Liverpool draw AS Roma in Champions League semi-final

Alessandro Florenzi and Daniele De Rossi of Roma celebrate at Olimpico Stadium in Rome Italy

Liverpool attacking sensation Mohamed Salah has revealed how his former teammates at AS Roma have reacted to drawing Liverpool in the semi-finals of the Champions League, rather than Real Madrid of Bayern Munich.

Newly crowned Bundesliga champions Bayern, who announced minutes before Friday's draw that former player Niko Kovac will succeed Jupp Heynckes as coach at the end of the season, eased past Sevilla in their quarter-final.

"This club have been here before and they know how hard it is, regardless of who you are playing, to get to the final and try and win this trophy", he said.

Roma are fourth in Serie A - 21 points behind leaders Juventus. The 2018 final will be played in Kiev.

The Reds famously beat Roma in the European Cup final in 1984 and Salah sees no reason why Jurgen Klopp's men can not lift the trophy again in Kiev next month.

In contrast, Liverpool and Roma played in the 1984 final, the only other season in which the Italian club advanced as far as the semifinals.

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The Gunners will play the first leg at home on Thursday, 26 April, with the second leg a week later on 3 May.

"The second leg was outstanding, it was outstanding what they did".

Danny Welbeck and Aaron Ramsey both scored late in the game for Arsenal to calm nerves after CSKA had raced into a 2-0 lead on the night.

Lazio are in blistering form in the Italian top-flight having won their previous three games, including the 6-2 demolition of Benevento last week.

Defender Andy Robertson said ahead of the draw the team was brimming with confidence after their win over Man City in the quarters. "But this time it's the semi-final so it'll be different", Marseille director Andoni Zubizarreta told IN Sports.

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