Delight and despair: Best images from a historic night at Anfield

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Updated: May 7, 2019

The impossible is only improbable for continental authorities Liverpool, and on a raucous Tuesday night at Anfield, the Reds proved as much.

A latest European comeback propelled the Merseyside outfit to a second Champions League final on the spin and bounced Barcelona from a tournament most pundits expected the Catalan giants to win.

Words can only do so much to describe an unbelievable evening. Here’s a collection of photos that both convey Liverpool’s unadulterated delight, and Barcelona’s justifiable despair.

The thrill of victory

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Peter Byrne – PA Images / PA Images / Getty
Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA / Getty Images Sport / Getty
Martin Rickett – EMPICS / PA Images / Getty
Clive Brunskill / Getty Images Sport / Getty
PAUL ELLIS / AFP / Getty

The agony of defeat

Peter Byrne – PA Images / PA Images / Getty
OLI SCARFF / AFP / Getty
Clive Brunskill / Getty Images Sport / Getty
Chris Brunskill/Fantasista / Getty Images Sport / Getty
Shaun Botterill / Getty Images Sport / Getty
Jan Kruger – UEFA / UEFA / Getty
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