Liverpool vs. AS Roma – Mo Salah returns to Rome
After an impressive performance against Manchester City in Champions League quarter finals winning both legs against the EPL leaders, Liverpool have been drawn against the Italian side AS Roma. Liverpool’s superstar and Premier League top goalscorer, Mohamed Salah who’s enjoying a brilliant season with his new side, returns to Roma to face his ex-teammates after signing with Liverpool last summer. Jurgen Klopp and Co. were very lucky to avoid the European giants Real Madrid and Bayern Munich and are now priced at 3.3 with Unibet to win the UCL trophy. Serie A’s AS Roma produced a stunning comeback, pulling-off one of the biggest upsets in the history and knocking-out Barcelona after an exceptional performance in the 2nd leg when they won 3-0 and qualified further. Liverpool are scoring goals for fun this season in the most important European competition, setting the single-season Champions League record for most goals by an English side with 33 goals netted in the process. They have at least 2 more games to play if they keep performing at the highest level they will definitely add more goals to their record. The Red’s most dangerous player, Mo Salah is simply brilliant and his impact at Liverpool since joining from Roma is huge, scoring 39 goals this term in all competitions and being involved in other 12, a mark unequalled by anyone else in the Premier League. AS Roma showed what they can do against Barcelona, so they shouldn’t be underestimated. The atmosphere will be fabulous in both matches as we are talking about some of the best and loudest fans in Europe.
Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid – The Final from the Semi-Finals
This is a gigantic fixture, a thrilling tie between 2 of Europe’s top-class teams. The reigning champs, Real Madrid are the only team to win the Champions League trophy 2 times in a row and they will try to write history once again and win it for the 3rd consecutive time. But 1st they need to beat Bayern Munich and qualify in the finals which is the most difficult task. The German giants have already won their domestic league title with 6 matches before the end of the season and their main objective right now is to win the UCL trophy. The Bavarians are rarely heavily tested in Bundesliga, but it seems like they are in top shape and can compete against the toughest opponents. Real Madrid needed a dramatic stoppage-time penalty in the 2nd leg against Juventus to book their semi-finals tickets. They are favourites to make it to the final being priced at 1.72 with Pinnacle and they have the advantage of playing the 2nd leg in front of their fans. Ex-Real Madrid star, James Rodriguez, who is currently on two-year loan at Bayern Munich is enjoying a great season with his new club and could return to haunt Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo is the top scorer in the history of the Champions League with 120 goals scored in 150 goals and we expect him to add more to his tally. We expect a high-scoring affair with both sides having the necessary weapons to contribute on the scoreboard in both matches.
The last time the 4 semifinalists were from England, Germany, Italy and Spain was in 1981 and Liverpool were the competition winners. Will the history repeat?