1-0 -- Markus Babbel heads in
a McAllister cross in the 4th minute.
2-0 -- Steven Gerrard makes
it two, just after the quarter hour, with a first time low drive under Herrera. Great
through ball from Michael Owen.
2-1 -- Iván Alonso, on the
pitch for only 4 minutes -- replacing Dan Eggen -- brings the Spaniards back into the game
in the 27th minute; beating Babbel in the air to head Contra's cross past Westerveld.
3-1 -- Michael Owen gets a
penality 5 minutes before half-time, when Herrara claws the young centre-forward down as
he's running into the area. McAllister slots it home.
Alavés bring on another forward player, at
the start of the second-half, to make it four attacking players trying to get the scores
3-2 -- Within 3 minutes the
attacking style pays off -- Javi Moreno, the scorer; heading home Contra's cross.
3-3 -- Javi Moreno, scores
again a few minutes later -- a grass cutting free-kick has Westerverfeld flat-footed and
somewhat shocked that Heskey jumped...... to let the ball under him and through the wall.
Six goals and still half an hour to go.
Double substitution in the 65th minute.....
Emile Heskey makes way for Robbie Fowler and the Spaniards take off double goal-scorer
Moreno to shore up the midfield.
4-3 -- The positive tactical
substitution pays off for Liverpool as Robbie Fowler puts the Reds in front once more....
in the 73rd minute.
With a little over ten minutes to go, Patrik
Berger replaces Michael Owen.
With three minutes of official time remaining
the Liverpool fans ring out a chorus of "You'll Never Walk Alone."
4-4 -- A minute later Jordi
Cruff levels the scores to the delight of his legendary father sitting in the stands.
Three minutes added on to an excellent UEFA
The first yellow card for Liverpool goes to
Markus Babbel -- the first goalscorer -- in the 106th minute.
Antonio Karmona, the Alaves captain, gets his
second yellow card and leaves the field with four minutes of extra-time remaining.
From the free-kick, taken by Gary McAllister, Liverppol
win the UEFA Cup thanks to an own goal -- beautiful header.
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