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Roma could be without midfield pair Kevin Strootman and Diego Perotti for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Liverpool next week, with both players facing a race against time to prove their fitness for the clash.
Liverpool's passage through to the final of the Champions League is not quite as easy as it looked with 15 minutes to go in the first leg of the semi-final, after Roma scored twice with time running out to claw their way back into the tie.
A simply breathtaking display from Liverpool star Mohamed Salah helped the 'Reds' claim a 5-2 victory over Roma in their Champions League semi-final clash on Tuesday night as Liverpool put themselves in a commanding position ahead of the second leg at the Stadio Olimpico, though a late Roma surge means that the Italians still hold a glimmer of hope.
The upcoming international friendlies will have Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Manchester City, Liverpool, Juventus, Roma and Bayern Munich on edge. The week after the players return will see these sides going at each other to qualify for the semi-final stages.
After Juventus left it late to beat Lazio, Edin Dzeko scored twice to put a serious dent in Napoli's title hopes at the Stadio San Paolo.
Roma moved to within two points of Serie A leaders Napoli after squeezing past local rivals Lazio 2-1 on Sunday as Italy resumed domestic action following the World Cup disaster for the national team.
Roma withstood a dramatic, late Tottenham comeback to send the Premier League team to their first defeat of this pre-season in a bad tempered affair which ended 3-2 in remarkable fashion.
Roma completed a league double over Inter as Radja Nainggolan's stunning double led them to a deserved win at San Siro.
Roma's Diego Perotti has tipped compatriot Paulo Dybala for a big future but hopes the Juventus starlet is left disappointed after their top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.