Anfield magpie brings Liverpool one for sorrow against Atletico Madrid
They reckon a single magpie brings sorrow, but it was the one away goal from Diego Forlan that caused most tears at Anfield last night as Liverpool missed out on a place in the Europa League final.
The Reds had a black-and-white visitor on the pitch which seemed unable to fly away – although it was still more effective on the wing than Nabil El Zhar.
Highlights after the jump.
Liverpool missed out on the chance to set-up an all English final against Fulham as Atletico Madrid edged them out. A first-half goal from Alberto Aquiliani levelled the tie at 1-1 and eventually took the game to extra time.
A Yossi Benayoun strike put Liverpool in the driving seat early in extra time, but this was cancelled out three minutes later by a decisive away goal from ex-Manchester United striker Diego Forlan.
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