FULL TIME: Young Boys 3-5 Liverpool. What a match. Thanks for joining us!
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- Ojala (o.g.)4'
BSC Young Boys - Liverpool
Europa League - 21 September 2012
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Shelvey comes forward in search of a hat-trick but plays it back.
It’s been a good test of character for Liverpool, fighting back from 3-2 down.
There will be three added minutes. Time for a couple more goals?
Henderson disappointed to be penalised. Throw to Young Boys.
GOAL Liverpool! Young Boys back off the advancing Shelvey who fires is home. Surely all over now.
Could easily have been 4-4 as Frey mistimes a free header. What a chance!
Young Boys continue to press and Shelvey concedes a free kick.
That really was a comedy dive from Bobadilla and he was rightly booked.
A poor touch from Gonzalez prevents him from shooting in a good opportunity. Bobadilla is penalised for a dive in the box and gets booked, rightly so.
Borini booked for a foul on Ojala.
Bobadilla finds Farnerud and his side foot is well saved by Jones.
Young Boys sub: Frey on for Zverotic
Foul on Borini, free kick to Liverpool.
Half chance for Farnerud but Jones claims.
Liverpool sub: Sterling on for Downing.
GOAL Liverpool! A wonderful move sees Borini cross to Henderson who unselfishly finds Shelvey to fire home.
It’s been a pulsating encounter and you can’t discount more goals in the last 15 minutes.
TOTAL ATTEMPTS: Liverpool 11-8 Young Boys
Gonzalez crosses for Farnerud but Jones is out well to intercept.
Shelvey seeks out Borini but Young Boys clear the danger.
Run and shot from Suso but it’s over the bar.
Enrique wins a free kick for Liverpool.
Young Boys sub: Schneuwly on for Nuzzolo.
During that, Shelvey has come on for Assaidi.
GOAL Liverpool! And it looks like it’s gone straight in from the corner off Coates although Borini is claiming it.
Great run and a chance for Borini from a tight angle but it’s a good save from Wolfli.
So Zarate’s last touch was a goal as Young Boys now look to reshuffle and hold on to this lead.
Young Boys sub: Gonzalez on for Zarate.
It was a lovely finish from the Argentine who chipped it over the advancing Jones with his left foot.
GOAL Young Boys! It’s a fabulous finish from Gonzalo Zarate who lifts it over Jones from Bobadilla’s great pass.
Ojala stabs it behind for a corner under pressure from Borini.
Liverpool sub: Borini on for Pacheco.
Farnerud whips it in but Jones punches clear. Really lively half so far.
Nuzzolo wins a corner off Henderson.
Borini looks ready to come on for Liverpool.
Downing crosses in but nobody in the box.
Young Boys looking dangerous now and Liverpool need to tighten things up.
Enrique goes for goal from distance but it’s comfortable for Wolfli.
Bobadilla fires against Enrique and wins a corner. The crowd wanted a penalty.
Ojala has now scored at both ends. Game on here.
GOAL Young Boys! And it’s Ojala with a great header past Jones from Bobadilla’s cross.
Raimondi cross deflected out for a corner.
Zarate dallies too long on the ball and loses out. Downing crosses towards Henderson but he shoots wide.
A bit more of a buzz around the ground as the hosts begin the half on the front foot.
This time Zarate goes for goal but shoots wide.
Pacheco wins Liverpool a free kick and Asaidi goes for goal. He smashes it just over. Half chance.
No substitutions as yet. Raimondi crosses in but nobody there.
We’re back underway here at the Wankdorf.
HALF TIME: Young Boys 1-2 Liverpool
Liverpool playing it around and waiting for half time now.
It’s been a frantic five minutes and both sides will be grateful for a breather.
Cracking shot from Farnerud cannons off the side of the post. Great effort!
Liverpool were behind for less than a minute.
GOAL Liverpool! And it’s a debut goal from Andre Wisdom who heads it into the corner of the net from Assaidi’s pinpoint corner.
He looked to have rescued the danger but he should have smashed it into row Z instead of into the striker’s path.
GOAL Young Boys! Liverpool get into a terrible mess in defence. Enrique dribbles the ball past Jones and passes straight to Nuzzolo who puts it into an empty net.
Great run from Suso but he dallied too long to shoot and nobody was there for his cross. A good opportunity.
Good pressure from Liverpool and they win a throw.
Wisdom concedes a throw in deep in the Liverpool half.
Farnerud takes but it’s well over. Good chance.
Zarate goes down in the box under pressure from Enrique. Free kick given. He wanted a penalty.
All getting a bit scrappy now with fouls being committed with regularity.
Nuzzolo penalised for a foul on Wisdom.
Enrique wins a free kick for a foul from Zarate.
Henderson and Assaidi have looked very good for Liverpool so far. Pacheco fouled.
Sutter gets his cross in but Jones is out to claim easily.
Ambitious shot from Zarate drifts wide for a goal kick.
Shot by Assaidi deflected just wide for a corner. Close.
Assaidi skips past two challenges on the wing but Pacheco is offside.
Liverpool looking very untroubled at the moment.
Nuzzolo crowded out by Henderson. Good defending again.
Bobadilla wins a throw in by the Livepool touch line.
Henderson penalised for a foul on Zarate. A bit harsh looked to have won the ball.
After a very nervy start, the hosts seem to have settled.
Good run and cross from Assaidi but Young Boys clear.
Late challenge from Raimondi on Carragher and he is booked.
Downing goes too early and is flagged offside.
Cross from Raimondi headed clear by Liverpool.
Zarate finds Farnerud who goes down looking for a penalty under a challenge from Carragher. The referee holds firm. Nothing in that.
Assaidi’s ball in takes a deflection for a corner.
Sahin crosses in but Young Boys clear. Carragher concedes a free kick.
Ball crossed in for Bobadilla but Jones is out to claim well.
Ojala’s hopefull ball is out for a goal kick.
Liverpool looking very assured in possession so far.
The own goal was scored by Ojala but he could do nothing about it as Spycher’s header cannoned off his head.
It’s been an incident packed start here and let’s hope the rest of the match is like this.
Great chance from Bobadilla who ghosts in behind Carragher and unleashes a shot at Jones who saves with his left hand.
GOAL Liverpool! A most unfortunate own goal from Spycher who heads Downing’s cross into his centre back’s own head and past the keeper! Bizarre start!
Henderson and Sahin have settled into an early holding role by the looks. Young Boys applying early pressure.
Argentine Zarate caught offside early on.
Referee Michael Koukoulakis from Greece blows the whistle and gets us underway here in perfect conditions in Berne. Liverpool in red playing a 4-3-2-1 formation. Young Boys in their yellow with black shorts playing a more conventional home formation of 4-4-2.
Match odds: Young Boys 13/8, Liverpool 17/10, Draw 11/5. Kick-off in five minutes.
The last time Young Boys were in Europe (2010/11 Europa League), they won their four home games and lost their four on the road. But Liverpool have never failed to score against a Swiss side in Europe.
Although Liverpool are unbeaten in five European outings, they are without a win in their last eight European games on the road (exc. Qualifiers, D4 L4), their longest-ever such run.
Liverpool's record in eight games against Swiss sides reads W5 D2 L1 (W2 D1 L1 in Switzerland – W3 D1 L0 at home) and they are now unbeaten in seven games against Swiss clubs.
BSC Young Boys will look to become the first Swiss side to beat Liverpool FC in over 40 years since losing to Servette FC in 1971 and it is the first encounter between the two clubs.
A 2-0 defeat against FC Midtjylland in their play-off decider brought an end to Young Boys' ten-game unbeaten home run in UEFA club competition, which comprised eight wins and two draws.
Form guide: Liverpool remain unbeaten in their last five European games, including all four under their new boss Brendan Rodgers. Both their away fixtures in UEFA Europa League qualifying ended in 1-0 wins.
Brendan Rodgers: "They are players, from what I have seen in the early part of the season, who can come in and contribute. I know they have got talent. The balance has to be right: the young players here that are exciting and the experienced players that are playing a brilliant role for me here at the football club."
It appears a risky strategy from Liverpool resting their big guns in preparation for Sunday’s clash against Manchester Unoted with Young Boys coach Martin Rueda issuing a warning to Brendan Rodgers’ side. "I don't think Liverpool can afford to turn up without their best players. We can embarrass them," said Rueda.
TEAMS: Young Boys: Wolfli, Ojala, Zverotic, Spycher, Veskovac, Sutter, Farnerud, Raimondi, Bobadilla, Zarate, Nuzzolo. SUBS: Benito, Gonzalez, Lecjaks, Constanzo, Schneuwly, Frey, Vitkieviez /// Liverpool: Jones, Enrique, Coates, Carragher, Wisdom, Nuri Sahin, Henderson, Downing, Assaidi, Pacheco, Suso. SUBS: Gulacsi, Wilson, Robinson, Sterling, Shelvey, Borini, Yesil.
Liverpool have elected to play their own young boys with captain Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Jose Reina, Glen Johnson, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger, Joe Allen and Martin Kelly all remaining on Merseyside. Adam Morgan, Jon Flanagan, Jack Robinson and Dani Pacheco are all in the squad, while Andre Wisdom, Suso, Conor Coady and summer signing Samed Yesil are all hoping to make their first-team debuts. Lucas Leiva is out with a thigh injury while Joe Cole has a hamstring problem.
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- E. Zverotic(81': M. Frey)
- C. Spycher
- G. Zarate(65': A. González)
- A. Farnerud
- R. Nuzzolo(68': C. Schneuwly)