Italian club Roma entered the UEFA Champions League semi-finals after staging a dramatic comeback in the second leg of their quarter-final tie against Catalan giants Barcelona, overcoming a three-goal deficit to win 3-0 at home. In the second second-leg game, Liverpool produced another scintillating display to outsmart runaway league leaders Manchester City after coming from behind to win 2-1 at The Etihad and progress to the semi-finals on a 5-1 aggregate.

Roma inflicted one of the biggest upsets of the competition after mauling Barcelona 3-0. The Catalan giants had beaten the Italian club 4-1 in their first-leg quarter-final clash at the Camp Nou last Wednesday and looked favourites to reach the last-four stage. But it was Roma who completely dominated the game and progressing to the semifinals on the away-goal rule.

Edin Dzeko opened the scoring in the 6th minute to lead Barcelona 1-0 at the end of the first half. Daniele De Rossi then converted a penalty in the 58th minute before Kostas Manolas scored in the 82nd minute to take them through to the semi-finals on away goals.

Elsewhere at The Etihad, Manchester City made the best of starts with Gabriel Jesus netting the opener in the 2nd minute of the match before Liverpool turned on the tables, winning 2-1 and 5-1 on aggregate.

In tonight’s games, Bayern Munich will face Sevilla at the Allianz Arena while Real Madrid will host Juventus.


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