As Liverpool locked horns with Premier League rivals Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final – winning 5-1 on aggregate – Roma were surmounting a sensational comeback over Catalan giants Barcelona.
Going into the match 4-1 down on aggregate, Eusebio Di Francesco’s men needed to win 3-0 on the night to progress to the semi-finals, and as Kostas Manolas glanced a header past Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the dying moments of the match, that feat was achieved.
He told reporters (according to Goal): “I walked up the stairs and someone told me.
“I thought it was a joke. Not that I don’t respect Roma, they are fantastic team. I just wasn’t expecting it, but knew it was possible.”
He continued: “They lost Mo Salah and they are in the semis – it’s a big thing!” NaijaBet.com
Liverpool and Roma will learn their fate this coming Friday afternoon, with the draw taking place in Switzerland, and they are joined by Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, who overcame Juventus and Sevilla respectively.
Roma’s famous victory now means the capital club have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 1984, while for Liverpool it has been exactly a decade since they last featured in this stage of the prestigious tournament. NaijaBet.com
The first leg will take place on Tuesday April 24 and Wednesday April 25, while the second leg will kick-off on Tuesday May 1 and Wednesday May 2.