2006-03-14

Thierry Henry defined match against Liverpool

Arsenal defeated Liverpool by 2-1, with two goals scored by Thierry Henry. It's important to say that Liverpool had a contrasting week to the Gunners. Last year's Champions League winners were knocked out of the competition by Benfica while Arsenal progressed thanks to a Thierry Henry goal in the first-leg of our clash against Real Madrid.

As we were saying, the London team built on the delight from Wednesday night by handing Liverpool their second defeat of the week. They had the better of the first half and opened the scoring midway through the opening half when Cesc Fabregas sent a beautiful ball down the left flank for Thierry Henry, whose shot curved around the keeper and into net.

The Gunners deserved the lead and took it into the second half. Liverpool came back into the game in the second thanks to a goal from Luis Garcia who capitalised after Jens Lehmann failed to hold onto a Steven Gerrard long-range shot. Liverpool were reduced to ten men soon after and so was Arsenal.

Steven Gerrard's made a terrible mistake when ho shot a backpass in the last ten minutes. The past was taken by Henry who rounded the keeper and shot the ball into the then unguarded net.