Anfield magpie brings Liverpool one for sorrow against Atletico Madrid

Posted by - April 30, 2010 - Europa League, Football videos, Liverpool

Bird brings bad luck

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.

Video via 101GG