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REDS V FRANCE: THE LAST FIVE Jimmy Rice 15 August 2007

As Rafa's boys prepare to face Toulouse this afternoon, looks back on our last five meetings with French opposition.

Liverpool 3-0 Bordeaux Champions League group stage - 2006/07 Rafa's side qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League after two goals from Luis Garcia and a first of the season for Steven Gerrard. The game's other flashpoint came when midfielder Fernando Menegazzo was sent off for a headbutt on John Arne Riise midway through the second half. Earlier in the group stages, Liverpool secured a 1-0 victory in France thanks to a Peter Crouch header. Monaco 1-0 Liverpool Champions League group stage - 2004/5 If things had been different and Liverpool had won this game, who knows, that memorable night in Istanbul may never have been. Defeat in France meant the Reds needed Steven Gerrard's 30-yard scorcher against Olympiacos to progress; and there undoubtedly began the momentum that pushed the club to its fifth European Cup. None of this was any consolation to the 2,500 travelling Scousers who watched their luckless team in Europe's gambling capital, mind. Every last one of them saw Javier Pedro Saviola blatantly handball before scoring the only goal of a dire game. Referee Claus Bo Larson didn't and so helped Didier Deschamps avenge his side's 2-0 defeat at Anfield earlier in the round. Liverpool 2-3 Marseille (agg) UEFA Cup quarter-final - 2003/4 Gerard Houllier's side arrived in France on the back of a disappointing first leg which ended 1-1 thanks to goals from Milan Baros and Didier Drogba. Things started well enough when Emile Heskey fired Liverpool into a 14 minute lead, but it all went pear-shaped when Igor Biscan was wrongly adjudged to have felled Steve Marlett inside the box. The Croatian was sent off and Drogba slotted home from the spot. Abdoulaye Meite headed home the winner on 57 minutes to end Liverpool's dream of a record-equalling fourth UEFA Cup. Liverpool 3-0 Auxerre (agg) UEFA Cup fourth round - 2002/3 Liverpool embarked on this fixture having never beaten a French team in their own back yard. That all changed when captain Sami Hyypia beat Fabien Cool with an ice-cold finish to give the Reds a 1-0 advantage going into the second leg. Goals from Danny Murphy and Michael Owen back at Anfield secured a quarter-final turned Battle of Britain against Celtic. Oh, and there was the small matter of little Michael equalling Ian Rush's club record of 20 goals in Europe. Liverpool 2-3 Strasbourg (agg) UEFA Cup second round - 1997/8 A 2-0 derby defeat at Goodison was hardly ideal preparation for Roy Evans's side going into the first leg away from home. Things soon went from bad to worse when two goals from David Zitelli and one from Conteh sent them crashing to a 3-0 defeat. A crowd of 32,000 arrived at Anfield two weeks later more in hope than expectation. After 63 goalless minutes Robbie Fowler converted a penalty but the Reds failed to push on. A late goal from Karl-Heinze Riedle set up a dramatic finale but it wasn't to be. Brian Little's Aston Villa were left as the only English representative in the competition.



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