AS Roma has Tuesday on sensationale way at the expense of FC Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Champions League. The Italians won at home with 3-0, which allows the team the 4-1 defeat of the heenwedstrijd blotted out.
Roma, with Kevin Strootman in the base, knew in their own Stadio Olimpico to an excellent start, because after six minutes opened The champions ‘ manager insists the score. After one hour of play brought Daniele De Rossi, even for 2-0.
The team of coach Eusebio Di Francesco put then all in for the liberating 3-0 and fell eight minutes before time, thanks to defender Kostas Manolas.
It is for the first time since the season 1990/1991 that Roma are in the semi-final battle of a European cup know. At the time, took the team to the final of the UEFA Cup, but they lost to Internazionale.
Champions ‘ manager insists
Roma knew in advance that the assignment was heavy to the semi-finals, but the early hit of champions ‘ manager insists helped in any case, it gives to those aspirations. The Bosnian was Samuel Umtiti the boss after a long ball from De Rossi and passed goalkeeper Marc-André Ter Stegen with a shot in the short corner.
Barça, that’s just taipei, taiwan, with star players Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta, had then not much and should be happy that the headers of the champions ‘ manager insists, and Patrick Schick the goal missed.
Roma also went down in the second half for the 2-0 and the team was a quarter of an hour after the rest helped by Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué. The Catalan transgressed on champions ‘ manager insists, then the arbitrator has the ball, and on the advice of one of his assistants on the dot explained. The Rossi proved to be cold-blooded.
The Romans put then all on the attack and came to a thick ten minutes before the time on 3-0. Substitute player Stephen El let-off got his foot in the second pole well against a cross from Alessandro Florenzi, but For the Increased saved beautifully.
Then sat the ball in there. Manolas extended his head in a rotating free-kick from substitute Cengiz Ünder and left the Rose thus no chance.
Barça continued to have to in the final, coach Ernesto Valverde brought with Ousmane Dembélé and Paco Alcacer, two fresh strikers, but Roma held out.