Roma owner Pallotta declares Liverpool showdown the 'Boston derby'

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After Roma pulled off the improbable comeback earlier this week against Barcelona at the Stadio Olimpico, i Lupi travel as a fearless pack, continuing their Cinderella UEFA Champions League run to Kyiv by clashing with Liverpool in the semi-final phase of the tournament.

The Champions League's final four includes three traditional heavyweights and a team that has never lifted the fable trophy before in AS Roma.

Everything went right for the Romans - they've beaten Barcelona and are onto the first Champions League semifinal in the club's history and only the third semifinal in any European competition. Here, he could have easily been sent off for a late challenge on Nicolás Otamendi, leading to a similar result.

"Beating Barcelona? We knew we were a good team and that we'd started to take the Coach's ideas on board". Bayern come into this game with the Bundesliga wrapped up, but a lackluster showing against Sevilla, but one that was good enough to get them to the next round.

Roma's official Twitter account also tweeted after the draw saying: 'We'll be opponents for 180 minutes, but whatever happens we'll remain friends for life.

"Of course, I have happy memories". Yet Roma hardly put a foot wrong in this year's competition until their first-leg defeat at the Camp Nou. Well you know I was, but it's close.

If there is one universal truth in the world of sports, it's that no one likes sports people from Boston. Sergio Ramos will be back following his one game suspension for yellow card accumulation, and Rafael Varane will likely be paired alongside. Lucas Vázquez, for whatever reason, looked to be taking Cristiano Ronaldo's knockdown on his chest instead of just trying to header in from the edge of the six yard box, but he won the penalty. Brazil's number one was back-up to Wojciech Szczesny last season but has emerged as one of Serie A's best, a true sweeper-keeper mopping up problems behind his defence and launching attacks with his feet, not to mention leaving more than one attacker sprawling in the dirt with a feint or dummy. However, the star for LFC was their 19-year-old fullback Trent Alexander-Arnold who shut down Leroy Sane in both leg's.

Sure, Bayern's James Rodriguez is on loan from Real Madrid and Toni Kroos once plied his trade for the Bavarians.

LFC now face a Roma team that I characterize as "inexperienced experience".

"The 1984 final? I wasn't born then!"

Together, Roma and Liverpool share a few similarities in terms of their owners/ownership groups.

Though the two clubs are not considered to be heavy rivals, there is a past and Roma certainly would like to exact revenge for that 1983-84 final by besting Liverpool to make their return to the club football's grandest stage once again.

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