Int'l Football: Liverpool beats Kaunas 3 - 1
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
The Reds were a goal down through Giedrius Barevicius who scored a close range shot aganist José Reina. Within minutes, Liverpool were back in the game with a Steven Gerrard effort, headed by Crouch and finished off by Cisse. Liverpool soon found their scoring touch through a corner converted into a goal by Jamie Carragher. It was his first in around 6 years.
The start of the second half saw captain Steven Gerrard fouled in the box and awarded a penalty. He took full advantage of the opportunity and converted it into a goal which saw Liverpool, with three goals up, looking likely for the win.
The game also marked the competitive debut of Peter Crouch who signed with Liverpool for around £7 million. Mohamed Sissoko, a former Valencia star, marked his competitive debut for Liverpool with much impact.
The game ended 3 - 1. With 3 straight away goals, it looks like Liverpool have a great chance of winning this leg.
The second leg is at Anfield on Tuesday, 2 August 2005.
FBK Kaunas: Kurskis, Zelmikas, Pacevicius, Kancelskis, Manchkhava, Barevicius, Rimkevicius, Klimek, Baguzis, Poderis, Tamosauskas. Subs: Kilijonas, Beniusis, Maciulis, Papeckys, Kunevicius, Kijanskas, Vadim Petrenko.
Liverpool: Reina, Josemi, Carragher, Hyypia, Riise, Potter, Gerrard, Alonso, Zenden, Cisse, Crouch. Subs: Dudek, Luis Garcia, Hamann, Morientes, Sissoko, Warnock, Medjani.
Referee: Knud Fisker (Denmark).
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