Liverpool Take On Roma In Champions League
Liverpool face Serie A side Roma in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
The Reds will host the Italian club in the first leg at Anfield later this month. The two sides met in the 1984 European Cup Final with Liverpool winning on penalties after the two sides drew 1-1 after extra-time.
Roma produced the shock of the season on Tuesday night by defeating Barcelona 3-0 in the Stadio Olimpico to overturn a 4-1 first-leg deficit and go through on the away goals rule. Defender Kostas Manolas grabbed the winning goal eight minutes from the end.
Liverpool got to the semi-finals for the first time since 2008 with a 5-1 aggregate victory over Manchester City. They defeated the Premier League champions-elect 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. That followed a 3-0 win at Anfield last weekend.
The Merseyside club are aiming to reach their first final since they were beaten by AC Milan 2-1 in Athens in 2007. The Reds have been European champions on five previous occasions.
Real Madrid face Bayern Munich in the other semi-final.
Holders Real qualified for an eighth successive semi-final with the last kick of their tie with Juventus on Wednesday. Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the spot after Juve had clawed back a three-goal deficit from the first leg. Real lost 3-1 on the night but won 4-3 on aggregate following a 3-0 win in Italy last week.
Zinedine Zidane’s side are hoping to become the first club to become European champions three seasons on the trot since Bayern Munich won the trophy between 1974 and 1976..
Bayern were held to a draw by Sevilla in the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night. But the Bundesliga champions had already down the hard work with a 2-1 victory in Spain.
The full draw is as follows:
Bayern Munich v Real Madrid
Liverpool v Roma
The first legs will be played on 24 and 25 April 2018 with the second legs on 1 and 2 May 2018.
The final will be held in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Saturday 26 May 2018.