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RAPIDHAMMER: Perfect Result

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Perfect Result

SK Rapid Vienna 1 Liverpool FC O
"The atmosphere was cracking ..." (Liverpool FC homepage - live ticker)

Rapid beat Liverpool thanks to a goal from German skipper Steffen Hofmann (free kick) in a sold-out Ernst Happel-Stadium in Vienna. Two goals from Rapid and one from Liverpool were ruled out because of off-side.
It was a nice warm evening and a worthy celebration of Rapid's 110th anniversary.
Ex-Hammers Yossi Benayoun and Javier Mascherano played for Liverpool in the second half.
Liverpool-captain Steven Gerrard played the first half (and tackled Rapid's Hannes Eder despite having lost his left shoe / picture).

Match reports: -> "Rapid siegt im Duell der Rekordmeister" (ORF)
-> "Reds slump to Vienna defeat" (Liverpool FC Homepage)
-> Sporting Life
-> SK Rapid Homepage

Rapid Vienna: Payer (56./Hedl) - Dober (64./Thonhofer), Eder, Patocka (46./Jovanovic), Katzer - Hofmann (77./Kulovits), Heikkinen (78./Kavlak), Pehlivan (61./Trimmel), Drazan (89./Schrammel) - Jelavic (56./Maierhofer), Hoffer (56./Konrad)
Liverpool first half: Cavalieri - Degen, Carragher, Ayala, Insua - Gerrard, Plessis, Babel - El Zhar, Nemeth, Voronin
2nd half: Gulacsi (77./Martin) - Degen (64./Kelly), Agger, San Jose, Insua (64./Mascherano) - Kuyt, Leiva, Spearing, Benayoun - Pacheco, N'Gog
Goal: Steffen Hofmann (58)

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