It would be nice to go back to Rome, it’s my old club.
The second legs are to take place on May 1-2 respectively.
Bundesliga champions Bayern – five-time winners of the competition – who named Niko Kovac as their next coach minutes before the draw, eased past Sevilla in their quarter-final.
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Meanwhile, Bayern Munich were drawn to play Real Madrid in the other semi-final, with the German champions at home in the first leg.
“It was not that I thought “Thank God not Bayern, thank God not Real Madrid, yippee Roma” or the other way around”, he told LiverpoolFC.com. The first leg at Anfield will be on either Tuesday April 24th or Wednesday April 25th. “We were knocked out by them last year and we want to do better this year”, Salihamidzic said. Where would they be if Mo was still there?
“I’ve seen them about six times this season and they’ve been all over the place defensively, especially when they played Tottenham”.
The draw revealed that Roma will battle Liverpool and Bayern Munich will face Real Madrid in the next series.
Many have tipped Jurgen Klopp’s side to challenge for the club’s sixth European crown, but they face a challenging tie against a Roma side who stunned Barcelona to seal their spot in the semis.
“Liverpool have to, and I’m sure they will, look at Roma as a big threat”, he added.
With Captain Ramos returning, their defensive woes should be resolved and it will be a long time before they start conceding 3 goals again. They have to make sure they don’t get spooked by the size of the reward and lose the attitude they’ve had the whole way through.
In 1981, the four teams remaining in the competition were from Italy, England, Germany and Spain.
Real Madrid, who are in the semifinals for the eighth successive time, needed a stoppage-time goal from Cristiano Ronaldo to push his team past Juventus in the quarter-final tie. Liverpool were the most convincing by far.