The home of the Boston Red Sox became the home of the world’s most popular sport for one night, as Fenway Park was transformed Wednesday into a soccer pitch for the third edition of Football at Fenway.
Fans of Liverpool and AS Roma packed the ballpark to see the European giants battle one another in an international friendly — the first of the 2014-15 season for both sides.
The game was tightly contested throughout, and Roma finally broke through in the 90th minute to score the game’s only goal en route to a 1-0 win.
The play on the field almost was secondary to the atmosphere at the park, though, which gave New England soccer fans a rare opportunity to see two of the world’s top clubs compete in their own backyard.
Liverpool will now travel to Chicago for a meeting with Olympiacos, and Roma will take on Manchester United in Denver as both teams open play in the International Champions Cup.
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