Roma fought well yesterday night. They wanted to rewrite the history. By heavy contesting fight, they earned a great victory also. But considering two legs they failed to match with Liverpool. After 11 years the five times winners of UCL has confirmed their ticket of Champions League final once again. Through this, Liverpool broke the dream of Roma.
In last Wednesday at the home venue of Roma Stadio Olimpico in the return leg of semi-final Roma won by 4 – 2 goals. But in last week they faced a big defeat at the Anfield and so, considering two legs, Liverpool won by 7 – 6 goals aggregation and moved to the final.
After the defeat at the Anfield, Roma had to do something big and unexpected thing. In the last quarter-final, against Barcelona Roma made a history and so, they were in full confidence in the match against EPL club Liverpool.
Roma’s biggest threat was Salah who has won the English player of the year title. He was captured in all the match by the local team. He attacked twice in first six minutes and increased the hope of winning the match. But there were plenty of chances were wasted. Roma started to attack since the beginning and kept the pressure on the Reds defence since the beginning.
But all in a sudden in 9th minutes of the game, the Reds took a chance of Roma’s fault and went ahead. From the midfield the wrong pass of Nainggolan, Firmino passed the ball. And Sadio Mane took the ball into the box and found the net for the first time. He missed the number of chances in the first leg.
Roma was in under pressure but in 15th minutes of the game, with the luck, they found the desiring net. In 25th minutes of the game, once against Liverpool went ahead. The ball came from the corner which was failed to secure by the local team.
Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum did not miss his mark at the goal post. So, the scoreline was ended with 7 – 3. The first half ended with the result.
Roma’s dream was coming to an end but Dzeko once against showed his quality. In the 8th minutes of the 2nd half, the shot of El Shaarawy was stopped by the goalkeeper but in return ball, the Bosnian forward found the net. Just a few minutes later within the difference in two minutes, the two more chances were wasted.
In 86th minutes of the game, Belgium midfielder took a long shot and found the net and so, the local team was being hopeful again. But they needed two more goals. But in additional minutes, they found one. So, their dream was broken.