Barcelona thumed AS Roma 4-1 at Camp Nou in the first leg putting them in a commanding position and all they need now is a disciplined defensive performance from Gerard Pique and co.
Roma are unbeaten at home in Champions League this season, having picked up 3 wins and a draw from the four games. Also, they are yet to concede a goal at Stadio Olimpico during the period.
Roma are yet to make a semifinal appearance in Champions League under the new format. Their two quarterfinal appearances happened in 2006 and 2007. They were eliminated by Manchester United on both occasions, one of those handed them their heaviest defeat in the competition when Cristiano Ronaldo run rout at the Old Trafford in a 7-1 win.
The Catalans are in the quarterfinals for 9th year running. They made it to the semifinals on 6 of the previous 8 before losing out at this same stage in the last two seasons.
Barcelona haven’t lost a game in Champions League or Spanish La Liga this season and are the only team to do up to to this point. Besides, their defense has been solid this season and conceded just 19 goals from the 40 matches combined from European and domestic leagues. Thus, we can completely rule out a dramatic comeback from the Italians on Tuesday.
Head to head
-The Blaugrana lead the h2h against Roma with 2 wins and 2 draws from 5 games losing once.
-Four of the five meetings between Barcelona and Roma saw both teams scoring.
-Roma are unbeaten at home against Barcelona in the 2 games so far, they won 3-0 in 2002 and drew 1-1 in 2015.