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“I think it was our best away game in the Champions League – not only this year, last year too. ... Liverpool v Barcelona (20:00 BST, Agg: 0-3) Liverpool have it all to do tonight. Roma through from 4-1 down! Dzeko scored inside six minutes before winning a penalty that Daniele De Rossi thumped home just before the hour mark. The players did their best to make sure the party was even better after beating Chelsea 5-3. In a quite remarkable game at a raucous Stadio Olimpico, a complacent Barcelona were undone by a Roma side brimming with belief. 79 likes 79. They had more than one foot in the next round, and could presumably stroll through the return leg and still advance. The problem for Liverpool was Barcelona are ‘a side like this’ and, crucially, Lionel Messi is ‘a player like this’. Liverpool vs Barcelona: 2018/19. Eight of the Barcelona players who started in Rome, began Wednesday’s game – including Messi. 'But lose, and Liverpool's quest for glory in the north will fizzle out like a Dothraki cavalry charge. If you liked this article why not check out: To Return or Not Return: The Dilemma Facing Footballers, Charles graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Psychology with Sport and Exercise Science. “He simply didn't turn up… it's little surprise he wasn't able to suddenly snap into action and clean up the mess.”. However, when they lost the first leg 4-1 in Milan, they were completely written off. The world’s best player could muster just one clear-cut chance in the dying moments, failing to get sufficient connection on the shot. They kept pressing, and soon enough, Neymar turned provider, dinking a perfect cross for Sergi Roberto to gleefully finish. pic.twitter.com/GCskAJPt40, — deх (вall dnт lιe) (@balldntlie) April 10, 2018. And if the Stadio Olimpico was rocking last season, then Anfield should be even louder on Tuesday as the fans urge the players to write another chapter in Liverpool’s rich history in the European Cup. Goals from Walter Pandiani, Juan Valeron and Albert Luque saw them lead 3-0 at half-time, and leading the tie on away goals. In last years format alone, we witnessed two, quite frankly, ridiculous comebacks in both of the semi-finals. It was followed by an even later Ousmane Dembele miss for the home side that would have killed it off. However, Kopites far and wide will never write their beloved team off no matter the size of the task that awaits then. Off the back of the Roma comeback the season before, Barcelona were keen to ensure that they would not be humiliated once more this season. 5. Dislike. Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool came up against a star-studded AC Milan side. 'Not many teams dominate at the Nou Camp… we've got belief... 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'That Arlo White Game of thrones opening commentary for Liverpool vs Newcastle? Article Reactions. An away goal from Edin Dzeko gave them a glimmer of hope, however even the most die hard Roma fans conceded hope, as they faced a challenge far too big. Going into 3 minutes of injury time, it seemed certain that Bayern would lift the coveted trophy. Let us know your thoughts in the comments! The problem for Liverpool was Barcelona are ‘a side like this’ and, crucially, Lionel Messi is ‘a player like this’. Captain Danielle De Rossi then scored from the spot in the 58th minute. Substitute Fran sealed the 4-0 win to mark the biggest Champions League comeback ever, a record that would take over a decade to be broken. However, what followed in the second half was nothing short of jaw-dropping. And commentator Arlo White decided to drop some references to the television phenomenon ahead of Newcastle against Liverpool. Having been on the receiving end of two Champions League comebacks on this list, this time it is Barcelona who achieved the impossible. Jurgen Klopp’s side raced into a three-nil lead thanks to goals from Naby Keita, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Gini Wijnaldum. Everyone watched eagerly as they expected an equaliser to soon be scored. Like. Dislike. Lionel Messi was in fabulous form as the Blaugrana won 3-0 at the Camp Nou, putting them in a great position to reach the final in Madrid on June 1. Like the entry above it, this Champions League comeback also came in the final. Already without two key men of their own, Liverpool will be hoping that lightning strikes twice on Tuesday and Messi has an off day. All you need to know about the 2020 Europa League final including date, venue and kick-off t... All you need to know about the 2020 Europa League final including date, venue and kick-off time - with the match live on... All you need to know about the 2020 Europa League final including date, venue and kick-off tim... All you need to know about the 2020 Europa League final including date, venue and kick-off time - with the match live on BT Sport. This goal meant the score stood at 5-3 to PSG, with Barca needing 3 goals to go through. "Anonymous,” was the verdict on Messi from Spanish newspaper AS after the Roma defeat. And they called Roma the easiest opposition you could face in the quarter finals alongside Sevilla.