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Last Updated: Wednesday, 25 April 2007, 16:50 GMT 17:50 UK
Champions League photos

Respect is paid to Alan Ball

The players pause before the Champions League semi-final first leg to remember England World Cup winner Alan Ball

Frank Lampard holds off Liverpool's Craig Bellamy

Frank Lampard holds off Liverpool's Craig Bellamy during a lively opening spell at Stamford Bridge

Ashley Cole is tackled by Steven Gerrard

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard tackles his England colleague Ashley Cole as Chelsea begin to dominate

Joe Cole scores

Chelsea go ahead in the 29th minute when Joe Cole scores after good work on the right by Didier Drogba

Joe Cole celebrates his goal

Cole's goal is Chelsea's first against Liverpool in European competition and is a vital breakthrough for the Blues

John Arne Riise takes on Chelsea full-back Paulo Ferreira

John Arne Riise takes on Chelsea full-back Paulo Ferreira as Liverpool go in search of an away goal

Steven Gerrard

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech produces a brilliant save to deny Gerrard early in the second half

Jose Mourinho

Boss Jose Mourinho and the rest of the Chelsea bench look on anxiously as their side are put under pressure

Jose Mourinho gives instructions to Didier Drogba

Drogba goes down and Mourinho uses the break in play to pass on some instructions to the striker

Chelsea keeper Petr Cech denies Peter Crouch

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez sends on Peter Crouch in an attempt to cause Chelsea problems in the air

John Terry goes close

But Liverpool are unable to find an equaliser and John Terry goes close for Chelsea with a late header

Joe Cole is substituted

Cole is given a standing ovation when he is substituted near the end - his goal could prove to be crucial

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