AS Roma Captain Could Not Hide His Excitement After Knocking Out Barcelona

Soccer Football - Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg - AS Roma vs FC Barcelona - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 10, 2018 Roma's Daniele De Rossi celebrates at the end of the match REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
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Roma’s captain, Daniele De Rossi, praised the coach, Eusebio Di Francesco, after his side completed a remarkable comeback against Barcelona to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Trailing 4-1 from the first leg after a De Rossi own goal, they made a flying start with Edin Dzeko’s opener. The captain’s penalty in the 58th minute set up a frantic finale at the Stadio Olimpico before Kostas Manolos sealed the victory on away goals with a header eight minutes from time. It meant Roma have reached the last four for the first time since 1984 as Barcelona became only the third team in Champions League history to surrender a three-goal lead.


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