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UEFA Champions League Report: Liverpool v AS Roma 24 April 2018

By SL International - Apr 24, 2018 10:39 PM

UEFA Champions League Semi-final, First Leg

Result: Liverpool 5-2 AS Roma 
Date: 24 April 2018
Venue: Anfield
Mohamed Salah once again stole the headlines as Liverpool beat AS Roma 5-2 in a magnificent UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg at Anfield on Tuesday night.
Click through the gallery to see the best images of the epic clash.
The game got off to a lively start, with both sides exchanging efforts on target, although both Loris Karius and Alisson were equal to the tasks.
Sixteen minutes into the clash, the Reds were forced into an early change when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was taken off after a clash with Aleksander Kolarov.
The Serbian went agonisingly close to putting Roma ahead two minutes later when his long-range effort crashed against the crossbar after Karius just got his fingers to it.
The Reds squandered a glorious chance to take the lead on 28 minutes when Sadio Mane raced clear on goal but the Senegalese somehow fired over the crossbar with only Alisson to beat.
Liverpool's dominance eventually paid off in the 37th minute when Mohamed Salah curled home a brilliant effort from 16 yards out, 1-0.
The lead was doubled on the stroke of half-time when Salah bagged his second by chipping the ball beyond the on-rushing Alisson, 2-0.

Ten minutes into the second half, Liverpool scored their third goal when Salah played Mane through on goal with a clever pass and he produced a clinical finish from inside the box, 3-0.

Just after the hour mark, Salah was at the heart of the action again, this time creating space for Firmino, who tapped the ball into an empty net, 4-0.

The icing on the cake for Liverpool was their fifth goal in the 70th minute, when Firmino headed home a James Milner corner-kick, 5-0.

Roma eventually put up a fight, though, and managed to pull a goal back in the 81st minute when Edin Dzeko latched on to a lofted pass from Radja Nainggolan inside the box and showed great control before firing beyond the keeper, 5-1.

Five minutes later, the visitors pulled a second goal back with Diego Perotti converting from the penalty spot after Milner handled the ball inside the box, 5-2.

The second leg of the semi-final will take place next week Wednesday, 2 May, at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.


Match Centre

Full Time
24 Apr 2018 20:45 Anfield Champions League Round 4
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35’ Mohamed Salah

45’ Mohamed Salah

56’ Sadio Mané

61’ Roberto Firmino

68’ Roberto Firmino

81’ Edin Dzeko

85’ Diego Perotti

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Makarina Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Makarina Apr 26, 2018 06:23 AM
Those late goals are seemingly the beginning of Roma's comeback. No celebration yet for Antfield sadly...
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Athobe Apr 25, 2018 05:08 PM
Dont fool urselves people liverpool z not barcow there z no cme back 4 rome nd i feel sorry 4 team dat wll play final wth liverpool provided front 3 stays injury free (klopp knows bayern and klopp schooled madrid wth dortmund) this cup belongs 2 liverpool
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Thobeka Masina Apr 25, 2018 12:33 PM
it was better with 5-0 .. ..if u don't know about Roma ask my team..
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LESOLEMS1 Apr 25, 2018 09:59 AM
Game still open, Rome still have 99% chances to change the situation. Big up Salah you the Boss thanx to you, to put our continent on map.
MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Apr 25, 2018 09:42 AM
Salah is magician, so far he has improved big time and he is a star!
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Diski_line Apr 25, 2018 08:59 AM
Liverpool Fc is heading to the final. The front trio will definitley repeat what they did in Anfield. Liverpool is one Club that know how to win European nights!!!!!
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mbheduyajika Apr 25, 2018 08:50 AM
i smell another Roma come back here. 5-2 plus an away goal means Roma need only to score 3 goals at home without conceding . then add that away goal and Roma are going to the final.
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The Ghost himself Apr 25, 2018 08:27 AM
Yerrr... in Italy we need to score 2 fast goals then make sure Roma score less than 5... or we make sure that they score less than 3, but with Dzeko we are facing a problem
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Warras4phefeni Apr 25, 2018 08:09 AM
@LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani jealous will kill you buddy
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Bridgertte Layun. Apr 25, 2018 08:03 AM
@gangisamhlave ,,,nou Roma facing a huge mountain to climb
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gangisamhlave Apr 25, 2018 07:42 AM
Roma r dangerous very if the Reds aint careful enough I c them out of Ucl
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Ntsunda11 Apr 25, 2018 07:30 AM
what profanity is for now?
Ntsunda11 Joined: 17 Feb 2016
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Ntsunda11 Apr 25, 2018 07:26 AM
If Liverpool is not aware they may found themselves out of the champions league
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Bridgertte Layun. Apr 25, 2018 07:07 AM
@murendeni joe ,,,,I also do think Liverpool may play FC Bayern München in the final
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fanist Apr 25, 2018 07:07 AM
"MMF" on fire
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Bridgertte Layun. Apr 25, 2018 07:06 AM
signed, sealed and delivered Liverpool is going to the Final although Roma can be stubborn at home maar i don't see them overcoming this 5-2 defeat in Italy in the return leg
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fanist Apr 25, 2018 07:05 AM
This trio is deadly more than any in the world I admit
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Flipping lyf Apr 25, 2018 06:47 AM
Salah keep it up boy but this italian with 2 goals away is vital and cannot be trusted the tie still on with 90 minutes to play anything is possible
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murendeni joe Apr 25, 2018 06:44 AM
This is Liverpool ticket to final my prediction is Liverpool vs bayern
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Bosss1 Apr 25, 2018 06:23 AM
Barcelona was weak Roma won't score more than 3 goals against Liverpool what I see next week it either 3:3 or 3:2 score line Liverpool is going to the CL final no matter what

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