Roma Pull Off Miracle Comeback Over Barcelona To Reach CL Semis

Roma Pull Off Miracle Comeback Over Barcelona To Reach CL Semis

Roma Pull Off Miracle Comeback Over Barcelona To Reach CL Semis

Then near the hour mark, Dzeko earned a penalty that Daniele De Rossi converted.

When Kostas Manolas flicked on the third with less than ten minutes remaining, the roof was almost blown off the Olimpico.

The La Liga leaders held a commanding advantage heading into their second leg in Italy after sealing a 4-1 win at Camp Nou last week.

The 33-year-old started for Barcelona and after being taken out on 81 minutes, could only watch on from the bench as Kostas Manolas scored a dramatic late goal to send Roma though.

And following the match, Di Francesco said it was his tactical switch to a back three that set his team on their way to the historic win.

Patrik Schick headed Aleksandar Kolarov's corner well wide in the 14th minute before Radja Nainggolan shot wide from range as a vociferous home crowd urged their team forward.

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That Achilles heel resurfaced on Tuesday, as after a rousing first-half performance gave them hope, Salah's 39th goal of the season all but ended the tie 11 minutes into the second period.

And after substitute Stephan El Shaarawy had been denied by a last-ditch save by Ter Stegen at the back post in the 79th minute, Manolas nodded Cengiz Under's cross past the German to make it 4-4 on aggregate with eight minutes left to play.

Roma took the lead after just six minutes when the prolific Edin Dzeko finished smartly past goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Three own goals practically, two penalty decisions they didn't get.

In the other matchup of the evening, Liverpool managed to defeat Manchester City once again, this time 2-1 to book their ticket to the semi-finals.

"Coming back from 4-1 down to Barcelona is unbelievable just by itself, but watching the way the team played for 90 minutes - this wasn't a game where we luckily won, it just felt like the whole time we sort of had them back on their heels".

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