Thursday, May 3, 2018

Liverpool Win 7-6 on Aggregate in Semi-final Second Leg

Liverpool reached the Champions League final for the first time since 2007, after seeing off combative Roma with an incredible 7-6 aggregate win – despite losing a dramatic second leg to the Italian side. 

It was surely, a crazy night – but it got off to a perfect start for the Reds when Sadio Mane finished a counter-attack with a superb goal in the ninth minute. An unlucky own goal from James Milner six minutes later levelled the score, but Gini Wijnaldum headed his first away goal for Liverpool in the twenty-fifth minute.  

Roma’s Edin Dzeko made it 2-2 in the fifty-second minute before his fellow teammate Radja Nainggolan ensured a nervy finish with a quick-fire brace in the final five minutes. 

Anyway, Jurgen Klopp's men held on until the final whistle. They can be mighty proud of themselves because they will take on 12-time winners Real Madrid in Kiev, Ukraine on Saturday, May 26. 

This 4-2 defeat was the first time Liverpool lost in the competition this season – but what’s important was they escaped a Barcelona-style collapse. 

Furthermore, this match was the highest-scoring semi-final in Champions League history. 

Kopites can now dream of a sensational sixth European Cup success. Bring on Real Madrid!

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