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Roma president confident of beating Liverpool in Champions League semifinal


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AS Roma‘s chairman, James Pallota, discusses UEFA Champions League semifinal draw against Liverpool and former player Mohamed Salah.

The UEFA Champions League draw, which took place today at Nyon, Switzerland, wittnessed a face-off between Liverpool against AS Roma and Real Madrid against Bayern Munich. 

After the draw, the American business man commented, “It’s a great draw! I like it. ”

“It will be like a derby. Liverpool is owned by Boston’s boy, John Henry, so it will be fun and it will be nice to see Salah again. He called me the other night, I wrote him a message but I did not talk to him today because I was busy in meetings.”

When asked whether it will be a time for the revenge of the 1984 Champions League final, when Liverpool managed to defeat with penalties, Pallota stated, “I do not think it’s a revenge, it’s another generation. It should be a good match that we can not wait for it. ”

“Of course we can win, why could not we? We played against Barcelona , which should be the strongest team in the world. In the past 5 years we have never played so well, we know that they play well too. Of course we can win,” Pallota added.

“We just have to try and play and make no mistakes, play the whole game. When you get to this point and play against these 3-4 teams you have to eliminate as many mistakes as possible, because these teams are ready to exploit them. If we play like with Barcelona we have chances “, he concluded.

The first leg will be held at Anfield on either April 24 or 25 before the Premier League side travel to play the second leg at Stadio Olimpico on May 1 or 2.

A pre-dental student majoring in Applied Kinesiology at Rutgers University, Emergency Medical Technician, Reporter at and a devoted Real Madrid fan.

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