Late penalty saves Liverpool against Atletico

Match Summary

Steven Gerrard converted a 95th minute penalty to deny Atletico Madrid a win at Anfield after the Spaniards had lead through Maxi Rodriguez’s first half goal.

Having earlier been denied a penalty on two occasions earlier, the linesman awarded one after Gerrard appeared to have been fouled. He took the spot kick well to share the points and keep both sides level on 8 points.

With Marseille having beat PSV on the same night, Liverpool require just a point from their next two group matches – at home to Marseille and at PSV – in order to progress to the knockout stages.


Media Reports [All media reports and video here]

  • BBC Sport: Gerrard penalty rescues Liverpool
  • Sky Sports: Reds snatch late draw
  • Setanta: Gerrard spot-kick salvages Reds draw
  • The Guardian
  • The Telegraph
  • Independent: Fortune Favours Liverpool
  • The Times: Gerrard strike spares Liverpool red faces
  • Liverpool FC .tv
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    Liverpool: Reina, Arbeloa, Carragher, Agger, Aurelio, Mascherano (Leiva Lucas 77), Alonso, Kuyt, Gerrard, Riera (Babel 61), Keane (Ngog 71).
    Subs Not Used: Cavalieri, Dossena, Benayoun, Degen.
    Goals: Gerrard 90 pen.

    Atletico Madrid: Franco, Antonio Lopez, Perea, Heitinga, Pernia, Raul Garcia, Paulo Assuncao, Maniche, Maxi, Forlan (Aguero 71), Simao (Luis Garcia 90).
    Subs Not Used: Coupet, Sinama Pongolle, Banega, Pablo, Camacho.
    Booked: Maniche, Perea, Heitinga, Pernia, Aguero.
    Goals: Maxi 37.

    Attendance: 42,010
    Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden)
    Weather: Mild, dry

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