Liverpool booked a place in the European Champions League Final in Athens on Tuesday with a 4-1 penalty shootout win over Chelsea at Anfield.
Chelsea won the first match of the home-and-home semifinal, 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool won the second leg, 1-0, on Daniel Agger's goal, but the match went into OT because both teams had one goal and there were no road goals scored in the two matches.
No goals were scored in 30 minutes of OT, so they went to a penalty shootout. Pepe Reina (pictured wearing the yellow jersey) saved two critical Chelsea shots, and Dirk Kuyt put away the game winner to send Liverpool to Athens, where the championship final will be held. They will face either AC Milan or Manchester United. Those two teams will play on Wednesday in Milan, and Man U won the first match, 3-2. For more on Tuesday's Liverpool win:
I'm pulling for AC Milan, for two reasons. Liverpool beat them two years ago to win the trophy in that memorable final when Liverpool came from losing 3-0 at halftime to win it. (I do love teams that come from 0-3 down to win!) And I simply can't root for Man U, as a few years back they signed a cross merchandising deal with the Yankees.
Anyone who gets into bed with the Evil Empire will never have my support. Ever.
Go AC Milan!
But more importantly: Go Liverpool!!!