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Champions League: 4 record-breaking stats from the second leg between Roma and Liverpool

Akshaj Sinha
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Liverpool celebrate after qualifying for the UEFA Champions League final
Liverpool celebrate after qualifying for the UEFA Champions League final

AS Roma beat Liverpool 4-2 in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. However, the win wasn't enough for the Italian side to advance to the final, as Liverpool held on to a 7-6 aggregate win.

The goalscoring began swiftly when Sadio Mane's opener was cancelled out by an own goal by James Milner before Georginio Wijnaldum restored the Reds' lead in the 25th minute, before Edin Dzeko's equalizer early in the second half gave Roma a glimmer of hope of staging another comeback.

But the Romans couldn't capitalize on their momentum and left it a tad too late as a Radja Nainggolan brace in the final 10 minutes of the game proved to be futile since AS Roma ran out of time and Liverpool subsequently booked their ticket to Kiev for the final of the Champions League against Real Madrid.

On that note, here is a look at some key stats from the game:

#5 Liverpool reach 40 Champions League goals this season in record time

A.S. Roma v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg
Wijnaldum doubled Liverpool's lead in the first half

Two goals on Wednesday night from Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum in the semi-final of the Champions League ensured that Liverpool took their goal tally to 40 goals in Europe this season.

It took the Reds only 12 games to accomplish this milestone, making them the quickest team in Champions League history to set this new record. Similarly, Liverpool became only the third in the history of the competition to reach 40 goals in a single season and are only one goal behind second-placed Real Madrid, who scored 41 goals in their triumphant 2013/14 season.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have now scored 130 goals in all competitions this campaign - the second time they have accomplished this in their history.

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