Chelsea defeat Liverpool to enter Champions League semi-finalsApril 9th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.9 (ANI): Chelsea FC propelled itself into the semi-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday, thanks to a stunning double strike by Branislav Ivanovic.
Chelsea defeated Liverpool FC by three goals to one.
The Sun quoted Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink as saying: “That even amazed me.”
Serbian defender Ivanovic bagged two headed goals - his first for the club - and Didier Drogba added a third after Fernando Torres had shot Liverpool ahead.
Hiddink said: “It was well deserved but a real surprise to be honest, especially after starting sloppily.
“Some players were asleep early on. But their reaction is a compliment to the team as a whole,” he added.
Dejected Kop boss Rafa Benitez said: “We got the first goal and were doing well. But we weren’t in control after that and they scored from a corner when we could have done better.” (ANI)