Liverpool Defeats AC Milan 2-1 to Win the UEFA Champions League in EA SPORTS UEFA Champions League 2006-2007 Videogame Simulation
Liverpool FC returned to the top of European soccer with a 2-1 UEFA Champions League Final victory over AC Milan at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, according to an EA SPORTS UEFA Champions League 2006-2007 videogame simulation of the championship match.
The Redís took a 2-0 lead early in the second half, then survived a wild comeback attempt by Milan to capture their sixth title and second in three years. Liverpool also defeated AC Milan in a dramatic and memorable penalty kick shoot-out to capture the trophy in 2005. Barcelona was victorious in 2006.
Midfielder Xabi Alonso scored the winner in the 56th minute from inside the six-yard box. The ball was chipped into Alonso, who took it down, turned and made no mistake, striking home the match-winner past Milan goalkeeper Dida. Central midfielder Steven Gerrard had given Liverpool the lead five minutes from halftime. Left unmarked near the left corner of the penalty box, Gerrard fired a cracker past Dida into the top right corner of the goal to swing momentum into the Redís favor.
Down 2-0, Milan mounted a frantic comeback over the games final third, finally getting one past Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina when Kaka was pulled down in the area and Milan was awarded a penalty kick. Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo buried the PK in the top right corner to cut the margin to one, setting the stage for a frantic final 10 minutes.
Milan fired eight shots at the Liverpool goal, forcing Reina to make four saves, most coming with time running out and the outcome in doubt.
In the early stages of the game, Pirlo was tackled by Liverpoolís John Arne Riise just outside the box but Pirlo misfired on the direct free kick and a glorious chance for the early lead
It was the ninth trip to the European Cup final for Milan, who last won the trophy in 2003 with a penalty kicks victory over Juventus.
Liverpool had two shots on goal in the win.
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