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Last Updated: Tuesday, 1 May 2007, 17:34 GMT 18:34 UK
Champions League photos

Crouch attempts to fashion an early chance

After missing the trip to Portsmouth, Peter Crouch returns to Liverpool's starting line-up and looks for an early breakthrough

England colleagues Gerrard and Lampard contest possession

Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard do battle in the middle of the pitch as the Reds dominate the early possession

Pennant looks to beat Cole

On the right, Jermaine Pennant looks increasingly dangerous and causes Ashley Cole a number of problems

Agger makes the aggregate score 1-1

The pressure pays off in the 22nd minute when Gerrard's low free-kick is sweetly sidefooted home by Daniel Agger

Drogba prepares to shoot as Agger attempts to block his effort

With the scores level on aggregate, Chelsea almost regain the lead when Didier Drogba finds space but his shot is saved

John Arne Riise intervenes to prevent a Chelsea shot

John Obi Mikel finds himself in a good position but is denied by John Arne Riise as Chelsea end the half the stronger

Jamie Carragher and Steve Finnan are left in Kalou's wake

The Blues' momentum carries through to the second half with Salomon Kalou among those to threaten after the interval

Crouch sends a header goalwards

With almost an hour gone, Crouch outjumps Michael Essien to meet Pennant's cross but Petr Cech keeps out his header

Lampard upends Zenden

Boudewijn Zenden tries to fashion something for the hosts but fails as a tight game eventually goes to extra time

Kuyt rues his luck

Ten minutes in, Dirk Kuyt looks to have got the all-important goal but is given offside after Cech parries Xavi Alonso's shot

Robben shows his disappointment

A goal proves elusive so penalties ensue: Zenden scores first for Liverpool while Arjen Robben sees his kick saved

Pepe Reina saves Geremi's penalty

The Reds continue to convert without error so when Geremi also fails to find the net, Chelsea look doomed

Kuyt places his kick beyond Cech's outstretched arm

The responsibility of finishing things goes to Kuyt and he duly finds the bottom corner as Liverpool win the shoot-out 4-1

The celebrations get under way at Anfield

The players and fans begin their celebrations as they contemplate a trip to another Champions League final

Mourinho and Terry show their disappointment

It is a sad moment, however, for Jose Mourinho and his team who miss out at the final hurdle again



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