Nights like these are rare but they remind us why we love football.
Liverpool knocked out Machester City to proceed to the semi finals of this year's tournament while AS Roma upset Barcelona in a way that many cannot still believe.
Here are some of the headlines we woke up to:

Liverpool go through after Mohamed Salah stops Manchester City fightback

In the away end there were songs about winning the European Cup and, this being Liverpool, thousands of euphoric voices joining in with the follow-up shout of "again". And why not? Liverpool had survived the thunderstorm, as Jürgen Klopp had put it, and at the end of this epic tussle it was a sunrise of a smile on the German's face.

City's best shot at ruling Europe implodes in self-immolating fury | Barney Ronay

And fade to blue. Two billion pounds, 10 years and an entire Gulf state marketing plan in the making, in the end Manchester City's best shot so far at becoming the champions of Europe was extinguished in half an hour of tailspin at Anfield and the reverberations from two minutes of self-immolating fury from Pep Guardiola at the Etihad .

Pep Guardiola blames Manchester City's Champions League exit on poor decisions

Pep Guardiola blamed decisions that went against Manchester City in both Champions League quarter-final legs as they were knocked out by Liverpool 5-1 aggregate at the Etihad Stadium. Jürgen Klopp's side won 2-1 through goals by Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino, to follow last week's 3-0 victory at Anfield.

'A historic humiliation for Barcelona' - Roma win stuns Spanish press

The Spanish media, like Barcelona, were struggling to come to terms with the 3-0 defeat at Roma. It was 'a failure with no excuses'

'It's not a miracle, it's something bigger' - Italian press hails Roma's win

Not even in a moment of shared exhilaration could Italy's football writers find consensus. "Miracles, in football, do exist," ran the opening line of La Repubblica's match report for Roma's Champions League triumph over Barcelona. Corriere della Sera had a different take. "This isn't a miracle," wrote Luca Valdiserri.

Kostas Manolas seals Roma's historic comeback to beat Barcelona

There cannot have been many better celebrations at this stadium. One glance off Kostas Manolas's head was enough to spark scenes of utter bedlam. The Roma coaches and substitutes had all leapt off the bench to join in, it was barely possible to hear yourself think and Barcelona were stunned.

'What a night!' De Rossi hails coach Di Francesco as Roma stun Barcelona

Roma's captain, Daniele De Rossi, praised the coach, Eusebio Di Francesco, after his side completed a remarkable comeback against Barcelona to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League. Trailing 4-1 from the first leg after a De Rossi own goal, they made a flying start with Edin Dzeko's opener.

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino strike as Liverpool send City packing

Rather than one of the Champions League's great historic comebacks, we instead saw the effect of one of its great modern players - and maybe another great Liverpool European season. That's what it feels like it's building up to, with the team following Mohamed Salah to such an elite level.

How Dejan Lovren took the floor to ensure Liverpool seized the luck against Manchester City

Five-one. On beds and couches, on mate's floors and in identikit hotel rooms, Liverpool supporters will have woken on Wednesday morning feeling a strong urge to pinch themselves. After two of the most thrilling games imaginable, the best team in the world - in the words of their own manager - had been not simply beaten, but vanquished, and on the biggest stage of all.

Manchester City's penchant for speed proves their undoing in chastening Champions League defeat

As the two teams emerged for this game, Pep Guardiola could be seen on the touchline, staring out over the turf, eyes glazed, a man seemingly seized by a deafening clarity. On all four sides of the stadium around him blue and white flags fluttered like a magnificent robe, lending the place acertain tranquillity, even on an occasion this febrile, this flammable.


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