England Championship

Roma beats Spal 3-0 ahead of Liverpool semi in CL

MILAN (AP) Roma saw off relegation-threatened Spal 3-0 in Serie A on Saturday and stayed confident for the trip to Liverpool for the first leg of the Champions League semifinals.

Spal lost for the first time since Feb. 18 - a run of two wins and six draws - and was just one point above the relegation zone.

While trying to win the Champions League, Roma is also trying to secure qualification for next season, and moved three points above fourth-placed Lazio, which hosts Sampdoria on Sunday.