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It was a draw that brought delight to Merseyside and Rome and anguish to Madrid and Munich.

The Champions League semi-final draw was made on Friday and it ensured that one of this season’s cinderella sides, Liverpool or Roma will be in the final in Kiev as they were drawn against each other, in a rematch of the 1984 European Cup Final that Liverpool won 1-0.

Two heavyweights in the draw, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will meet in the other semi-final. The first leg will be the 25th match between the sides, making it the most played fixture in UEFA club competition. It will also be the sides’ seventh semi-final meeting. Bayern have won four to Real Madrid’s two so far.

Arsenal have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-finals.

The Gunners booked their place in the final four with a nervy 6-3 aggregate win over CSKA Moscow on Thursday evening, drawing 2-2 on the night in Russia.

Victory in the competition represents Arsenal’s only serious chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season, with the north London club sitting in sixth place in the Premier League.

In the other semi-final tie, Olympique Marseille face FC Red Bull Salzburg, who both advanced following fine comeback wins over RB Leipzig and Lazio respectively.

Sergio Ramos could face additional ban after watching end of Real Madrid win over Juventus on the touchline… which would see him miss semi-final

He was spotted by the TV cameras gesticulating wildly at the mouth of the tunnel as his team-mates toiled having seen their 3-0 aggregate lead whittled away.

UEFA’s regulations specify that a suspended player cannot enter the field of play or the tunnel before or during a match. Ramos may or may not have been on the field. But he seemed to be communicating with Real Madrid players or staff during the game, and at one point appeared to get in an argument with Juventus manager Max Allegri. And he clearly had entered the tunnel.

Cristiano Ronaldo has added yet another astonishing goal-scoring record to his remarkable collection of statistics after netting against Juventus in the Champions League.

Ronaldo scored at the Bernabeu against the Italian champions in the second leg of their quarter-final on Wednesday night, in the most dramatic of circumstances.

It was the Portuguese hitman’s 15th goal in the 2017-18 competition – the third-highest goal tally for an individual player in a season.

The top two seasons are held, unsurprisingly, by Ronaldo, for two of his other phenomenal European seasons for Real.

They had battled back from a three-goal deficit and were dreaming of a Miracle in Madrid. Then, deep into added time, Cristiano Ronaldo broke Juve’s hearts.

In scenes of high drama, even by the standards of one of football’s greatest stages, Real were awarded a last-gasp penalty by English referee Michael Oliver, Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was sent off for his full-throated protest and Ronaldo nailed the winner from the spot.

Comebacks can be contagious and whatever Barcelona and Roma had on Tuesday, Madrid and Juventus had a serious dose of it 24 hours later. This time the patient survived.

Ernesto Valverde admits Barcelona’s 3-0 defeat to Roma ‘is a big blow for us mentally’ but insists ‘I can’t criticise my players for anything’.

Barca’s performance during Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg was widely considered to be their worst of the season, while Valverde came under fire for not making any substitutions until the final 15 minutes.

“We can only keep our heads up because there’s no other way,” the Coach said after his side’s elimination.

“They had a great game, they overcame us and we have to congratulate them. We weren’t able to play our game and the dressing room has been very affected, although it’s normal after a defeat like this.

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has apologised to fans after being knocked out of the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Barcelona went out of the competition on away goals after Roma won 3-0 on the night to level the aggregate score at 4-4.

Bartomeu spoke after the defeat at the Stadio Olimpico and said Barcelona let down the fans who travelled.

He said: ‘I’m really sorry. Roma were the better team on the pitch. Roma believed and showed that when you try hard, you can achieve your objectives.

‘Of course [this defeat] affects us, but we have some important games coming up and the players will recover.’

The miracle comeback happened but it happened in Rome.

Barcelona delivered their worst performance of the season and crashed out of the Champions League losing 3-0 to Roma.

Former Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko was the hero. He got the first and it was his away goal at the Camp Nou that sent Roma through on an extraordinary night.

Barcelona fell behind after just six minutes when Daniele De Rossi lofted a perfect pass from deep midfield into the path of Edin Dzeko and after a couple of touches he put it past Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone said he would rather have a Europa League trophy than a Champions League final loss on his resume.

Simeone’s Atletico host Portuguese visitors Sporting CP in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday.

Atletico dropped down to the Europa League after failing to progress beyond the Champions League group stage this season.

The Spanish capital club are no stranger to Europe’s second-tier competition, having claimed the trophy in 2009-10 and 2011-12, and Simeone insisted he is motivated to win a third crown after tasting Champions League defeat in the 2014 and 2016 deciders.

Ernesto Valverde believes Barcelona’s 4-1 Champions League win over Roma was deserved, despite its rather fortuitous nature.

The Catalan side started poorly and rarely looked comfortable, even after taking a 3-0 lead, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen required to impress in the home goal late on at Camp Nou.

Edin Dzeko cut Barca’s advantage, but Luis Suarez’s 87th-minute strike restored a three-goal margin to give them complete control of the tie.

Although it was a rather ordinary Blaugrana performance that was assisted by own goals from Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas, Valverde was unperturbed.