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Early goal the key for Benítez

Published: Friday 19 March 2010, 0.35CET
Liverpool FC manager Rafael Benítez said "everybody is happy" after his side's 3-0 win against LOSC Lille Métropole overturned a 1-0 UEFA Europa League round of 16 first-leg deficit. "It was a difficult game because they are a good team but the atmosphere was fantastic and everybody is happy now," he said. "We knew they had to push from the beginning and if we did not score an early goal they could carry on with some hope, so this goal gave us some time and some confidence too. You could see they were working very hard today so it was really good. [Lille] were dangerous and have some good players with ability and pace. We needed to score the third goal just in case and it was a bit of a relief."
Published: Friday 19 March 2010, 0.35CET

Early goal the key for Benítez

Liverpool FC manager Rafael Benítez said "everybody is happy" after his side's 3-0 win against LOSC Lille Métropole overturned a 1-0 UEFA Europa League round of 16 first-leg deficit. "It was a difficult game because they are a good team but the atmosphere was fantastic and everybody is happy now," he said. "We knew they had to push from the beginning and if we did not score an early goal they could carry on with some hope, so this goal gave us some time and some confidence too. You could see they were working very hard today so it was really good. [Lille] were dangerous and have some good players with ability and pace. We needed to score the third goal just in case and it was a bit of a relief."
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