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Reina defiant despite defeat

Published: Thursday 22 April 2010, 23.31CET
Pepe Reina insists Liverpool FC's hopes of reaching the UEFA Europa League final remain intact despite their 1-0 semi-final first-leg defeat at Club Atlético de Madrid. Diego Forlán scored the only goal in the Spanish capital, leaving the Reds needing to overturn a deficit at Anfield next week. "It's not the best result," said Reina. "[But] it's only half-time and there are still 90 minutes to play. It is going to be difficult, but if there is any team that can do it with the supporters behind them, it is Liverpool. There is no doubt about that."
Published: Thursday 22 April 2010, 23.31CET

Reina defiant despite defeat

Pepe Reina insists Liverpool FC's hopes of reaching the UEFA Europa League final remain intact despite their 1-0 semi-final first-leg defeat at Club Atlético de Madrid. Diego Forlán scored the only goal in the Spanish capital, leaving the Reds needing to overturn a deficit at Anfield next week. "It's not the best result," said Reina. "[But] it's only half-time and there are still 90 minutes to play. It is going to be difficult, but if there is any team that can do it with the supporters behind them, it is Liverpool. There is no doubt about that."
Last updated: 22/04/10 23.37CET

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