SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: AC ROMA ELIMINATES FC BARCELONA FROM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

AC ROMA ELIMINATES FC BARCELONA FROM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Historical result for AC ROMA in the UEFA Champions League after turning around their Quarter Final tie to defeating FC BARCELONA 3 - 0 & eliminating Barça to move onto the semi-final stage. The overall result was 4 - 4 aggregate with the goal scored away by Roma at Barcelona worth double & being the key.

Roma - FC Barcelona

FC BARCELONA went to Rome with a 3 goal advantage that beforehand looked enough. However, AC Roma managed the "miracle" with intense, determined & at times desperate Football that neutralized the Barça play-makers & boxed in the Barça defence. This occurred all night with an extraordinary psychical effort from players like Kolarov, Schick, Fazio, De Rossi & Dzeko, the last putting in a "blinder". The result could have been even greater for AC Roma which failed half a dozen clear goal opportunities & Barça goalie Ter Stegen was working full out attempting to avoid the "disaster".

AC Roma vs Barça

FC Barcelona was nothing compared to their 1º leg performance or their level in La Liga. Barça Coach Valverde had warned against over confidence & that this could be a "trap game". His predictions came through tonight with a very quiet & with an unusually low performance from key Barça players like Iniesta, Suarez & Lionel Messi. The Spanish Team looked slow, frustrated & out of ideas tonight as the Italians managed to maintain a super human effort for 90 minutes. In the end their tremendous hard work bore fruits with victory & a semis birth in Champions League. 

Goals tonight:
  • Dzeko 6th min
  • De Rossi (penalty) 58th min
  • Manolas 82nd min. 
Huge surprise an element that keeps supplying to game called Football.

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