English Premier League side Liverpool booked a place in the final of the 2018 UEFA Champions League with a 7-6 aggregate win over AS Roma.
In the second leg of the semi-final played on Wednesday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, the Giallorossis won by 4-2 but failed to make it to the final as the first leg – played barely a week ago – had ended 5-2 in favour of the Reds.
The visitors opened the score at the fully-packed Stadio Olimpico after just nine minutes of play as Senegalese Sadio Mane completed a quick counter.
Though this was equalised with an own goal by James Milner, Liverpool went ahead again with a first goal in the campaign for Dutchman Georginio Wijnaldum.
The second half recorded three more goals.
Eden Dzeko equalised for La Magica before Radja Nainggolan got a brace – the second one from the spot in injury time.
But it was too little too late as the third-placed side in the Italian Serie A missed out on the May 26 final to the third-placed side in the English Premier League.
Liverpool will face Spanish La Liga side Real Madrid in the final in Kiev, Ukraine.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana