Liverpool face Roma in Champions League


Liverpool have been drawn against AS Roma in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

The Italian club will visit Anfield for the first leg on Tuesday 24th April with the return leg taking place eight days later on Wednesday 2nd May.

It means that the club avoided a draw against current holders Real Madrid, who will face the tough prospect of getting past Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in the other tie.

The final is taking place in the Ukrainian captial Kiev on Saturday 26th May, where the winners of Liverpool v Roma will be considered the ‘away’ side for kit and dressing room purposes.

Liverpool qualfied for the last four of the competition thanks to an aggregate 5-1 victory against Premier League rivals Manchester City, with 3-0 and 2-1 wins in the two legs.

Roma progressed after a sensational comeback against La Liga giants Barcelona, thanks to a 3-0 home win which saw them go through on away goals with the tie level at 4-4 after their 4-1 loss in Spain.

It is the first time the two clubs will come face to face in the competition since 2002, when Liverpool won 2-0 at Anfield following a 0-0 draw at the Stadio Olimpico. Jari Litmanen and Emile Heskey were the goalscorers.

The two clubs famously met in the 1984 European Cup final, where Liverpool beat Roma 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw on the Italian team’s home pitch.

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