Chelsea defeat Liverpool to enter Champions League semi-finals

April 9th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI  

Chelsea 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)

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