Despite winning the second leg encounter against Liverpool 4-2, Roma crashed out of the semi-finals of the Champions league on goals aggregate 6-7. All eyes were on wonder boy, Mohammed Salah but he was a shadow of himself, leaving the centre stage to Sadio Mane, clearly the man of the match, to open scoring for the visitors in the 9th min.
James Milner own goal in the 15th min, though from pressure, raise the waning hopes of the home-side raise. The Red’s Wijnadum raise the tally to two in the 25th min, sealing Roma’s hope. They however put up a hard fight but could only get another goal through Edin Dzeko in the 57th min and another from a 25 yards drive by Radja Nainggolan in the 86th mins and another through a penalty, 90+3mins
That was all and the two penalties fans and commentators alike claimed the referee denied Roma carried no weight in the end, though one finally came in the dying minutes of extra-time. Liverpool goalie Loris Karius had caught the ball, moved backwards and crossed his own line. The second time, Trent Alexander-Arnold deflected a cross to Roma’s Patrik Schick and then throws himself at the forward’s shot with his arms up.
It should definitely have been a penalty but the referee didn’t see it. That was the second penalty scare the Reds have had.”
Roma loss means the final is between the English side and the Spanish side and defending Champion, Real, on May 26.