Chelsea have taken pole position to make the last four of the UEFA Champions League after claiming a 3-1 victory against Liverpool on Wednesday.
Liverpool enjoyed a dream start when star striker Fernando Torres gave the hosts the lead with just six minutes gone.
But what began like a typical Anfield fairytale soon turned into a total nightmare when an unlikely brace from Branislav Ivanovic and a second-half Didier Drogba strike put the Reds' Rome hopes in dire straits.
The one blip on the night for Guus Hiddink was a yellow card for captain John Terry, who will now miss the return leg next Tuesday, otherwise it was a near-perfect result for the team in Blue.
A mammoth task awaits Reds boss Rafael Benitez after a miserable night for Kopites around the globe, but the first-leg of this now-becoming annual fixture will most definitely be remembered as one for the purists.