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  • Date:08 Nov 2012
  • Kick-off:17:00
  • Venue:KHAZAR STADUIM
    Goal!

    Live Commentary

    90mins

    They are knocking it around to no effect, Shelvey crosses towards Coates but he can't get there.

    90mins

    Anzhi must have all their men except Eto'o behind the ball now as Liverpool try one last attack.

    90mins

    Anzhi sub. Carcela off for Lahiyalov.

    90mins

    Anzhi are still looking for a second goal. Liverpool are stuck in their own box.

    90mins

    Smolov energetically runs at the Liverpool defence, tries a shot, blocked and then acrobatically kicks it back across goal.

    90mins

    Three minutes added time.

    89mins

    Flanagan passes to Henderson whose shot is poor and over the bar again. Liverpool have not brought their shooting boots to Moscow.

    87mins

    The ball is touched to Shelvey who can't direct his effort anywhere near the goal.

    87mins

    Liverpool free kick. One last roll of the dice. Shelvey stands over the ball.

    86mins

    Zhirkov cuts in from the left and drills a low shot at Jones.

    85mins

    Anzhi are settling to soaking up the Liverpool pressure and hoofing it long to Eto'o in the hope of catching Liverpool on the break.

    85mins

    A poor headed clearance by Samba gives Pacheco the chance to do something but he is soon hassled off the ball.

    84mins

    Shlevey gets back and blocks Jucilei's shot. Well played.

    83mins

    They take it short and Suso plays it into the box but it is headed away and Anzhi break.

    82mins

    Nine men behind the ball for Anzhi now. But Liverpool win a corner after some hard work.

    80mins

    Liverpool enjoy some rare possession around the Anzhi box, but they can't break into the area and Henderson lets a frustrated shot off from 20 yards out, which flies high and wide. Sums their game up.

    79mins

    Anzhi have created some decent chances in the second half but have converted none, fortunately for Liverpool.

    79mins

    Assaidi gives the ball away cheaply and Traore gets the better of the Liverpool defence to go one on one with Jones. He puts his shot wide of the goal though.

    77mins

    On his 31st birthday, Cole will be frustrated that he didn't make more of an impact for Liverpool. But it has been a frustrating evening all round for them thus far.

    76mins

    Liverpool sub. Cole off, Assaidi on.

    76mins

    Suso's snap shot forces a save from Gabulov, the rebound falls to Cole whose close range shot is right at the keeper.

    76mins

    Traore goes close again, a left wing cross finds him in a good position but his header is right at Jones who saves well.

    75mins

    Eto'o and Suso are enjoying a running battle now. The former Inter and Barcelona man runs with the ball away from the Anzhi goal but he is dogged by the young Spaniard the whole way.

    74mins

    Liverpool are unable to get near the Anzhi box. Pacheco takes his frustration out on Logashov, Anzhi free kick.

    73mins

    Boussoufa runs at the Liverpool defence but his lazy pass is cut out by Carragher.

    71mins

    Eto'o's attempted through ball for Traore is too wide and the Ivorian can't get to the ball.

    70mins

    Liverpool win a free kick mid way in their own half after Eto'o fouls Suso.

    68mins

    Suso picks up the ball on the right and cuts in, running nearly all the way to the edge of the Anzhi box before his pass is intercepted. He could provide danger for Liverpool.

    67mins

    Suso and Pacheco on for Liverpool. Coady and Morgan off.

    66mins

    Liverpool are camped in their own half again and defending in numbers. The outlets, Cole and Morgan have little to work with. Struggling for ideas.

    65mins

    Carcela looks for room on the edge of the box before playing in Logashov whose cross cum shot finds no one. Another chance for Anzhi.

    64mins

    At times there is no pace, desire or ambition shown from either side here. Anzhi the more dangerous in attack and Liverpool must really step it up of they are to salvage something.

    62mins

    An hour gone and Liverpool are struggling to get going in this second period. Anzhi will be happy with how things are going.

    60mins

    Traore makes room for himself and lines up a low shot from 25 yards out but it flies wide. Good try but should have done a lot better.

    59mins

    Traore receives the ball on the right of the box and lays it off to Carcela, but he is unable to get a shot away.

    58mins

    Eto'o bends a right footed shot from outside the area but Jones is equal to it and dives to save easily.

    58mins

    Sustained spells of Liverpool possession are leading to nothing. They are camped in their own half.

    55mins

    Anzhi have a lot of men behind the ball making it hard for Liverpool to break them down and find room.

    54mins

    The ball breaks to Morgan in the box after good work between Wisdom, Flanagan and Coady, but he is crowded out and can't get a shot away.

    53mins

    Scrappy play from Liverpool as they try to push up the field, they can't really string any passes of note together because of Anzhi's willingness to chase and pressure the ball.

    53mins

    Downing works in Cole down the left who plays to Morgan, but the young striker's shot hits the side netting from a tight angle.

    52mins

    Liverpool grab possession and aim to make the most of it, having seen very little of the ball during the opening five minutes of the half.

    49mins

    Anzhi are giving Liverpool no time on the ball, trying to push them into making mistakes.

    49mins

    Anzhi look for an early second but Traore is unable to get any kind of power on his shot after good work on the right wing.

    47mins

    Cole and Samba go for a header. Samba wins the ball without jumping.

    46mins

    Anzhi get the second half underway in Moscow. They lead Liverpool 1-0 as it stands.

    45mins

    One minute of added time to be played.

    44mins

    Into the final throes of the first half. Wisdom's cross from the right flies across the six yard box calling for a touch but no one can reach it.

    43mins

    Downing puts the ball into the crowded box and Cole stoops to try and redirect the ball goalward with a clever header, but it is wide. No danger.

    43mins

    Free kick to Liverpool after Cole is felled again.

    41mins

    Shelvey's cross from the left finds Henderson. There is no power on his header though and Gabulov takes with ease.

    40mins

    Samba and Cole again collide, with Cole ending up on the floor again. Bit of an unfair match-up really.

    38mins

    Coady's high direct ball into the box nearly picks out Flanagan, but the goalkeeper comes to claim. Nice attempt from Liverpool.

    37mins

    Anzhi have picked up, as have the home crowd, and they are pouring forward with purpose, asking questions of the Liverpool defence.

    36mins

    That was undoubtedly the clear cut chance of the match so far, and Jones was more than equal to it.

    36mins

    A great save by Jones denies Eto'o whose powerful shot from outside the box looked destined for the top corner.

    34mins

    Even when Anzhi try to shoot, mainly from outside the box, they are not having much luck getting their shots off because of the amount of defenders throwing limbs in the way.

    32mins

    Zhirkov tries to create something down the left, but Liverpool are staying tight, pressing, and allowing the hosts no time to settle.

    31mins

    Odil Ahmedov replaces Mehdi Carcela for Anzhi.

    30mins

    Traore has a chance in the box but he is crowded out by numerous defenders and can't get his chance off. Traore has disappointed so far.

    29mins

    The free kick drifts in to the box but Tagirbekov can't get close to it.

    29mins

    Boussoufa wins a free kick after Carragher nudges him in the back and knocks him to the floor.

    29mins

    Shelvey, down the left, tries to play a low pass cum shot across the box, but he botches it and the goalkeeper clears the danger.

    28mins

    Approaching the half hour mark and thankfully things are warming up a little bit in Moscow.

    27mins

    Joe Cole lines up a shot on the edge of the box but swings at pure air instead, Jucilei nicks the ball off his foot. Nicely done.

    25mins

    Logashov breaks into the Liverpool box dangerously from the right wing but good tracking back from Downing nicks the ball and they escape with the ball. Composed defending.

    24mins

    Morgan again tries to turn his man, halfway into the Anzhi half, but it doesn't come off. Nice try though. Impressive start from the youngster.

    24mins

    Let's hope Liverpool's confidence is pricked by that chance and they get at Anzhi a bit more.

    23mins

    Great play from Morgan, who turns his man on the right and plays in Henderson who instead of shooting passes across goal to a defender. Waste of a chance!

    22mins

    Liverpool have picked up the tempo a bit now. Shelvey, Cole and Morgan in particular are making strides.

    21mins

    Downing's cross from the left is cut out with no effort. Very poor try.

    19mins

    Morgan tries to play in Cole who is flattened by Samba. But he gets up again with no complaint.

    19mins

    Eto'o is sitting deeper, with Traore occupying Anzhi's main attacking berth. It would make more sense for the predatory Eto'o to play further up against Liverpool's youngsters, wouldn't it?

    18mins

    This game is still waiting to get going. No particular urgency from either side, it is being played at an almost pedestrian pace.

    16mins

    Traore has the ball in the corner but can't negotiate an escape route, goal kick to Liverpool.

    15mins

    Zhirkov stays down clutching his head sheepishly. But it looks like he slipped down and wasn't fouled.

    14mins

    Zhirkov goes down as he breaks towards the box but nothing is given. Strong defending by Wisdom and Liverpool come away.

    14mins

    Liverpool are struggling to get their foot on the ball and keep possession, giving the ball away cheaply every time.

    12mins

    Downing and Cole and eager to help out Morgan and pour forward whenever they get the chance.

    11mins

    Anzhi are patient in their build-up play. Happy to pass the ball around.

    9mins

    As if to prove that point a Downing cross from the left drifts all the way across to Flanagan on the right, who hits it back into the box. Both times there is no one there to finish the job.

    9mins

    Anzhi are growing into this game and looking dangerous, while Liverpool, for all their possession, look a bit short in attack so far.

    8mins

    A through ball for Traore nearly catches the inexperienced Liverpool defence out again but Jones is quick to claim. Bit of a let off there.

    6mins

    Eto'o looks to play Traore in early, and it nearly comes off, but the pass is overhit.

    5mins

    Zhirkov breaks down the left for Anzhi but he shoots tamely at Jones instead of looking for a pass. Wrong choice.

    5mins

    A long ball forward in search of Morgan goes out of play for a throw-in.

    3mins

    Eto'o is dispossessed in midfield by Joe Cole, who is looking full of beans so far.

    2mins

    Downing and Cole attempt to link up play but goalkeeper Gabulov collects easily.

    1mins

    Liverpool are feeling their way into the game, knocking the ball about the defence and midfield.

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