Date: 3rd May 2018 at 9:13am
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AS Roma
4 – 2
Liverpool

Stadio Olympico

Champions League | 1/2 Finals - 2nd Leg (Agg 6-7)

2/05/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 61889

Referee: Damir Skomina

AS Roma Liverpool
Milner 15' (og), Dzeko 52', Nainggolan 86', 90'+4 (pen) Mané 9', Wijnaldum 25'
Alisson Loris Karius
Alessandro Florenzi
 
Trent Alexander-Arnold 93
Kostas Manolas
 
Virgil van Dijk
Federico Fazio Dejan Lovren
 
Aleksandar Kolarov Andrew Robertson
 
Lorenzo Pellegrini 53 Jordan Henderson (c)
Daniele De Rossi (c) 69 James Milner
Radja Nainggolan Georginio Wijnaldum
Patrik Schick Sadio Mané 83
Stephan El Shaarawy 75 Mohamed Salah
Edin Džeko Roberto Firmino 87

Substitutes

Łukasz Skorupski Simon Mignolet
Juan Jesus Nathaniel Clyne 93
Bruno Peres Ragnar Klavan 83
Maxime Gonalons 69 Alberto Moreno
Gerson Ben Woodburn
Cengiz Ünder 53 Dominic Solanke
 
87
Mirko Antonucci 75 Danny Ings

Game Statistics

24 Goal attempts 11
6 On Target 5
7 Corners 3
10 Fouls 14
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
60 % 40

All the stats as Liverpool make their 13th European Final despite a late scare…

Liverpool are into the 2017/18 Champions League final after an epic night at AS Roma’s Stadio Olympico.

In a semi-final tie that produced a competition record 13 goals, Liverpool emerged victorious 7-6 on aggregate, despite losing the second leg in Italy’s capital 4-2.

Kop boss Jürgen Klopp made just the one enforced change from last week’s 5-2 first leg victory at Anfield; Georginio Wijnaldum replacing the stricken Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The visitors took the lead inside 10 minutes and were 2-1 in front at the interval, before a second half Roma fightback, including two late goals, made for a phenomenal sporting spectacle.

One more and extra-time would have been needed but such an outcome would have been unfair on Liverpool who carried a constant threat throughout and were clearly the better team over the two legs.

Their two goals take them to 20 away from home in the Champions League this season, equaling the record for a single campaign in the competition (level with final opponents Real Madrid – 2013/14).

The double also means Klopp’s men have became only 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).

The final will take place in Kiev on Saturday May 26. Kick-off is 7.45pm BST.


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