Soccer Football - Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg - AS Roma vs FC Barcelona - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 10, 2018 Roma's Daniele De Rossi and Alessandro Florenzi celebrate after the match REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/File Photo
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Liverpool and AS Roma are not exactly small clubs yet their Champions League quarter-final wins are being hailed as a triumph for the underdog in a competition which is generally very low on surprises.They hit back from 4-1 down after the first leg to win 3-0 at home and qualify on away goals.They have also become the first Italian club, apart from Juventus, to reach the last four since Inter Milan in 2010 .Liverpool were ninth in Europe in terms of revenue after they raked in 407 million euros ($504 million) in the 2016 financial year, according to a UEFA report published in January, while AS Roma were 16th with 219 million euros.Only nine different teams have reached the semi-finals in the previous six editions of the tournament -- Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and AS Monaco.
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