Roma secured a dramatic 3-0 victory over Barcelona at the Stadio Olimpico to book their place in the Champions League semi-finals on away goals after a 4-4 aggregate result.
Trailing 4-1 after the first leg, Roma went ahead on the night after six minutes as Edin Dzeko latched on to Daniele de Rossi’s long-range pass before poking the ball beyond Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
De Rossi doubled their lead from the penalty spot after Dzeko had been brought down in the box early in the second half and Kostas Manolas headed in late on to clinch Roma’s spot in the final four.
Barcelona strikers Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez hardly threatened as Roma dominated possession for long stretches and stifled the Catalan club with high pressure.
Going into the match no one expected Roma to pull of this extraordinary comeback. Trailing 4-1 to the Spanish giants looked like a toll order to overturn for the Italians.
Barcelona threw the kitchen sink at Roma late on but with Messi and Ousmane Dembele unable to convert their chances, Roma held on to complete their unlikely comeback win.
TUESDAY, APRIL 10 RESULTS:
Manchester City 1-2 Liverpool
(Liverpool win 5-1 on aggregate)
Roma 3-0 Barcelona
(4-4 on aggregate – Roma through on away goals)