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UEFA Champions League: Liverpool Hold Off AS Roma, To Face Real Madrid For The Title

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| May 3 , 2018 , 15:27 IST

Liverpool reached the final of UEFA Champions League on Wednesday after successfully fending off a rampant AS Roma in the second leg of the semi-final.

After winning the first leg by 5-2, Liverpool were on the receiving end from the Italian side in the second leg. However, the 4-2 result favouring Roma wasn’t enough to see them enter the Final, which Liverpool did with an aggregate of 7-6.

“We are deserved finalists 100 percent,” said Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp. “You don’t come without luck. We needed it only one time tonight.

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“The boys deserve it, the character they showed, the football they showed — it was just crazy. I forgot the score. It was 7-6 right? Unbelievable.” an amazed Klopp said.

The five-times European champions will face Real Madrid in the May 26 final. They suffered a nerve-shredding second half as the Italians pinned them back and scored twice late on through Radja Nainggolan.

“Liverpool did not rob us of anything. They demonstrated they were a great team with some very great players,” Roma coach Eusebio di Francesco said.

“The team that won, won on the details where we were not so good.”