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Are the AS Roma's goals enough for a remontada?

Liverpool 5-2 AS Roma: Are the Italian’s goals enough for a remontada?

April 24, 2018 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
One of the greatest comebacks in world football could be on the cards in the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League.

It was almost an exhibition for Liverpool who was cruising to victory until a simple tweak in the respective setups of the teams changed the dynamics of the semi-final encounter. Jurgen Klopp, after seeing his side put five goals past a hapless Roma side, ejected one of his most influential players in Mohamed Salah. 

His side was made to pay the price six minutes later as Edin Dzeko pulled one back for the visitors. Diego Perotti, who was brought on for defender Juan Jesus as a tactical switch by Eusebio De Francesco, subsequently converted from the penalty spot to give the Giallorossi a glimmer of hope ahead of the return leg in Rome.

Although the result is generally satisfactory for the Reds, there is a little cause for concern taking a quick glance at the fightback Roma instigated against Barcelona to end up in the Last 4. With Peter Drury’s piece of literature in describing the unthinkable which happened inside the Stadio Olimpico still reverberating in our cerebrum, it is only logical to consider the possibility of another resurgence being served up.

It has happened before. Barcelona overturned a four-goal deficit to eliminate PSG in the Round of 16 last season, Deportivo La Coruna recovered from a three-goal disadvantage to win 5-4 against AC Milan in 2004 and AS Monaco upset Real Madrid to progress to the semi-final of the Champions League after suffering a 4-2 defeat at the Bernabeu back in the 2003/2004 quarter-final.

Keenly perusing Liverpool’s performance at the latter stage and AS Roma’s zeal to fight on, a replica of the scenario at the Stadio Olimpico could be very catastrophic for the Reds. 

 

 


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