UCL: Superb Salah delivers Liverpool victory but Roma retain hope

Two late goals from Roma kept alive their hopes of reaching the Champions League final despite being outclassed by Liverpool at Anfield last night.

The match ended 5 -2 in favour of Liverpool with Mohamed Salah scoring a brace.

According to the TheWeek, the two sides produced a total of seven goals, many of them superb, in a thrilling semi-final that sets up a second leg for Rome next Wednesday.

That Roma are still in with a slim shout of reaching their first Champions League final since 1984 is down to Liverpool’s loss of focus in the final ten minutes. Having dominated their visitors until then, the Reds allowed Edin Dzeko to pull one back for Roma on 81 minutes. Diego Perotti then made it 5-2 by scoring from the penalty spot after James Milner had got his hand in the way of Radja Nainggolan’s shot.

The result means Roma must do what did against Barcelona in the quarter-final and overturn a three-goal deficit in front of their fans – a tough but not impossible task.

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