Champions League | Semi-Final 1st Leg
24/04/2018 7:45 pm
Referee: Dr. Felix Brych
|Salah 35', 45' Mané 56' Firmino 61', 68'||Džeko 81' Perotti 85'|
|Trent Alexander-Arnold||Federico Fazio|
|Dejan Lovren||Kostas Manolas|
|Virgil van Dijk||Juan Jesus||67|
|Andrew Robertson||Alessandro Florenzi|
|Jordan Henderson (c)||Aleksandar Kolarov|
|James Milner||Daniele De Rossi (c)||67|
|Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain||18||Kevin Strootman|
|Sadio Mané||Radja Nainggolan|
|Mohamed Salah||75||Cengiz Ünder||45|
|Roberto Firmino||93||Edin Džeko|
|Simon Mignolet||Łukasz Skorupski|
|Nathaniel Clyne||Bruno Peres|
|Ragnar Klavan||93||Lorenzo Pellegrini|
|Alberto Moreno||Maxime Gonalons||67|
|Georginio Wijnaldum||18||Patrik Schick||45|
|Dominic Solanke||Diego Perotti||67|
|Danny Ings||75||Stephan El Shaarawy|
All the stats as the scintillating Reds build a three-goal advantage in the Champions League semi-finals…
Liverpool’s hopes of a sixth European Cup were raised significantly on Tuesday night when they overcame AS Roma 5-2 in their semi-final first leg at Anfield.
Many home supporters would have been booking their flights to Kiev in May with 10 minutes remaining and the score at 5-0, but two late Roma goals have served to keep the tie alive, just.
As expected, Kop boss Jürgen Klopp restored Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Andrew Robertson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Roberto Firmino to his starting X1 after resting them for Saturday’s 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion.
Sadly it was to prove a brief appearance for Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was carried off on a stretcher in the 18th minute with a nasty-looking knee injury.
His replacement, Georginio Wijnaldum, was exceptional but it was again the dynamic front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino who will take the majority of the plaudits.
The trio were all on target, making Liverpool the first side in Champions League history to have three players score eight or more goals in a single season in the competition (Salah 10, Firmino 10, Mane 8).
The 10 goals scored by Salah and Firmino are also the most by Liverpool players in a single season in Europe, while the irrepressible James Milner has now provided nine assists in the Champions League this season (including qualifiers), another new record.
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