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Roma's 'destiny' to play Liverpool, says Di Francesco

Roma's 'destiny' to play Liverpool, says Di Francesco

In Friday's draw, the Italian side were duly paired with the Premier League club, and because Roma were drawn out second, they will play the second leg at home on May 2.

The Giallorossi were today drawn against Jurgen Klopp's side in the semi-final, where they'll face their former star Mohamed Salah.

The website link was swiftly taken down but not before conspiracy theorists took to social media and online forums to claim UEFA, European football's governing body, had fixed the draw.

Madrid and Bayern have never met in the final despite a combined 25 appearances in the 63-year-old competition's title game but this will be their seventh semi-final meeting.

Third-placed Lazio and fourth-placed AS Roma will do battle in the Rome Derby at the Stadio Olimpico in the Serie A on Sunday night.

After Barcelona and Manchester City - the runaway leaders in Spain and England respectively - crashed out on Tuesday, Bayern are the only team left in Europe who can still win the treble.

Franck Ribery wasted the best chance of the first half when he created space inside the area on 37 minutes only to fire straight at Soria, who punched away the Frenchman's powerful drive.

Robben then cut back inside with a trademark run that resulted in James' shot being comfortably saved by Soria, as Bayern's frustration at their inability to put Sevilla to bed grew.

He also said Roma Striker Edin Dzeko would be a very dangerous player against Liverpool.

"And of course it happened".

"We can be proud of what we've done here, and all throughout this Champions League".

Odds correct at the time of writing. This will be their first Champions League semi-final since 2008, when they lost to Chelsea. Last year, the Spanish newspaper AS suggested that UEFA had used heated balls to keep Spanish sides apart.

The draw was made at 12.15 pm British time or 1.15 pm Central European Time.

Tempers flared late on when Correa was dismissed for clattering Martinez just before the final whistle.