5/3/2018 12:32:57 AM (GMT+3)

Liverpool hold off Roma to reach Champions League final

Liverpool hold off Roma to reach Champions League final

ROME, Italy: Liverpool entered the Champions League final after riding their luck to contain a fired-up AS Roma in a 4-2 defeat here on Wednesday that sent them through 7-6 on aggregate.

The five-time European champions, who will face holders Real Madrid in the May 26 final, twice took the lead but were forced to hang on in the second half as Roma created chances before Radja Nainggolan’s two late goals put them ahead on the night.

"We never do it the easy way unfortunately," Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said. "It was an amazing effort. In the first half we did well and scored some good goals. Overall we handled the situation well apart from the last 10 minutes."

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