Liverpool v AS Roma - 1984 European Cup final presentation XXXSOLDXXX
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This item originates from a private collector and is supplied in its original frame, measuring in at an impressive 84cm x 99cm. This is a superb and impressive one-off and unique item of Liverpool memorabilia signed by both of the teams.
This magnificent and highly desirable one-off presentation pays tribute to Liverpool’s European Cup triumph, beating Roma in the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on the 30th May 1984. This rare item comprising of two sheets, the first signed by the Liverpool team and the other by the Roma side, mounted together with a replica Liverpool FC final jersey and colour photos of the finalist teams along with printed legends detailing the team line-ups and a match summary. The Olympic stadium, Rome - scene of the Reds first European cup triumph and home to AS Roma. Surely playing a side in their own back yard would prove too difficult for the Reds. Liverpool though had huge confidence and before the game were all relaxed and singing Chris Rea tunes. The Reds arrived as English champions for the third year in a row. They'd also won the League Cup for the fourth time in a row so had confidence about them. The Reds went straight out to silence the crowd and played keep ball. On fourteen minutes a Craig Johnston cross was fumbled by the Roma keeper and Phil Neal who had gone forward in the attack prodded the loose ball home. That goal resulted in an onslaught from Roma and they finally scored just before half time as Pruzzo headed past Grobbelaar. There were no more goals in the game or in extra time so it went down to penalties. Steve Nicol took the first one and blazed over to make the Roma fans confident. Bruno Conti at 1-1 hit his spot kick over the bar. Both kicks then went in for two each and Ian Rush made it 3-2. Bruce Grobbelaar then went to work on Graziani. The Reds keeper psyched him out with his spaghetti legs on the line and Graziani fired over the bar. The miss meant Alan Kennedy could win the cup for the Reds for the second time and Kennedy duly scored to send the Reds home victorious. The treble was the Reds'.
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