Published: Wed, April 11, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

Barcelona Shocked By AS Roma, Ousted By The Italian Side In QF

Barcelona Shocked By AS Roma, Ousted By The Italian Side In QF

They join PSG and AC Milan (eliminated by Deportivo La Coruna in 2004) as the only teams to have been knocked out after winning the first leg by at least three goals.

On April 10, 2018, Roma beat Barcelona 3-0 in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

"I don't care about becoming part of Roma's history".

Further, he said: "Of course we should believe in the final".

"I'm on cloud nine", Pallotta said at the Stadio Olimpico.

Barcelona struggled under a barrage of crosses and set-pieces, with first-leg own-goal villains Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas completing the job from a penalty and a corner respectively. - "Go Roma" in Roman dialect - followed by two heart emojis in yellow and red. Sergi Roberto found space on the right in the fourth minute to hit a driven effort straight at Alisson, before Lionel Messi blazed over the crossbar from the edge of the box moments later after being teed up by Nelson Semedo.

Barcelona, runaway leaders in La Liga, were now besieged, fighting for their Champions League lives, and eight minutes from time they cracked. "This win is one of the best I have ever experienced since joining Roma". Very hard to accept. We did not make it but we have to keep going, there is nothing else we can do. "The Champions League punishes you for that".

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The door is nearly closed but it is still a little bit open. "We defend the badge, the club the best way possible". The 26-year-old has played 135 times for City, scoring 34 goals and assisting a further 57 strikes.

Then the Liverpool manager was halted in his tracks. "I think the club is glad too!" They were strong, physical and we had a lot of problems.

"Italy needed a European team, and that's what we were tonight. It's the cool thing in the game, that it's still possible".

Barca, earlier won the first leg by four goals to one, meaning the fixture ended on a 4-4 aggregate.

Most of the fans who spoke to said they were "excited about Barcelona's elimination", whiles a group of fans were dumbfounded after they discovered that the Catalans lost to the Romans.

Enter Salah. In the 57th minute, the Egypt forward pounced on a loose ball in City's area after goalkeeper Ederson Moraes saved at the feet of Sadio Mane.

Two German Super Cup triumphs with Borussia Dortmund against Guardiola's Bayern Munich bolster Klopp's head-to-head record, but three consecutive successes with Liverpool in the last four months show that the German clearly has the better of his counterpart for now. Firmino made sure of it by curling in the team's second goal in the 77th.

Liverpool trails Pep Guardiola's City in the Premier League by 17 points in third place.

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