Roma knock Barcelona out of Champions League with remarkable comeback

11 April, 2018, 13:48 | Author: Ellis Copeland
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De Rossi hammered in the second goal of the night from the penalty spot after Edin Dzeko had got the hosts off to the flawless start by opening the scoring after six minutes at an electric Olympic Stadium.

"We lost in a very similar manner previous year and said that we didn't want that again", Busquets said. This wonderful goal that we served them on a plate. They scored early and got themselves right back in the tie.

And then it was Dzeko's turn to twice go for goal with his head; the first effort forcing Ter Stegen to turn the ball over the top, while the second looped awkwardly behind.

"It was a bad day for us because couldn't overcome their pressure".

All City's breathless efforts were undone when Liverpool got the crucial away goal - Sadio Mane burst into the box, City keeper Ederson dived at his feet but the ball spilled out to Salah who took his time before coolly converting.

Beating one of the giants from Spain, who hammered Italy 3-0 in qualifying for this year's tournament in Russian Federation, will be particularly sweet, especially after champions-elect Juventus were beaten 3-0 on their own patch by Real Madrid last week.

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As such, Valverde offered no excuses for his team's capitulation, telling the club's official website: "We never felt comfortable in the game because Roma played very well". However, fate seemed to have other ideas, as the men in blue conceded 3 goals in 1 game for the first time this season, and also failed to find the back of the net on the other end.

"I made this choice to give us more width, allow us to have more counter-attacks and bring us more pace but what really changed was the philosophy of the side", he said. That is the case if we win or lose. We did not make it but we have to keep going, there is nothing else we can do.

Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu, meanwhile, admitted that Roma deserved to progress, apologising to the club's supporters in the process. "I feel bad for the fans".

The atmosphere inside the Stadio Olimpico was deafening as Roma unexpectedly dominated. We all wanted to win the competition but only one can win. Of course we regret it for us, but especially for our fans, the people that we represent.

The 25-year-old Brazil global has been linked with Liverpool and Real Madrid, among other clubs, following a series of outstanding performances this season.



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