Grobbelaar is back in focus this week after Liverpool were drawn to face Roma in the semi-finals of the Champions League as the former goalkeeper saved the crucial penalties from Bruno Conti and Francesco Graziani in the 1984 final to win the trophy for the Reds at the Stadio Olimpico. Ronaldo has scored nine times in six games against the Bavarians. The final is scheduled for May 26 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. Madrid is looking to win its third consecutive Champions League title.
Bayern, a five-time champion, also eliminated Madrid in the semifinals of 1976, 1987 and 2001. Are we going to get a chance to see a three-peat, or will Bayern finally finish the job against Madrid?
The two met at the quarter-final stage last year and Real advanced after scoring three times in extra-time of the second leg once Bayern had gone down to 10 men. "Whatever happens in the season, winning or losing, they deserve my respect for what they have done".
Roma, meanwhile, recorded one of the most astonishing victories in Champions League history, overturning a 4-1 first leg deficit to dump Barcelona and Lionel Messi out of Europe.
The former Spain goalkeeper refused to accept it was an easy draw, however. Bayern hosts Madrid at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany in the first leg of that series. That was the only time Roma ever reached the semifinals. Liverpool is in its first Champions League semifinal match since 2008, when it lost to Chelsea.
The tie will see Mohamed Salah face his old club for the first time since his transfer to Anfield last June for an initial fee of €42million.
Friday's draw will take place in Nyon at 1100 GMT.
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