will kick off at 19:45 GMT.
  2. The match is going to be first of the three-match spell between Arsenal and Liverpool in a week. On 5 April, Arsenal will take on Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in a high profile premier league showdown which will be followed by the second leg quarter final match of Champions League at the Anfield stadium on 8 April 2008.
  3. Arsenal vs Liverpool match will be live telecast on Sky Sports 2 television channel.
  4. BBC Radio Five Live will broadcast the live commentary of the match for the British football fans.
  5. This is going to be the first time Arsenal and Liverpool are going to face each other in a Champions League match.
  6. Arsenal forward Emmanuel Adebayor is expected to come back in the starting line up against Liverpool. Arsenal will get midfielder Abou Diaby for the match as his current suspension will not be counted in European football. The midfielder was shown red card during the match against Bolton Wanderers.
  7. Liverpool is likely to get midfielder Javier Mascherano available for the upcoming match after the player served one-match ban. Liverpool fans can feel happy that two key defenders Alvaro Arbeloa and Fabio Aurelio are going to be back in the squad against Arsenal.
  8. Arsenal and Liverpool are going to face each other for the 200th time in a major tournament.
  9. Liverpool won Champions League title for five times so far. The last time Liverpool became champion in the tournament was in 2005. Last year Liverpool was the runner up in the competition.
  10. Arsenal is yet to taste the Champions League title as they have not won any title in Champions League, appearance in the2005-2006 final being the highest success for Arsenal in Champions League till date.
  11. Liverpool and Arsenal have faced each other once so far this season which ended up with a 1-1 draw at Anfield stadium. Now, they are going to meet in three consecutive matches.
  12. Both the clubs met each other in four occasions last season with Arsenal winning three at the Emirates Stadiums and Liverpool won the other at Anfield stadium.
  13. Arsenal defeated defending champion AC Milan in the first qualifying round to win the ticket of quarter final in Champions League.
  14. Liverpool saw off Inter Milan on their way to the quarter final.
  15. Neither Arsenal not Liverpool can take inspiration from their previous performance against an English club in Champions League. Four years ago Arsenal was defeated by Chelsea 2-1, the only match Arsenal played against an English club in Champions league so far. Liverpool could not win any of the club’s last six Champions League encounter against an English opponent.
  16. Both Arsenal and Liverpool have been crushed out of FA Cup and Carling cup this season. As they are currently a bit away from the premier league title race, their hope of winning silverware revolve around Champions League.
  17. Arsenal is now in a run of 18 consecutive home victories in Champions League, fourth highest in the history of the competition. Liverpool is now in a five-match winning streak, jointly seventh longest in the history of the tournament.
  18. Bacary Sagna played longest time on the field for Arsenal in Champions league this season and no Arsenal players could take part in all of the Champions League matches this season.
  19. Liverpool reached the final of Champions league twice in last three seasons.
  20. Arsenal won only two out of their last seven matches in all competition with four draws and a defeat.
  21. Liverpool, on the other hand, won six out of their last seven fixtures in all competition with the solitary defeat to Manchester United.
  22. If you take into account their last 10 head-to-head performances, Arsenal seems to be favorite in the match with Arsenal winning in six occasions and Liverpool winning thrice and another match being drawn.
  23. There are number of key players in both sides who might miss the second leg match if they are shown yellow card in the upcoming match. The players are Gael Clichy, Denilson, Emmanuel Adebayor, Aleksandr Hleb for Arsenal, and Emmanuel Eboue and Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Fabio Aurelio for Liverpool.
  24. Fernando Torres is the highest goal scorer for Liverpool this season, while Emmanuel Adebayor is the leading goal scorer for Arsenal so far this season.
  25. Ahead of the crucial match, Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fàbregas is now dreaming of a Champions League final with Arsenal.

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