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 RomaLiverpool
Milner 15' (og), Dzeko 52', Nainggolan 86', 90'+4 (pen)Mané 9', Wijnaldum 25'
AlissonLoris Karius
Alessandro Florenzi
 
Trent Alexander-Arnold93
Kostas Manolas
 
Virgil van Dijk
Federico FazioDejan Lovren
 
Aleksandar KolarovAndrew Robertson
 
Lorenzo Pellegrini53Jordan Henderson (c)
Daniele De Rossi (c)69James Milner
Radja NainggolanGeorginio Wijnaldum
Patrik SchickSadio Mané83
Stephan El Shaarawy75Mohamed Salah
Edin DžekoRoberto Firmino87

Substitutes

Łukasz SkorupskiSimon Mignolet
Juan JesusNathaniel Clyne93
Bruno PeresRagnar Klavan83
Maxime Gonalons69Alberto Moreno
GersonBen Woodburn
Cengiz Ünder53Dominic Solanke
 
87
Mirko Antonucci75Danny Ings

Game Statistics

24Goal attempts11
6On Target5
7Corners3
10Fouls14
2Yellow Cards3
0Red Cards0
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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