A blistering and frenetic 90 minutes of football saw Liverpool come form behind to beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad, sealing a 5-1 aggregate victory and a place in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Gabriel Jesus finished a swift counter-attack to give the hosts a perfect start in the second minute but second half goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino ended any hopes of a comeback. In the night’s other game Roma were able to succeed where City failed, pulling off a stunning 3-0 victory over Barcelona to overturn their 4-1 defeat at the Nou Camp.
As the cameras were glued onto every single touch of the football, Sportsmail took a look at the things you may have missed…
Liverpool players celebrate after Roberto Firmino gave them the lead in the second leg clash
Gallagher takes aim at Pep
Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany were the surprise absences from Manchester City’s starting XI and Liam Gallagher was less than impressed.
The Oasis legend and die-hard City fan took to Twitter to express his anger following the announcement of Pep Guardiola’s line-up on Tuesday evening.
‘No Sergio, no Vincent Kompany, f*** rite off pep as you were LG,’ he wrote prior to kick-off.
He’ll no doubt feel he’s been proven right after his team’s disappointing defeat.
Two Salahs at Anfield?
There is no question that Mohamed Salah has been Liverpool’s star man this season and two Reds fans showed their love for the Egyptian as they arrived at Anfield dressed as him on Tuesday night.
Liverpool played the game on big screens at their ground with hundreds of supporters turning up to cheer on their team together with tickets at the Etihad hard to come by.
And the sight of the ‘two Salahs’ brought smiles to plenty of faces with fans taking the opportunity to grab photos with the pair.
Two fans came dressed as Mo Salah as Liverpool played the game at Anfield on Tuesday night
Italy legends cheer on Roma
Roma faced a huge task in overturning a 3-1 deficit against the mighty Barcelona but there was certainly plenty of inspiration for the Italians in the crowd.
Italy legends Andrea Pirlo, Marco Materazzi, Antonio Cassano, Paolo Maldini and Francesco Totti were all in attendance at the Stadio Olimpico for the huge Champions League clash.
The five retired greats, four of whom were part of the 2006 World Cup winning squad, posed for a group photo prior to Tuesday’s game with Pirlo describing it as a ‘family reunion’.
Left to right: Marco Materazzi, Antonio Cassano, Paolo Maldini and Francesco Totti and Andrea Pirlo pose for a photo prior to the Champions League quarter-final
City selection flummoxes Sky Sports
More than a few eyebrows were raised when Manchester City’s team was announced with Pep Guardiola choosing to leave out both Aguero and Kompany.
And Sky Sports were clearly confused by how Pep Guardiola’s team would line up as they shared the news on their website.
Their line-up saw Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho placed in defence with Nicolas Otamendi and Kyle Walker starting in midfield.
Fortunately for the hosts the team do not take up that formation when they arrived on the pitch.
Sky Sports had a tough time deciding on how Pep Guardiola’s team would be lining up
Salah and Firmino break new ground
Salah and Roberto Firmino got to the goals to seal Liverpool’s place in the semi-finals and in doing so the two forwards got their names in the Reds’ record books.
It was each player’s eighth goal in this season’s tournament, the joint-most by any player in a single European campaign in Liverpool’s history.
The duo overtook the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush and Luis Suarez.
Salah celebrates with Roberto Firmino after scoring his side’s equaliser at the Etihad
And so do Liverpool…
Firmino’s 77th minute strike was the visitors’ 33rd Champions League goal of the season.
That means Klopp’s side have now scored more goals in than any other English team has managed in the tournament in a single campaign, overtaking the 32 netted by Manchester United in the 2002-03 season.
You fancy them to extend that record in the semi-finals.
Firmino scores Liverpool’s second goal of the game during the second half at the Etihad
Roma can’t contain their excitement
City may not have been able to pull off a miracle but Roma certainly were.
The Italian outfit went into Tuesday’s second leg needing to win by at least three goals and they did just that, stunning Barcelona with a 3-0 victory at the Stadio Olimpico.
Few could believe it, including the club’s official Twitter account which reacted with a long stream of random letters and exclamation marks.