Fazio: ‘It’s not lost yet’

Federico Fazio insists Roma’s Champions League semi-final with Liverpool “is not lost yet. Let’s not forget the story of how we got here.”

The Giallorossi were 5-0 down at Anfield, but Edin Dzeko and a Diego Perotti penalty made the final score a more palatable 5-2.

“We scored the two away goals, but also had plenty of chances in the first half. We have to keep going,” the defender told Mediaset Premium.

“We are players, we are athletes, we’ll fight to the last second. It’s not lost yet, we worked so hard to get here and with our people behind us, we’ll try to turn it around to the very last moment of the tie.

“We fought the whole game, this is football, we’ll fight again in the second. Let’s not forget the story of how we got here.”

Roma need a 3-0 second leg victory at the Olimpico, the same result they needed – and got – against Barcelona in the quarter-finals.

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