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Summary

  1. Lopez breaks deadlock with injury-time tap-in
  2. Klopp's first European loss as Liverpool boss
  3. Shakhtar 2-2 Sevilla in other semi-final

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By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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And still it floats...

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The Yellow Submarine has risen, but with just one goal in it the tie is far from over.

Will Liverpool be able to sink them at Anfield? We'll find out in exactly one week.

That's it from us. I'll leave you with the report from tonight's game and until next time, goodbye. 

A promising stat...unless you are Liverpool

4 - Four of the last five teams to lose 1-0 away in UEFA Cup/EL semi-final have progressed, the exception being Liverpool in 2010. Problem.

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0-1 is hardly a disaster, there weren't many challenges for Liverpool just one lack of communication between the centre backs #bbcfootball

Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, speaking to BT Sport: "Of course I'm not too happy with the goal we conceded in the last second. Counter attacking in the 92nd minute makes not much sense but it is only the first leg. It is 1-0 and they have to come to Anfield where we know how strong we are. We had our moments, we defended really good. This race is not over.

"If we had enough players in around the box it was no problem but they played this one chip ball over Kolo, I don't know where Alberto was in this moment but that was the only big mistake we made in this game and they scored with it. 

"90 minutes played, 95, we will play at Anfield and that is a different game then."

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Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool

Phil Neville

Valencia assistant coach on BBC Radio 5 live

"I think Liverpool are still favourites to go through. Villarreal will not fancy going to Anfield. I'm sure it will work for them in the return leg."

Elsewhere in the Europa League

Defending champions Sevilla have taken a big step towards reaching the Europa League final after drawing 2-2 Shakhtar Donetsk.

The visitors were made to fight all the way and it took a late Kevin Gameiro penalty to earn the draw.

Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure, speaking to BT Sport: "It was a great ball put in. We can do better defending that but we look for positives now. There is another game, we had chances to score. We showed against Dortmund we can respond. We know we can do it, we just need to believe. We just need to learn from the mistakes and play the same game we did against Dortmund."

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Late drama in the @VillarrealCF v @LFC game tonight. Will Klopp be able to turn it around in the return leg? #VILvLIV #UEL

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#BBCFootball Horrendous end to that game but jokes aside, after the Dortmund result travelling to Merseyside should still TERRIFY Villareal!

Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool

Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet, speaking to BT Sport: "I think we played a good game. Everyone saw Villarreal's quality but we had some chances to score. It didn't happy but we still have it all to play for. It was a very tactical game. They were tough to break down but with the fans behind us it is there to play for at home."

Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

"When the players watch that goal tomorrow, Klopp will be trying to make the point that they have to do their job. If you are a left back, defend. We have a left back who enjoys going forward and he is better going forward than he is defensively."

Denis Suarez plays it square for Adrian Lopez to finish
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Denis Suarez plays it square for Adrian Lopez to finish

Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool

Alberto Moreno was M.I.A for that goal. He was maybe still stewing after racing up the other end of the pitch and fluffing that chance but he left a big gap at the back that Villarreal exploited to the maximum.

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#bbcfootball it's okay, we were 3-1 down with 30 minutes to go against Dortmund, needing three goals and #LFC did it! Can do it again!

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I dont understand why Klopp didnt want to score an away goal. Now score 3 at home to stand any realistic chance. #bbcfootball

Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp walks over to the away fans to offer a fist pump of encouragement. There is still all to play for, but there's no doubting that was a sucker punch.

The Villarreal players and coaching staff are celebrating wildly in the centre circle.

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FULL-TIME

Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool

The whistle goes and Villarreal nick it with pretty much the last kick of the game. So close to job done for Liverpool.

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GOAL - Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool

Adrian Lopez

Disaster for Liverpool right at the end! 

The hosts score and it comes from a quick counter as Denis Suarez breaks into the box and unselfishly squares a pass for substitute Adrian Lopez, who slots home.

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Villarreal 0-0 Liverpool

Three minutes of injury time is shown on the fourth official's board as James Milner crosses into the box for Christian Benteke. The striker is in a good position but it is just a bit too high for him and he can't get any direction on it.

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Christian Benteke is on for the final few minutes, replacing Roberto Firmino. 

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CLOSE!

Villarreal 0-0 Liverpool

From the corner, Liverpool break and have a chance of their own as Alberto Moreno races towards goal but lashes over the bar. 

Suddenly, both sets of supporters have rediscovered their voices. A grandstand finish on the cards?

Villarreal 0-0 Liverpool

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

"That was a great chance but it came from Jordon Ibe giving the ball away too easily. It came at Simon Mignolet at a great height to make the save."

GREAT SAVE!

Villarreal 0-0 Liverpool

Big, big chance for Villarreal as Denis Suarez slips the ball in for Cedric Bakambu, who gets between the Liverpool defence and shoots, but Simon Mignolet palms behind for a corner. Crucial save.

I'd imagine anyone just popping into this page for a check on the scores will be wondering what an earth is going on with the below entry...

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Even Lucas is puzzled...

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Never mind Grantham, can Messi do it on a cold wet night in Scotland vs Rab C. Nesbit? BARvRAB #bbcfootball

Elsewhere in the Europa League

Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Sevilla

The other semi-final is rather selfishly hogging all the goals. There's been a fourth in that one as Kevin Gameiro fires home a penalty for Sevilla to make it 2-2.

Villarreal 0-0 Liverpool

Concern for Villarreal? Tomas Pina is limping, but they've used all three subs. 

They are the ones doing all the attacking for now, though, with eight minutes to go.

Villarreal 0-0 Liverpool

Denis Suarez floats the ball in but it is far too close to Simon Mignolet, who claws it out of the air.

If Liverpool are missing a Suarez in their side they could do worse than take a look at Denis. Poor free-kick aside, he has been very good tonight.

Villarreal 0-0 Liverpool

A chance for Villarreal here. They've got a free-kick, 25 yards or so from goal. Denis Suarez is over it...

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#bbcfootball The score is a palindrome at 0-0, sadly.

The palindrome no-one wanted.

Well, apart from Jurgen Klopp maybe.

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SUBSTITUTION

Villarreal 0-0 Liverpool

Another change for Villarreal but this one is enforced. Eric Bailly has picked up an injury and so he is replaced by Marteo Musacchio for the final 13 minutes.

Villarreal 0-0 Liverpool

Great ball by Joe Allen and Adam Lallana is through on goal but the linesman's flag is up. Was he offside? I'm not so sure. Big decision.

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Villarreal 0-0 Liverpool

Roberto Soldado has had the same influence on this game that he did for many at Tottenham (read into that what you will). He goes off now, with Adrian Lopez replacing him.

SUBSTITUTION

Villarreal 0-0 Liverpool

Jonathan dos Santos is going off and taking his awful haircut with him. Sadly his replacement, Samuel Castillejo, has clearly been to the same barbers.

What's wrong with short back and sides?

Jonathan dos Santos
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Jonathan dos Santos

Villarreal 0-0 Liverpool

Phil Neville

Valencia assistant coach on BBC Radio 5 live

"I think Villarreal have dropped off the pace and they look tired. The game is there to be won for Liverpool."

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Villarreal 0-0 Liverpool

Angry words exchanged between coaches Marcelino and Jurgen Klopp on the touchline after differing views about a Lucas challenge but they swiftly hug it out. All you need is love.

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Grantham Town vs Argentina ? #GRAvsARG #bbcfootball

Could Lionel Messi do it on a cold night in Grantham?

Somehow we have stumbled on some excellent palindrome chat tonight. Keep them coming.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Villarreal 0-0 Liverpool

So close! 

James Milner has been brilliant today, he is everywhere and he plays a fine ball through the Villarreal defence for Roberto Firmino. The ball comes in at pace so Firmino has work to do but controls it well before smacking a shot against the base of the post.

Villarreal 0-0 Liverpool

The man that matters most in that decision - Jurgen Klopp - doesn't agree. No movement from the bench as we pass the hour mark. Liverpool, in fairness, are looking pretty comfortable.

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Villarreal 0-0 Liverpool

Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

"I wonder if Daniel Sturridge is in Jurgen Klopp's thoughts at the moment? Going forward they've just not been good enough."

Co-commentator Phil Neville agrees. "It's time for Daniel Sturridge," he says.

Villarreal 0-0 Liverpool

After that Liverpool attack, the referee goes to book Villarreal's Jaume Costa for an earlier foul on Nathaniel Clyne.