Monday, April 13, 2009

13 April 2005 - Apparently, Not All Brazilian Footballers Have Cool Names

On 13 April 2005, PSV Eindhoven beat Lyon 4-2 on penalties after drawing 1-1 through extra time in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals at Philips Stadion in Eindhoven.

The teams had drawn 1-1 in the first leg on 5 April 2005 at Lyon's Stade de Gerland, but PSV's away-goal advantage was quickly nullifed when Lyon's French forward Sylvain Wiltord scored in the 10th minute of the second leg. Brazilian center back Alex then equalized for PSV in the 50th minute. The teams failed to score in extra time, forcing the game to be decided by penalty kicks.

Through four kicks, PSV led 3-2. The deciding kick thus fell to PSV's Brazilian substitute Robert (above), who converted cleanly, putting PSV through to the semifinals, where they drew 3-3 with AC Milan. It was Milan who advanced, however, with the away-goal advantage. In the final, Milan lost to Liverpool, 2-3 on penalties after drawing 3-3 through extra time.

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