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UEFA Champions League Report: AS Roma v Liverpool 02 May 2018

By SL International - May 02, 2018 10:43 PM

UEFA Champions League 

Result: AS Roma 4-2 Liverpool (6-7 on agg.)

Date: 02 May 2018

Venue: Stadio Olimpico

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Liverpool have advanced to the UEFA Champions League final, where they will face Real Madrid, despite losing 4-2 to AS Roma in the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday.

The Reds held a commanding lead heading into the second leg after romping to a 5-2 win at Anfield last week.

Despite a promising start from Roma, it was the Reds who took the lead this week after just nine minutes thanks to a strike from Sadio Mane, who became the first player to score at the Stadio Olimpico in the Champions League this season.

Five minutes later, Roma were level on the night as Trent Alexander-Arnold's clearance hit James Milner and ricocheted into the back of the net.

It was an evenly contested affair, but the Reds restored their lead on 25 minutes as an unmarked Georginio Wijnaldum headed past Alisson after a poor headed clearance from Edin Dzeko.

Roma did go close to leveling matters with 10 minutes remaining in the first-half when Stephan El Shaarawy's shot took a deflection and crashed against the upright.

That proved to be the final piece of goal-mouth action in the half as the visitors went into the break leading 2-1 on the night and 7-3 on aggregate

Edin Dzeko leveled matters for Roma eight minutes into the second stanza with a close-range finish after Karius parried El Shaarawy’s strike into his path.

The hosts enjoyed a good spell after the hour-mark, with Dzeko the danger man in the middle of their attack, forcing the Reds to defend in numbers.

Dzeko almost got the third goal for Roma 20 minutes from time, but his half-volley sailed over the bar, before he was denied by a fine save by Karius a few minutes later,

Radja Nainggolan made it 3-2 for Roma four minutes before the end with a cracking strike that crashed in off the inside post to set up a nervy few final minutes.

In time added on, Roma were awarded a penalty, which Nainggolan converted with aplomb, but it that was the final kick of the game as the Reds held on to advance to the final, winning 7-6 on aggregate.


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Esme Joined: 10 Apr 2018
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Esme May 03, 2018 04:44 PM
@skols bcz they've depended on their aggregate ...stop argue and u know it if there was a little bit more time Roma would sended that fools home with embarrassment...
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Esme May 03, 2018 04:42 PM
@BucsAPLA I won't argued with them there will be no loser team called liverfool coz well burn them to the ground...hahaha
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Chicharito07 May 03, 2018 12:28 PM
Roma were just hit by bad luck bus they deserved better, conceded only two goals at Stadio Olimpico. All the best to Liverpool against Madrid in the final
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Piratesfan May 03, 2018 11:50 AM
@tpmokuppo@gmail , Roma is no match for Liverpool. You are hurting.
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Piratesfan May 03, 2018 11:47 AM
@tpmokuppo@gmail , you clueless about football. Did you even watch the first leg? Liverpool missed so many chances that the second leg could have been a formality. The 2 penalties Roma got in both legs were soft. Had Roma went through the win in the final would have been a formality for Madrid.
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skols May 03, 2018 11:19 AM
People are only focusing on what happened yesterday hence words like Liverpool were lucky blah blah, what about what happened in the 1st leg? Isn't aggregate score a total result of both legs?
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skols May 03, 2018 10:45 AM
Here we talking ultimate result Liverpool are through to the finals of champions league and deservedly so, period!!
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skols May 03, 2018 10:41 AM
Some people are just plain stupid and unfortunately nothing can be done to help them...a team concede 7 goals and score 6 and noise about how they deserve to proceed to the next stage of the tournament.stop preaching about what should or shouldn't have happen here because even Liverpool had few penalty calls of their own but the referee turned a blind eye...
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Mashia1950 May 03, 2018 09:13 AM
Thing like this happens in football, That's what makes football interesting. I just congratulate my team for reaching the final. Madrid will be a tough one but not impossible, good luck boys.
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tpmokuppo@gmail.com May 03, 2018 09:08 AM
taking the foot off pedal are you right upstairs???
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tpmokuppo@gmail.com May 03, 2018 09:04 AM
People must learn to accept other poeple views and stop viewing football by favouritism because they sound stupid at the end of the day..Roma deserve to go through the final yesterday is just they were very unlucky on the other hand the ref denied Roma two clear penalties that would have made the score very different and change reflection of the game so people must state the facts and avoid being brainwashed by English League.
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tpmokuppo@gmail.com May 03, 2018 09:04 AM
People must learn to accept other poeple views and stop viewing football by favouritism because they sound stupid at the end of the day..Roma deserve to go through the final yesterday is just they were very unlucky on the other hand the ref denied Roma two clear penalties that would have made the score very different and change reflection of the game so people must state the facts and avoid being brainwashed by English League.
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barca-baccaneers May 03, 2018 08:56 AM
@Hopsi no my laitie remember he did not play for barca in uefa so by fifa rules he have a medal from that competition and bonases too go and research this im not lying to yiu he is actualy part of that team acording to books medals wheather silva or gold they will give him even in adding van dyk they were force to ex who did not participate on the pitch not him that why he was not allowed to play for barca
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skols May 03, 2018 08:37 AM
@Piratesfan I thank you...this is so insane really.Had we not took our foother off the pedal we wud perhaps be having a different aggregate scoreline so for one to say Roma deserved to be in a final is absurd
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barca-baccaneers May 03, 2018 08:36 AM
@Emza_vr6 no its not uefa for now its just hype around uefa dust will settle review messi disappeared not too far and dont forget the fasion they in which about to reclaim la liga with no lose as well as how messi evolve around neymar departure
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Piratesfan May 03, 2018 08:08 AM
I don't like Liverpool ,but to say Roma deserve to be in a final more than Liverpool is insanity. Liverpool could have beaten Roma 9-0 1st leg if they didn't take their foot off the pedal.
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skols May 03, 2018 07:59 AM
Liverpool did their job in the 1st leg so I can't say they were lucky since this was well known to be a 2 legged semi
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Ntsunda 12 May 03, 2018 07:51 AM
Real Madrid is unstoppable playing away but their record at home can't be the same so this is even more interesting
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tpmokuppo@gmail.com May 03, 2018 07:47 AM
liverpool were very lucky to go through the final Roma was a better team yesterday.
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Ntsunda 12 May 03, 2018 07:46 AM
I don't wanna miss this final

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