- Liverpool qualifies for 8th UCL Final
- First since losing to AC Milan in 2007
- Will face Real Madrid on May 26 in Kiev
- WATCH: Goals from Mane, Wijnaldum
Georginio Wijnaldum and Sadio Mane scored in Wednesday’s 4-2 UEFA Champions League semifinal second leg loss as Liverpool advanced past Roma 7-6 on aggregate to clinch a berth opposite Real Madrid in the final.
Liverpool’s eighth UCL Final berth ties Barcelona for the fifth-most all-time, behind Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich, and AC Milan.
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Nainngolan’s mistake on the left of midfielder allowed Liverpool a 3v2 break on i Lupi.
Roberto Firmino led the rush, and his pass was in tune with Sadio Mane’s run. The Senegalese forward buried his chance beyond the reach of Alisson.
The lead didn’t last, as Roma got a goal back when Patrik Schick’s pressure forced Dejan Lovren into a clearance that bounded off James Milner’s face and past Loris Karius. Roma would again need three more goals, and had 75 minutes.
Alisson dragged his back leg to make a great save on Mane, but Wijnaldum restored the four-goal cushion in the 26th minute with a header off a corner kick.
Stephan El Shaarawy saw a deflected effort bound off the post in the 35th minute.
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El Shaarway’s 52nd minute shot rebounded to Dzeko, who scored for the fifth-straight UCL game to pull Roma within three.
Cenzig Under flicked an over-the-top pass toward goal, but it bounded to Karius as it remained 2-2 at the hour mark.
Trent Alexander-Arnold could’ve given away a penalty when he blocked an in-tight shot with his hand, but there was no call.
Nainngolan smashed a 23-yard shot across goal and off both goal posts to make it 3-2 in the 87th minute.
Ragnar Klavan handled a ball in the second of three minutes of stoppage time, and Nainngolan scored that one, too.