Champions League

WATCH: Roma players celebrate in dressing room after Barca win

2018-04-11 07:56
Daniele De Rossi and Alessandro Florenzi (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Roma produced one of the unlikeliest comebacks to beat Barcelona 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday to progress to the Champions League semi-finals.

Eusebio Di Francesco's side needed to overturn a 4-1 deficit from the quarter-final first leg - and they did so in style.

Edin Dzeko opened the scoring after just six minutes as he latched onto a glorious ball over the top from Daniele De Rossi and poked the ball past Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the Barcelona goal.

Veteran midfielder De Rossi added his name to the scoresheet and doubled their lead from the penalty spot in the 58th minute.

The Serie A outfit completed their remarkable comeback in the 82nd minute when Kostas Manolas glanced a header at the near post into the back of the net from a corner.

As the final whistle was blown, the Roma bench flooded the Stadio Olimpico field as home fans breathed a sigh of relief.

Video footage was later released of the players celebrating in the dressing room with Dzeko enjoying the moment with his child as well.

The draw for the semi-finals will take place on Friday, April 13.


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