Liverpool, Eindhoven advance at Champions League
In its first visit to Juventus since the 1985 Heysel Stadium tragedy, Liverpool played a 0-0 tie Wednesday night and advanced to the semifinals of the European Champions League on a 2-1 aggregate score.
Fans hurled objects at one another during a pregame ceremony. At the Champions Cup final 20 years ago in Brussels, Belgium, a riot caused by Liverpool fans led to 39 deaths. The teams did not meet again until last week, when Liverpool won the first leg 2-1 in England.
Police quickly stepped in Wednesday night and brought fans under control.
Liverpool plays English rival Chelsea in the semifinals. PSV Eindhoven plays AC Milan, which led crosstown rival Internazionale on 3-0 aggregate when their game was halted Tuesday night after a flare thrown from the stands at San Siro stadium hit AC Milan goalkeeper Dida.
The closest Juventus came to scoring was when Fabio Cannavaro's header in the 78th minute went off a post.
Several firecrackers were thrown into the Liverpool section after the match, and English fans were kept in the stadium until the Juventus supporters were cleared out.
The Liverpool fans finally left the stadium shortly before midnight and were escorted by police to Turin's Caselle airport for an immediate return home.
Liverpool has lost three times to Chelsea this season, twice in the Premier League and 3-2 in overtime at the League Cup final.
At Eindhoven, Sylvain Wiltord gave Lyon the lead in the 10th minute, but Alex tied the score in the 50th.
American midfielder DaMarcus Beasley, who entered for PSV in the 57th minute, missed his penalty kick with Eindhoven leading 3-2 after three shots, sending the ball straight toward goalkeeper Gregory Coupet. PSV goalkeeper Heurlho Gomes then stopped Eric Abidal's shot, and Robert then converted the winning kick.