Football
Liverpool reached their first Champions League semi-final

Salah's fitness was the major topic of conversation around Liverpool's team selection before this game - and his decisive contribution in the 56th minute demonstrated exactly why.

Apr.11 - SportLand: Liverpool reached their first Champions League semi-final for 10 years after coming from behind to win at Manchester City and secure an emphatic 5-1 aggregate win.

City made the perfect start as they tried to reel in a 3-0 deficit from the first leg when Raheem Sterling set up Gabriel Jesus for a cool finish after only two minutes - but they never recovered from a contentious incident just before half-time that saw manager Pep Guardiola sent off.

Bernardo Silva had struck the post and with Liverpool under intense pressure, Leroy Sane scrambled home what City thought was a crucial second.

The goal was ruled out for offside even though the ball came off Liverpool's James Milner and Guardiola marched on to the pitch in an explosion of fury to remonstrate with referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz.

Salah's fitness was the major topic of conversation around Liverpool's team selection before this game - and his decisive contribution in the 56th minute demonstrated exactly why.

The striker was substituted in the first leg with a groin problem but was fully fit and restored at the start as Liverpool protected that three-goal lead from Anfield.

The outburst saw him forced to watch the second half from the stands.

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