SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | FC BARCELONA 4 - AC ROMA 1

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | FC BARCELONA 4 - AC ROMA 1

UEFA Champions League tonight with the last remaining Spanish Club scheduled for its Quarter-final 1º leg match. FC BARCELONA hosted AC ROMA with a positive end result for Barça while the Italians won´t be happy with some of the decisions & the lack of finishing upfront to their numerous goal opportunities.

FC Barcelona vs AC Roma

FC Barcelona won 4 - 1 AC Roma & go into the 2º leg return match with a handy goals advantage, however Barça was not in top gear tonight & AC Roma gave them some "push & shoving". The Italians played well & were "demoralized" by two own goals: ROSSI in the 38th min & defender MANOLAS in the 55th min. FC Barcelona then took advantage of the drop in the Roma moral & PIQUE scored Barça´s third in the 59th min. AC Roma pulled from spirit & grit to continue creating chances & they continued missing "sitters". Barça goalie Ter Stegen made two excellent saves but was finally beaten by DZENKO in the 87th min. But yet again, FC Barcelona steadied & reacted with LUIS SUAREZ scoring his teams fourth goal in the 87th min.

Champions League match against AC Roma

AC ROMA will claim two possible penalties not called (at least the first on Dzenko looked clear), but they missed some clear goals that they will kicking themselves flying back to Rome. One to highlight was a clear header by Perotti at the start of the 2º half which could have altered things if scored. As the "general rule" indicates the mistakes in Champions League are dearly paid & Roma paid dearly tonight for their in front of goal ineffectiveness. 

FC Barcelona was not at their best but were effective & cool under pressure, added with some luck, they currently have a foot in the door to the semis of Champions.

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