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Roma dare to hope another comeback is possible

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Rome (AFP) – After Roma scored two late goals in the 5-2 defeat against a Mohamed Salah-inspired Liverpool on Tuesday, the Italian club’s sporting director, Monchi, took a deep breath and summed up the hope they had given his side.

“We were dead, but we have found a little bit of life again,” he told reporters.

Roma signs shirt sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways

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Doha (AFP) – Italian club and Champions League semi-finalists Roma announced Monday their new shirt sponsors will be Qatar Airways in a three-year deal, described as the largest the club has ever signed.

The deal was made public just a day before one of Roma’s biggest games for decades, the first leg of a Champions League semi-final against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday.

Roma signs shirt sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways

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Doha (AFP) – Italian club and Champions League semi-finalists Roma announced Monday their new shirt sponsors will be Qatar Airways in a three-year deal, described as the largest the club has ever signed.

The deal was made public just a day before one of Roma’s biggest games for decades, the first leg of a Champions League semi-final against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday.

Lazio, Inter keep Champions League push alive, Benevento relegated

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Lazio and Inter Milan kept their push for Champions League football alive on Sunday with champions Juventus and Napoli set to meet in a top of the table clash in Turin.

Ciro Immobile scored a brace as Lazio crushed Sampdoria 4-0 to return joint third with Roma who warmed up for next week’s Champions League semi-final against Liverpool with a 3-0 win at SPAL on Saturday.

Lazio, Inter keep Champions League push alive, Benevento relegated

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Lazio and Inter Milan kept their push for Champions League football alive on Sunday with champions Juventus and Napoli set to meet in a top of the table clash in Turin.

Ciro Immobile scored a brace as Lazio crushed Sampdoria 4-0 to return joint third with Roma who warmed up for next week’s Champions League semi-final against Liverpool with a 3-0 win at SPAL on Saturday.

Barca coach tells players to forget Roma collapse

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona need to put their painful Champions League exit to Roma behind them and concentrate on winning the Spanish league, their coach Ernesto Valverde said on Friday.

Lionel Messi and his teammates were dumped out of Europe after Roma beat them 3-0 Tuesday, but the Catalan giants remain 11 points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid in La Liga.

Barca coach tells players to forget Roma collapse

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona need to put their painful Champions League exit to Roma behind them and concentrate on winning the Spanish league, their coach Ernesto Valverde said on Friday.

Lionel Messi and his teammates were dumped out of Europe after Roma beat them 3-0 Tuesday, but the Catalan giants remain 11 points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid in La Liga.

Roma feat among Champions League’s craziest comebacks

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Paris (France) (AFP) – “The fall of Rome” was how one Catalan daily described Barcelona’s shock 3-0 defeat to Serie A side Roma on Tuesday which ended the Spanish league giants’ bid for a place in the semi-finals.

As Roma look forward to their first semi-final since 1984, Barcelona are licking their wounds having failed to reach the Champions League last four for the second consecutive season.

Roma feat among Champions League’s craziest comebacks

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Paris (France) (AFP) – “The fall of Rome” was how one Catalan daily described Barcelona’s shock 3-0 defeat to Serie A side Roma on Tuesday which ended the Spanish league giants’ bid for a place in the semi-finals.

As Roma look forward to their first semi-final since 1984, Barcelona are licking their wounds having failed to reach the Champions League last four for the second consecutive season.

Heroic Roma restore Italian pride after World Cup despair

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Rome (AFP) – Italy has spent five months grieving over the failure of the national team to take their customary place at the World Cup, but Roma have restored some pride with a heroic victory over Barcelona in the Champions League.

The Azzurri, four-time world champions, are not going to Russia, but after Roma won 3-0, to over-turn a 4-1 quarter-final deficit and eliminate mighty Barca on Tuesday night on away goals, the club from the Eternal City can dream of going to a final in Ukraine.

Liverpool

Liverpool fan fighting for his life after assault by Roma fans

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Liverpool (AFP) – A Liverpool fan was fighting for his life on Wednesday after suffering a serious head injury in a “vile” assault by Roma fans before the club’s Champions League semi-final first-leg clash with the Italian club.

The man is being treated for his injuries at a neurological centre, where his condition is described as critical, Merseyside Police said.

Liverpool fan fighting for his life after assault by Roma fans

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Liverpool (AFP) – A Liverpool fan was fighting for his life on Wednesday after suffering a serious head injury in a “vile” assault by Roma fans before the club’s Champions League semi-final first-leg clash with the Italian club.

The man is being treated for his injuries at a neurological centre, where his condition is described as critical, Merseyside Police said.

‘They Just Constantly Went Long Ball’ – Daniele De Rossi Resorts To Tactics Shaming After Roma Pulverised By Liverpool’s Rapid Attack

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Roma captain Daniele De Rossi has resorted to classic long-ball shamingin an attempt to soften the blow of last night's Champions League semi-final humbling against Liverpool.

The Giallorrossi back five were repeatedly breached as the home side galloped to a 5-2 first-leg victory, but only because they had the temerity to expose their visitors' defensive frailties again and again.

Liverpool 5 Roma 2: Salah’s stats better than Messi’s, Reds must sell this summer

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Liverpool took a giant step towards the Champions League final on Tuesday night with a 5-2 win over Roma, in a scintillating display by Jurgen Klopp’s men.

The Anfield outfit’s triumph over Manchester City in the last round showed that on their day the Reds can beat anyone in European football – and Roma were lambs to the slaughter for most of this encounter.

Champions League Semi-Final: Inspired Liverpool Survive Late Roma Uprising To Secure Commanding 5-2 First Leg Lead (Photos & Video)

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On yet another goal-smattered night of bonkers Champions League action, Liverpool survived a late uprising to secure themselves a commanding 5-2 lead heading into the second leg of their semi-final.

Mohamed Salah was on irrepressible form once again, chipping in (literally) with two goals and two assists as the Reds hurtled and harried their way into a five-goal lead, spurred on all the while by a sizzling atmosphere inside Anfield.

Salah superb but five-star Liverpool give Roma lifeline

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Liverpool (AFP) – Mohamed Salah came back to haunt former club Roma in spectacular style with two goals and two assists as Liverpool stormed towards the Champions League final with a 5-2 semi-final, first-leg win at Anfield on Tuesday.

Roberto Firmino also scored twice and Sadio Mane netted Liverpool’s other goal to make up for missing a series of gilt-edged chances as the scoreline did anything but flatter the hosts.

Liverpool vs. Roma: Your Running Commentary

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The UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals kickoff on Tuesday afternoon, as Liverpool play host to Roma at Anfield.

Both sides are coming off of impressive victories in the quarter-final round of the tournament. Liverpool knocked Manchester City out of the tournament, winning both legs of the tie, and Roma came back from a three-goal deficit to out the giant Barcelona from Champions League play.

Liverpool vs Roma confirmed starting line-ups

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Liverpool will hope to put one foot in the Champions League final when they welcome Roma to Anfield in Tuesday’s semi-final first leg.

The Reds sent shockwaves around Europe with their 5-1 aggregate victory over Manchester City in the previous round, but they would be well-advised not to underestimate the Italian side.

SBI Question of the Day: Who do you want to see win the UEFA Champions League?

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Just four team remain in Europe's premier club competition as the UEFA Champions League continues with first leg clashes on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The action kicks off on Tuesday as Liverpool hosts Roma before Wednesday brings Real Madrid's heavyweight clash with Bayern Munich. Both matches are loaded with storylines and matchups to watch, and each team has taken a unique road this far in the competition.

Liverpool’s Salah aims to shoot down Roma in Champions League semi

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool are banking on Mohamed Salah and the passion of the Anfield crowd to propel them towards the Champions League final on Tuesday but Roma stand in their way in a mouthwatering repeat of the 1984 title decider.

Spearheaded by Salah and inspired from the touchline by exuberant manager Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool will look to repeat the blitzkrieg attack that blew Premier League champions Manchester City away in the previous round.

Liverpool’s Salah aims to shoot down Roma in Champions League semi

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool are banking on Mohamed Salah and the passion of the Anfield crowd to propel them towards the Champions League final on Tuesday but Roma stand in their way in a mouthwatering repeat of the 1984 title decider.

Spearheaded by Salah and inspired from the touchline by exuberant manager Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool will look to repeat the blitzkrieg attack that blew Premier League champions Manchester City away in the previous round.

Roma in campo ad Anfield contro il Liverpool. Via alle semifinali di Champions League

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La Roma scende in campo questa sera, ad Anfield, contro il Liverpool, nella semifinale di andata della Champions League. I ragazzi di Di Francesco, giustizieri del Barcellona, si preparano ad una vera e propria "battaglia" contro i Reds dell'ex Salah, con la volont di cancellare quel doloroso epilogo ai rigori di 34 anni fa, per.

Liverpool v AS Roma 04.24.18

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CL results:
Liverpool: 2-1 City (a); 3-0 City (h); 0-0 Porto (h); 5-0 Porto (a); 7-0 Spartak (h); 3-3 Sevilla (a); 3-0 Maribor (h); 7-0 Maribor (a); 1-1 Spartak (a); 2-2 Sevilla (h); 4-2 Hoffenheim (h); 2-1 Hoffenheim (a)
Roma: 3-0 Barcelona (h); 1-4 Barcelona (a); 1-0 Shakhtar (h); 1-2 Shakhtar (a); 1-0 Qarabag (h); 0-2 Atletico (a); 3-0 Chelsea (h); 3-3 Chelsea (a); 2-1 Qarabag (a); 0-0 Atletico (h)

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 2-2 West Brom (a); 3-0 Bournemouth (h); 2-1 City (a)
Roma: 3-0 SPAL (a); 2-1 Genoa (h); 0-0 Lazio (a)

Goalscorers (Europe):
Liverpool: Firmino, Salah 9; Mané 7; Coutinho 5; Can 3; Alexander-Arnold, Oxlade-Chamberlain 2; Sturridge 1
Roma: Dzeko 6; El Shaarawy, Manolas, Perotti 2; de Rossi, Kolarov, Ünder 1

Referee: Felix Brych (GER)

His third Liverpool game in this Champions League campaign.

Roma warm up for Liverpool with SPAL win, Benevento shock ’embarrassed’ AC Milan

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Milan (AFP) – Roma warmed up for next week’s Champions League clash with Liverpool by easing past SPAL 3-0 on Saturday but AC Milan’s European hopes took a knock with a shock 1-0 defeat against tailenders Benevento.

Benevento had earned their first ever Serie A point last December in Naples in Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso’s first game in charge when goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli scored an injury-time equaliser.

Roma warm up for Liverpool with SPAL win, Benevento shock ’embarrassed’ AC Milan

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Milan (AFP) – Roma warmed up for next week’s Champions League clash with Liverpool by easing past SPAL 3-0 on Saturday but AC Milan’s European hopes took a knock with a shock 1-0 defeat against tailenders Benevento.

Benevento had earned their first ever Serie A point last December in Naples in Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso’s first game in charge when goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli scored an injury-time equaliser.

Di Francesco likes Roma attitude before Liverpool clash

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Milan (AFP) – Roma warmed up for next week’s Champions League clash with Liverpool by easing past SPAL 3-0 on Saturday to keep their push for elite European football next season on track.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s side have 67 points from 34 games - three ahead of city rivals Lazio who can pull level again when they host Sampdoria on Sunday.

Roma warm up for Liverpool with 3-0 win over SPAL

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Milan (AFP) – Roma warmed up for next week’s Champions League clash with Liverpool by easing past SPAL 3-0 on Saturday to keep their push for elite European football next season on track.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s side have 67 points from 34 games - three ahead of city rivals Lazio who can pull level again when they host Sampdoria on Sunday.

Roma warm up for Liverpool clash with 3-0 win over 3-0 SPAL

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Milan (AFP) – Roma warmed up for next week’s Champions League clash with Liverpool by easing past SPAL 3-0 on Saturday to keep their push for elite European football next season on track.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s side have 67 points from 34 games - three ahead of city rivals Lazio who can pull level again when they host Sampdoria on Sunday.

Roma’s ‘destiny’ to play Liverpool, says Di Francesco

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Milan (AFP) – Eusebio Di Francesco believes drawing Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals is “destiny”, more than three decades after the Reds stunned Roma on penalties to lift the 1984 European Cup.

“Roma fans have been waiting 34 years for this match. It was destiny,” said Di Francesco, whose side stunned Barcelona in the second leg of their quarter-final to secure their first semi-final in the competition since 1984, when Liverpool beat them in the final.

Bayern paired with Real Madrid, Liverpool gets Roma in UCL semifinals

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The UEFA Champions League semifinals are set, and the competition's two favorites will collide in a clash of the world's elite.

Bayern Munich was paired with Real Madrid on Friday while Liverpool will take on Roma in the upcoming UEFA Champions League semifinals. The firstlegs are set to be played on April 24 and 25 with second legs on May 1 and 2.

Don’t take Roma for granted warns Klopp

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London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp has warned his Liverpool stars that Roma’s epic comeback against Barcelona proves the Italian club shouldn’t be underestimated when they clash in the Champions League semi-finals.

Klopp could have been forgiven for feeling relieved that Liverpool avoided holders Real Madrid and formidable German champions Bayern Munich in Friday’s draw.

Don’t take Roma for granted warns Klopp

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London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp has warned his Liverpool stars that Roma’s epic comeback against Barcelona proves the Italian club shouldn’t be underestimated when they clash in the Champions League semi-finals.

Klopp could have been forgiven for feeling relieved that Liverpool avoided holders Real Madrid and formidable German champions Bayern Munich in Friday’s draw.

Champions League Semi-Final Draw: Liverpool Face Mohamed Salah’s Old Side Roma, Bayern Munich Pitted Against Real Madrid

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Following swiftly on from the corresponding Europa League draw, UEFA wheeled out Andriy Shevchenko to perform the drawing of lots for the Champions League semi-finals.

The first semi out of the bowl o' doom was Bayern Munich versus Real Madrid, who squeaked past Sevilla and Juventus to make it into the hat.

Wednesday Kickoff: Guardiola critical of referee, Atletico push to keep Griezmann and more

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One manager was highly critical of a referee following a Champions League exit while one of La Liga's biggest stars remains the subject of transfer talk.

Pep Guardiola criticized referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz after being sent to the stands in Tuesday's Champions League defeat to Liverpool, stating that the referee "likes to be special".

Serie A

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Inter e Lazio rispondono alla Roma, Udinese ko contro il Crotone

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Lazio e Inter rispondono alla Roma e continuano la corsa Champions in Serie A. I biancocelesti domano la Samp, all'Olimpico, con uno scintillante 4 a 0 e la doppietta del super bomber, Ciro Immobile, e agganciano nuovamente la Roma a 67 punti, al terzo posto. I nerazzurri, invece, soffrono nel finale, ma con il 2.

FC Barcelona

Monday Kickoff: Vidal doubtful for UCL semifinals, Dortmund coaching search continues and more

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While one German club received some bad news ahead of a Champions League semifinal, another continues to look ahead to next season.

Arturo Vidal is doubtful for the Champions League semifinals against Real Madrid after undergoing knee surgery. (REPORT)

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc did not rule out the idea of keeping Peter Stoger as coach going forward as the club has yet to confirm a coach for next season.

Roma President James Pallotta Pays Fine And Apologises To Mayor After Leaping Into Fountain To Celebrate Win Over Barcelona

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AS Roma club president James Pallotta has paid a fine and apologised to the mayor after celebrating his side's remarkable win over Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals by leaping into a fountain on thePiazza del Popolo.

Pallotta admitted that he spent the next morning waiting for the phone to ring and, sure enough, it wasn't long before he was forking out €450 (approx £390) to local authorities and saying sorry to Virginia Raggi, the Mayor of Rome.

The Rest

News roundup: previewing Orlando, rumor mongering, and World Cup expansion

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Here's the last roundup of the week.

Danny Welbeck is out to prove a point – and doing it well!

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Hi Gooner world, what a way for Arsenal to qualify for the semi-final. That was such a nerve wrecking display from our boys, Roma has really inspired everyone in Europe this week and it is such a wonderful and exciting viewing. Many expected us to blitz through but that was not the case as CSKA [...]