Barcelona was deservedly dumped out of the Champions League quarter-finals after they tumbled to the hands of a Roma yesterday…
Scarcely a year on from toppling a 4-0 shortage against Paris-Saint-Germain, Barca discarded a 4-1 lead against Roma, who finished the rebound, beating the Catalans 3-0 to join Liverpool in the last four.
Samuel Umtiti, Jordi Alba, and Andres Iniesta were refreshed at the end of the week, however, they all came back to the XI, though Philippe Coutinho passed up a major opportunity due to being glass tied and Lucas Digne remained sidelined with thigh damage.
The Giallorossi, then again, shook things up, changing to a 3-4-1-2 arrangement, with RadjaNainggolan in the opening and Cengiz Under a substitute.
Barca seemed, by all accounts, to be well responsible for the tie, yet their 4-1 win a week ago was helped by two claim goals, and Ernesto Valverde’s side was never at the races in Rome.
It took only six minutes for Roma to break the stop EdinDzeko crushed between two Barca safeguards from a long ball over the best, before coolly jabbing past Marc-Andre ter- Stegen.
Patrik Schick should’ve improved the situation with a free header inches wide from Federico Fazio’s cross, however, when Dzeko did minutes after the fact, TerStegen was close by to fingertip his elevated exertion over the crossbar.
Roma kept on sticking Barca back and was compensated as a punishment after Dzeko was pulled down and stumbled by Pique in the case.
Daniele De Rossi impacted his spot-kick into TerStegen’s base right, along these lines compensating for his own goal in the first leg and exposing the tie.
Fazio relatively destroyed the greater part of the Giallorossi’s great work with an ungainly handle on Iniesta, yet he maintained a strategic distance from a moment yellow card.
The odds on betting sites like Betstar continued wanting Roma, however, TerStegen covered a Nainggolan volley and De Rossi’s looking header flashed only wide of the far post.
Stephan El Shaarawy was about the Lupi’s super-sub, however his flicked complete at the back post was amazingly pushed away by TerStegen from point-clear range.
In any case, Cengiz discovered Kostas Manolas’ head at the close post, and the safeguard got before Nelson Semedo to look the corner over the German and into his base left corner.
It was a sweet reprisal for Roma’s goalscorers, both of whom had put into their own particular net at Camp Nou.
Roma 3-0 Barcelona (4-4 aggregate, Roma through on away goals)
Dzeko 6, De Rossi pen 58, Manolas 82
Roma: Alisson; Manolas, Fazio, Juan Jesus; Florenzi, Strootman, De Rossi, Kolarov; Nainggolan (El Shaarawy 77); Schick (Cengiz 73), Dzeko
Barcelona: TerStegen; Semedo (Dembele 85), Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Sergi Roberto, Busquets (Alcacer 85), Rakitic, Iniesta (Gomes 81); Messi, Suarez
Official: Turpin (FRA)