Liverpool vs Roma Head To Head History

The Italian side AS Roma will storm Anfield as Liverpool face the Italian team for the sixth time when both teams trade tackles in the Champions League Semi-Final on Tuesday evening.

The records show that the first-ever meeting between the two sides was on 30 May 1984 in the European Cup final played at the Stadio Olimpico, Liverpool took the lead through Phil Neal before an equaliser by Roberto Pruzzo took the game into a penalty shoot-out.

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The shoot-out saw Bruce Grobbelaar emerging as the hero, Francesco Graziani of Roma kicked his penalty over the bar before Alan Kennedy scored to hand Liverpool their fourth European Cup success.

After 1984, both teams did not meet again until 15 February 2001 when Roma squared up with Liverpool in the fourth round of the UEFA Cup at the Stadio Olimpico.

A brace by Michael Owen saw Liverpool take a 2-0 lead back to Anfield for the return leg. It was a tough encounter for Liverpool in the second leg played on 22 February 2001 as Liverpool lost 1-0 to Roma at Anfield, the goal was scored by Gianni Guigou.

Liverpool, however, won the tie and progressed up to the final where they faced Spanish side Alaves, the final was one of the most intriguing European Cup matches ever, as Liverpool would go on to win the competition in a crazy 5-4 victory over Alaves in a fascinating Cup final.


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The two clubs met again the same year on 5 December 2001 in the second Group Stage of the Champions League. The first leg took place at the Stadio Olimpico and it ended in a barren draw, in the return leg played on 19 March 2002, Liverpool needed a win at Anfield to progress ahead of the Italian team on Head to Head record.

Liverpool came into this match needing a win to qualify from the group and they got things started in the best possible way when Liverpool was awarded a penalty after just seven minutes and Jari Litmanen expertly converted the spot kick to give the Reds a vital lead.

Liverpool’s victory and qualification were confirmed by a second goal scored by Emile Heskey, he nodded in a superb ball in from Danny Murphy to double the lead.

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Roma has the upper going by the head to head meeting between both teams and the Reds will be hoping that their terrific form this season will count in their favour when they take on Roma on Tuesday night in the first leg Semi-Final Champions League match.


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