Liverpool advance to meet Celtic

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Michael Owen scored his 20th European goal on Thursday to send Liverpool into the UEFA Cup quarterfinals and a matchup against Scottish champion Celtic.

Liverpool advance to meet Celtic

London:

Michael Owen scored his 20th European goal on Thursday to send Liverpool into the UEFA Cup quarterfinals and a matchup against Scottish champion Celtic.Owen equalled Ian Rush's European record in the 67th minute against French club Auxerre. Danny Murphy scored six minutes later to give Liverpool, the 2001 champion, a 3-0 aggregate win.Celtic lost its return leg at Stuttgart on Thursday, but advanced on a 5-4 aggregate.Other teams to advance after their fourth round, second leg matches were Spain's Malaga, Portugal's Porto and Boavista and Turkey's Besiktas.Panathinaikos of Greece also advanced despite losing its second leg 2-0 to Anderlecht and being reduced to nine men.The match between Polish club Wisla and Lazio was postponed until nextWednesday because of a frozen pitch in Krakow. The sides drew 3-3 in Rome last week. The winner will meet Besiktas. (AP)



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