On this day in 2005 Liverpool beat Juventus 2-1 in a historic European night at Anfield.
Coming up against the Italian outfit in the quarter finals of the Champions League it was imperative that Rafa Benitez’s Red get the first leg of the tie off to a good start or else they’d face a near insurmountable uphill battle in the second leg. Juventus came to Anfield with quality in all departments on the field, with the likes of Gianluigi Buffon, Gianluca Zambrotta, Pavel Nedved, Alessandro del Piero and Zlatan Imbrahimovic all named in the starting 11.
Fortunately for Liverpool the match started in spectacular fashion with Finnish centre back Sami Hyypia opening the scoring on 10 minutes with a rare volley. 15 minutes after Luis Garcia would go on to double the hosts lead in spectacular fashion, firing home from 30 yards to make it 2-0 to the Reds. The Italian were able to pull one back in the second half through Fabio Cannavaro, though it wasn’t enough to salvage a victory and Liverpool took a 2-1 advantage into the second leg in Turin.