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Cisse explains why Benitez left dressing room at half-time during the 2005 Champions League final

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Modified 24 Nov 2014, 20:47 IST
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Liverpool players celebrate after an incredible win at Istanbul

Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse has said that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard asked the then manager of the club Rafa Benitez to leave the room at half-time during the Reds’ iconic Champions League final win against AC Milan at Istanbul in 2005. 

After being 3-0 down in the first half, Liverpool made a dramatic comeback in the second 45 minutes to score 3 goals and eventually took the game to penalties, where an inspired performance from Jerzy Dudek helped them win a fifth European Cup title. 

Calling Gerard a Super captain, the 32-year-old said that he never had any issues with him and found him to be a very straight-forward man.

Published 24 Nov 2014, 20:34 IST
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