Guardiola, Liverpool slapped with UEFA charges

Champions League semi final

Champions League semi final

A 2-1 win over Manchester City secured progress to the Reds' first Champions League semi-final in a decade with a 5-1 aggregate win at the Etihad Stadium.

Salah bagged his 39th goal of the season in all competitions to make it 1-1 at the Etihad Stadium before Firmino netted the victor in the 77th minute to give Liverpool a 5-1 victory on aggregate over the Premier League leaders. Not that I don't respect Roma, they are fantastic team.

Guardiola played an attacking lineup, with just three defenders against Liverpool's front trio, and the gamble looked as if it might pay off in the first half.

The home side totally dominated the first half but were denied a second by fine margins, with Bernardo Silva hitting the post and Leroy Sane seeing a goal harshly ruled out for offside.

"I say congratulations to the players in this competition because they have been so good".

Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco, lauded for his tactical approach to the match, said there was no reason why his team could not go all the way to the final. It would have been different to go in 2-0. The goal for Gabriel Jesus in Anfield is a goal, it's not offside. His football was considered too wild to be consistent, his bouncy demeanour reflecting a team perpetually on the edge - of collapse, of madness - and thus incapable of controlling a competition.

However, in the end, Manchester City failed as both Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino scored two very crucial away goals much to the happiness of the ecstatic away fans. He's special. When everybody sees things, he likes to decide the opposite.

Pep Guardiola's current torrid time as Manchester City manager took a further turn for the worse Wednesday with news that Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings into his "improper conduct".

With the title still to be wrapped up, Guardiola called on his players to make one last push at the end of what had been a fabulous campaign until the last seven days.

Guardiola admitted he was concerned by the appointment of Mateu after he took charge of City's game against Monaco in the last-16 last season and booked Sergio Aguero for a dive when he was caught by goalkeeper Danijel Subasic in the penalty area.

"This is a fundamental issue for our members and in the coming months we will be working hard to create a fairer and better model for financial distribution and solidarity". "But I think it shows a lot how we came out second half and went again, put in that performance and got the result".

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