Rome against history, no one has ever managed to overturn a 5-2 first leg

NUMBERS AND CURIOSITIES ROME-LIVERPOOL – Al'Olimpico returns Liverpool to face the Roma in the semi-final return of the Champions League. At this stage the Reds broke the heart of the Giallorossi fans by winning the 1984 European Cup final. After Phil Neal's advantage and Roberto's Pruzzo draw, the game ended on penalties. Goalkeeper was Bruce Grobbelaar who hypnotized two Roma players and allowed Liverpool to win the fourth European Champion Clubs' Cup in seven years. The Capitoline team is called to another great company after a comeback on Barcelona : overturn the 5-2 of the first leg. Let's analyze in detail the numbers and the curiosities of the challenge

WHERE WE WERE REMAINED – In the first leg match at Anfield Road, the Reds dragged by former Salah and Firmino – who scored twice each – scored five times in the first 70 minutes, but goals by Dzeko and Perotti on penal rigor make the passive for the Giallorossi less heavy: ends 5-2 . The Reds have never lost against the Giallorossi in the Champions League / Champions League, with a record of 2 wins and 2 draws. One of these is obviously the final of 1984 won on penalties at the Olimpico

PERFORMANCE IN CHAMPIONS – Roma at home has never lost in this season of Champions League: the budget at the Olimpico is 4 wins and a draw. Liverpool away never lost: 3 wins and 2 draws. But what matters for the Giallorossi is being able to recover 3 goals: in the home games it counts 8 goals scored and none suffered. The team of Klopp in the outdoor has 18 goals scored and 5 conceded.

WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE 5-2 – No team has ever managed to overturn a 5-2 immediately in the first leg in Champions League. The last time such a score occurred was in 1999/2000, when the Valencia eliminated the Lazio with a 5-3 aggregate (5-2 on the first leg , 0-1 on return). The first leg between Rome and Liverpool was also the match with the most goals scored in a Champions League semi-final since 1995, when the Ajax imposed on Bayern Monaco with the same score

THE NUMBERS OF THE ATTACK REDS -Salah has reached a quota of 43 seasonal networks in all competitions, four less than the record of Ian Rush . With Firmino they both scored 10 goals in this edition of the Champions League. Milne r has nine assists in the Champions League, a season record. Liverpool are the first team after Barcelona in 2014/15 to have two double-digit players in a season of this competition.

THE ATTACK OF ROME IS DZEKO – The Giallorossi attack in the Champions League lives instead of the Bosnian goals. Dzeko in fact went to the net this season 7 times out of 11 appearances. He scored in the last four matches of Roma in the Champions League, including the first leg in Anfield Road . Seven goals are his best score in the competition and at the Olimpico against Liverpool he could improve it. Seven goals in the Champions League had never scored them, neither with Manchester City, nor with Wolfsburg

REDS 7 ON 9 CE DO THEM – This is the tenth semifinal of Liverpool in this competition: so far they have arrived to the final on 7 occasions out of 9, missing the appointment only in 1965 against Inter and in 2008 against Chelsea .

WHAT DOES THE ROME WITH THE ENGLISH – Roma prevailed in the first three knockout comparisons against English teams, but later came out six times out of six. In the group stage he beat Chelsea at home (3-0) and tied in London (3-3)

WHAT DOES LIVERPOOL WITH THE ITALIANS – The overall budget of Liverpool against the Italian teams is 10 wins (including the one on Roma in the first leg) 5 draws and 11 losses. There are four stages of the round and two eliminations against knockouts.

Giulia Spiniello

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