Champions League: Bayern to face Real, Liverpool to play Roma in semis

Roma's players celebrate after eliminating Barcelona in the Champions League

Roma's Alisson: It will be beautiful to meet Salah again

Just like AS Roma advertised, they were drawn with Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final and immediately after the fixtures were confirmed, they contacted former player Salah.

German champions Bayern and holders Real have met 24 times in Europe's premier competition and have eleven wins each from those encounters.

James' manager in Bavaria, Jupp Heynckes, claimed that he wasn't fussy over who Bayern Munich would have to face in the semi finals following their 2-1 aggregate victory over Sevilla on Wednesday.

Bayern have not been to a Champions League final since 2013, beating a Klopp-coached Borussia Dortmund in what was also a last game for Heynckes before his first retirement. "These are two clubs with a great tradition in European football and two teams who play very attractive football".

But despite championing Jurgen Klopp's side as the strongest team in the competition - Le Saux warned the Merseyside outfit that they must not underestimate Roma. "If anybody think this is the easiest draw then I can not help this person; they obviously didn't see both games against Barcelona".

"In the first result, the 4-1, it was not like the game was - it was Messi genius against a good side of Roma".

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In fact, Roma tweeted shortly after Friday's draw about how they were excited to see the Egyptian once again and that there would only be a competitive rivalry across the two legs.

Real, who have won the competition 12 times, reached the semi-finals by fighting off a remarkable Juventus comeback before Ronaldo scored a late penalty to give them a 4-3 win on aggregate.

"It is work and no problem with that and now we are looking forward of course to the first game".

Reacting to the draw, Roma captain Daniele De Rossi told his club's website: "We have seen the draw now and, it would have changed little whoever we had got".

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. Liverpool have made a statement, similar to ours, knocking out the team that I thought might be the favourites to win it all, Manchester City. "The fans are unbelievable - they always showed me love and respect". Find us on Facebook too!

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