Liverpool driven by Benayoun gets goals from Kuyt, Lucas, and a brace from El Nino to put them ahead. Benfica pays a price for their high line as Torres destroys them with his pace and finish. Oscar Cardoso embellishes his free taking prowess for Benfica’s only goal.
Liverpool with a 5-3 aggregate will meet Torres’s old club Atletico Madrid in the first semi-final.
A note: A lot of the frothing over Rafa Benitez seems to have dried up. He has acknowledged making big mistakes over the years which for a man who is commonly accused of being an aloof and expedient personality, is nothing short of a confessional.