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Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool
Thursday, 31 August 2006



The Community Shield

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea take on Rafa Benitez's Liverpool in the 84th contest for the Shield, at the Millennium Stadium

Boudewijn Zenden (l) and Peter Crouch (r) celebrate with goal-scorer John Arne Riise

Liverpool take the lead on nine minutes as John Arne Riise collects the ball in the Reds' box and runs 60 yards to score

Michael Ballack trudges off the pitch

Chelsea new boy Michael Ballack starts, but limps off after 26 minutes with a hip problem - Salomon Kalou replaces him

Shevchenko fires home as Steve Finnan looks on

Andriy Shevchecko enjoys a more auspicious competitive debut, scoring just before half-time to make it 1-1

Mom Sissoko evades a challenge from Arjen Robben

Of all the stars on the pitch, Liverpool's Momo Sissoko puts in a man of the match performance in the middle of the park

Peter Crouch heads home past John Terry

Peter Crouch latches on to to Craig Bellamy's cross to break the deadlock 10 minutes from time

Frank Lampard and John Terry

Chelsea's stars rue the defeat, but are the bookies' favourite to retain the Premiership trophy in the upcoming season

Match captain Jamie Carragher holds the Community Shield aloft with club captain Steven Gerrard

Liverpool's victorious captains celebrate winning the Shield for the tenth time in 21 appearances in the final



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