Date: 25th April 2018 at 8:58am
Written by:
Liverpool
5 – 2
AS Roma

Anfield

Champions League | Semi-Final 1st Leg

24/04/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 51236

Referee: Dr. Felix Brych

Liverpool AS Roma
Salah 35', 45' Mané 56' Firmino 61', 68' Džeko 81' Perotti 85'
Loris Karius Alisson
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

Substitutes

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

Game Statistics

21 Goal attempts 14
11 On Target 6
7 Corners 4
13 Fouls 7
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
49 % 51

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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