Roma Shocks the World!

Daniele De Rossi of Roma celebrating in 2018
Daniele De Rossi of Roma celebrating in 2018. Photo by Kieran McManus/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9623103cu)

Shock in Rome, and disbelief at Etihad. Those are two outcomes of Tuesday’s rematches in the Champions League. Roma eliminated Barcelona, and Liverpool successfully advanced to the semifinals.

What a game in the Italian capital! We are sure that even most of the home team fans didn’t expect for Roma to eliminate the Catalonians, after 4:1 in Spain. Ernesto Valverde failed to meet the standards expected from him in this event.

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Edin Dzeko brought the lead for the hosts in the 6th minute, after a magnificent assist by Daniele de Rossi. They doubled the lead in the 58th minute, when Pique made a reckless move in the box. De Rossi was calm and Ter Stegen couldn’t do anything about it. Ten minutes before the end, Manolas scored the third one, and stadion Olimpico erupted from joy. Barca tried to come back but nothing happened.

Man city’s fans had high hopes after Gabriel Jesus scored the opening goal in the second minute. Citizens netted once more, in the late part of the first half, but the referees canceled that goal, and we have to say that is was a huge mistake. There were no fouls or offside, and this is a controversial moment.

Liverpool used that and with Mo Salah and Firminho hitting the back of the net once apiece won the third straight against Guardiola’s boys.