UEFA cup semi-finals

Liverpool (0) 1 - Barcelona (0) 0
Barcelona were unable to score one goal in 180 minutes of football against an orderly Liverpool defence, and ended up being knocked out of the competition by a single penalty in the first half of this match. The turning point of the game came after Kluivert handled the ball in the area just before half time, McAllister converting the resulting penalty kick. Despite spending almost the whole of the second half in Liverpool's half of the pitch Barça didn't get one decent shot at goal, and they went home empty handed.

Kaiserslauten (1) 1 - Alavés (5) 4
Football is a funny game sometimes. While high scoring Barcelona couldn't score once in two legs, last year's one nil specialists Alavés put nine goals past one of the best teams in Germany. They were only troubled for the first few minutes of this game when Djorkaeff scored early on, but after Iván Alonso equalised Kaiserslauten's challenge was over. Two second half goals by substitute Vucko and another by Raúl Gañan completed the best night in their history, and they return to Germany in four weeks time to play Liverpool in the final at Dortmund. (19.04.01)

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