CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI FINAL SECOND LEG; FROM THE STADIO OLYMPICO.

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FT ROMA 4-2 LIVERPOOL (5-7)

Milner (og) 15′, Dzeko 52′, Naingolan 86′, 90+(p)

Mane 9′, Wijnaldum 26′

 

TEAM NEWS

Roma (4-3-3): Alisson, Alessandro Florenzi, Kostas Manolas, Federico Fazio, Aleksandar Kolarov, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Daniele De Rossi, Radja Nainggolan, Patrik Schick, Edin Dzeko, Stephan El Shaarawy.

Subs: Lukasz Skorupski, Juan Jesus, Cengiz Under, Maxime Gonalons, Bruno Peres, Gerson, Mirko Antonucci.

Liverpool (4-3-3): Loris Karius, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.

Subs: Simon Mignolet, Nathaniel Clyne, Ragnar, Alberto Moreno, Danny Ings, Dominic Solanke, Ben Wood

 

OPTA STATS

  • Liverpool have reached their eighth European Cup/Champions League final (first since 2007), at least three more than any other English side.
  • The final will be a repeat of the 1981 European Cup final, in which Liverpool beat Real Madrid 1-0.
  • Liverpool v Real Madrid will be the third final to have been played in the competition as both the European Cup (1956 to 1992) and Champions League (1993 onwards), after Ajax v Juventus and Ajax v AC Milan.
  • With 13 goals over the two legs, this is the highest ever scoring Champions League semi-final, overtaking Monaco vs Juventus (4-6) in 1998.
  • Roma conceded twice in the opening 25 minutes, having kept a clean sheet in each of their five previous home Champions League games this season.
  • Liverpool have scored 20 away goals in the Champions League this season, a joint-record in a single campaign in the competition (level with Real Madrid 2013-14).
  • Liverpool also became the third team to score 40 goals within a single season in the Champions League, after Barcelona (45 in 1999-00) and Real Madrid (41 in 2013-14).
  • Sadio Mane’s strike was his ninth in the Champions League in just his 10th appearance – no player has scored more in their opening 10 games in the competition (level with Harry Kane and Simone Inzaghi).
  • Mohamed Salah (10), Roberto Firmino (10) and Mane (9) have scored 29 goals between them in the Champions League this season, making them the highest scoring trio at a club in a single campaign in the competition.
  • Edin Dzeko’s goal was his eighth in the Champions League this season, the most by a player for an Italian side in a single campaign in the competition since Samuel Eto’o at Inter in 2010-11 (also 8).

Georginio Wijnaldum’s strike was his 19th for an English club in all competitions (11 for Newcastle, 8 for Liverpool), though this was his first away from home.

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