UEFA to probe Guardiola, Liverpool

Liverpool through to Champions League semis despite City onslaught

UEFA to probe Guardiola, Liverpool

PEP GUARDIOLA has been charged with improper conduct by UEFA following his dismissal during Tuesday's defeat to Liverpool.

"Then we had a goal disallowed from [Leroy] Sane and that was hard to take because it affected the game a little bit. Congratulations to Liverpool but, in the right moment, we missed the right decisions". He's special. When everybody sees things, he likes to decide the opposite. "I told the lads to wake up because it was not good enough and I said we were sitting too deep", he said.

"The second half was quite different and in that competition you have to play 180 minutes, not flawless, but a good, good game. I didn't say any wrong word".

Liverpool were unhappy at Mateu Lahoz in what was to be the start of a controversial night for the Spaniard when Virgil van Dijk claimed he had been pushed by Raheem Sterling in the lead-up to the goal.

Gabriel Jesus broke the deadlock for City after just two minutes, but Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino bounced back for the Reds. "It was a while ago Liverpool was in the semis and I was in the semis and now we are there together".

Liverpool's win saw them reach the competition's semi-finals for the first time since 2008, when they lost to eventual runners-up Chelsea. They are a top team with a top manager.

"We make 10 months amazingly".

Guardiola has history with Lahoz after clashing with him when City played Monaco last season and Napoli.

"In a one-off game like the final in Kiev, I definitely think Liverpool can beat Real but, over two legs, it will be a lot harder and I hope they get someone else in the draw".

City's awful week after also blowing the chance to seal the Premier League title against local rivals Manchester United at the weekend was rounded off 13 minutes from time when Otamendi was caught in possession and Firmino slotted in off the far post. We spoke about that.

The Reds impressively went into the second leg with a three goal advantage over Man City, and knew that Pep Guardiola's men would have to be on song if they were to progress to the next round.

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