The pairing of American-owned clubs pits a Liverpool team tied to the Boston Red Sox against Roma president James Pallotta, who has a stake in the Boston Celtics. "We have to take it as it is". Liverpool are, in fact, due to face Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on May 2.
The prolific Portuguese tormented Bayern with five goals last season. Twice, a long ball over the top to Džeko was too much for one of Barcelona's center backs, with Samuel Umtiti inexplicably pulling up jogging as Džeko took his touch for the opener, and Gerard Piqué pulling Džeko down for De Rossi's penalty. Announcing their former player Niko Kovac as the next coach just minutes before the draws were announced, FC Bayern showcased their brilliant defense against Spanish side Sevilla in the quarter-finals.
But truth be told, Liverpool - who engineered an upset of their own by eliminating Manchester City - and Roma were probably chuffed to draw each other.
"If we have to do so in order to get to the final, so be it. We really want to be there".
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The Bavarians struggled to find a footing under manager Carlo Ancelotti at the start of the season, after losing to PSG in the Champions League, letting a two-goal lead slip against Wolfsburg and even losing to Hoffenheim.
Arsenal will face Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-finals, while Red Bull Salzburg meet Marseille.
Serie A side Roma produced a remarkable comeback to knock out Barcelona.
Bayern, back in the semifinals for the seventh time in nine seasons, are looking to reach the final for the first time since they won it in 2013. Hopefully we can step up to the plate once again.
Ramos was suspended for the match and was shown by television cameras sitting in the stands during the first half of the tie's second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
The final is scheduled for May 26 in Kiev, where Klitschko is now the mayor.