Three things we learned from Roma v Liverpool

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Sadio Mane has said that Liverpool can "beat any team in the world" ahead of their Champions League final clash with back-to-back winners Real Madrid.

Liverpool Football Club would like to thank all supporters who travelled to Rome for Wednesday evening's Champions League meeting with AS Roma at Stadio Olimpico for their exemplary conduct.

The Reds scored two early goals and that was all they needed to advance 7-6 on aggregate after a 5-2 win in the first leg of the semifinals.

After advancing to the final despite losing the second leg 4-2 in Rome, the team lined up in front of the section with Liverpool fans and held up a banner with the text "Sean Cox you'll never walk alone".

'The boys still had to do the job but it is not too bad for us, for sure. They asked Ronaldo to show Liverpool where they belong when they meet in the finals. "It is a childhood dream to make it to the Champions League final".

Georginio Wijnaldum was one of Liverpool's top performers on the night and finally bagged his first away goal for Liverpool which proved so important come the end of the tie.

"We have to be aware of their [Real] quality, but they have to be aware of ours".

"Let's be realistic here, Real Madrid probably have three or four times the revenue that we do, Bayern Munich have at least double if not three times, Liverpool have more than double the revenue".

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- With 13 goals over the two legs, this is the highest ever scoring Champions League semi-final, overtaking Monaco vs Juventus (4-6) in 1998.

Real, meanwhile, have looked vulnerable at times but Zinedine Zidane's side just know what it takes to win in Europe.

A Nainggolan howler in midfield gave Roberto Firmino the opportunity to barge through, delivering the ball to an unmarked Mane who left Roma goalkeeper Alisson with no chance.

The home fans rediscovered their voice, but their renewed spirits lasted only another 10 minutes before Liverpool retook the lead.

"One Liverpool fan was arrested by Italian police at the turnstiles on suspicion of common assault and a public order offence but we have not been made aware of any other arrests".

Roma equalized six minutes later when Dejan Lovren's attempt to clear an effort from Stephan El Shaarawy ricocheted off teammate James Milner's face back into his own goal.

In added time, Nainggolan converted a penalty following a handball by Ragnar Klavan.

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