With the goals of Maxi Rodriguez and Martin Kelly, Liverpool was in the space of just five minutes won at Stamford Bridge against a Andre Villas-Boas team with 2-0, and placed theme selfs in the Carling Cup semi-final. The first half ended with no goals although the visitors had the opportunity to lead from the penalty in the 23rd minute of the game.
Andy Carroll was a penalty performer for “Reds,” but it took a very flimsy, so Chelsea’s reserve goalkeeper, Ross Turnbull, wasnt have a problem to defend the ball that went in the middle of the door.
In second half Liverpool continued to play concrete, which led them to 1-0 in the 59 minute of the game. Welshman Craig Bellamy has passed on the right side of Liverpool’s attack and sent a sharp ball to the ground floor a second goal posts where Maxi Rodriguez sent it into the net for 1-0. To 2-0 just five minutes later, Kelly raised with the head after perfectly executed free kick from the left side .It was also the final result of this quarter-final match. Mention that both teams performed with a couple of key players on the court.
Highlights: Chelsea – Liverpool 0-2 (Maxi Rodriguez 59, Kelly 64)