First, Roma advertised tickets for their clash with Liverpool on their official website yesterday.
That’s despite the official draw not being held for another 24 hours.
And the waters were further muddied today when the live draw results were shown on the official UEFA site BEFORE the live stream.
It left supporters taking to Twitter to vent their fury at how it all panned out.
One wrote: “It’s so easy to rig the balls through temperatures and bumps or scratches to determine a particular team. 2 big teams in each competition face each other making sure 1 reaches final. Dodgy…”
Another agreed and said: “I CALLED IT. UEFA FIXED THIS.”
“100% fixed and UEFA exposed,” tweeted another while a fellow fan said: “That Champions League draw is fixed and I will be writing a strongly worded letter to UEFA about it.”
A fellow fan added:” The Draw was fixed. Rome knew about it this morning.”
Liverpool were drawn against Roma in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
The Reds came through an all-Premier League quarter-final against Manchester City, winning the first leg 3-0 at Anfield and the second 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.
Serie A side Roma produced a remarkable comeback to knock out Barcelona. The Italian team lost the first leg 4-1 in Spain, but progressed on away goals following a 3-0 home victory.
The other semi-final will be between European heavyweights Bayern Munich and holders Real Madrid, who needed a dramatic stoppage-time penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo to see off Juventus after the Italian outfit had come back from 3-0 down in the first leg to level the tie.
The first legs will be played on April 24/25, with the second legs on May 1/2.
Jurgen Klopp’s side impressed with the manner in which they despatched City, having taken hold of the tie in an electric encounter at Anfield where all the goals came inside the opening 31 minutes.
Defender Andy Robertson said ahead of the draw the team would take great confidence from their performances against the Premier League champions-elect into their next European encounter.
“This club have been here before and they know how hard it is, regardless of who you are playing, to get to the final and try and win this trophy,” Robertson told www.Liverpoolfc.com.
“We don’t care who we get – we know how hard it’s going to be and we need to try and work so hard to get to the final because we need to deserve it.
“If we can put in performances like we did over these two legs (against City) then hopefully that’s enough.”