Liverpool send Inter crashing
Liverpool has won 1-0 at the San Siro to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals 3-0 on aggregate.sports Updated: Mar 12, 2008 16:19 IST
Inter Milan's ill discipline cost them again as Liverpool has won 1-0 at the San Siro to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals 3-0 on aggregate.
Nicolas Burdisso was sent off just five minutes into the second half of the second round yesterday, second leg tie - just as Marco Materazzi saw red in the first half of the first leg - to scupper the Italian champions' hopes of reaching the next round.
It means that for the first time four English clubs have reached the last eight of Europe's premier competition - with Barcelona, AS Roma, Shalke 04 and Fenerbahce making up the numbers alongside Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.
It was also the second time in a week that an English club had won on the San Siro pitch, following Arsenal's 2-0 success over AC Milan seven days earlier.
"I think that shows the quality of the Premier League," opined Liverpool's Spanish coach Rafa Benitez.
Spanish international Fernando Torres scored the only goal of the game on 64 minutes with a clinical turn and finish from just inside the box.
"I don't think anyone will want to play us in the last eight," said Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard, who saluted Torres.
"We're lucky to have Fernando - he only needs one chance," Gerrard told Sky Sports, while adding that Benitez's men deserved their win.