Roma stuns Barcelona in Champions League quarterfinals

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It isn't often that Barcelona get knocked out in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, and while Roma may have played out of their skins, Barcelona didn't have the best of games themselves. Barcelona were the most recent to do so, ousting Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 in an extraordinary second leg during last year's competition. Roma dominated the game, they believed in themselves.

Jimenez's criticism of Messi is perhaps a little unfair, though, as he was involved throughout-according to Summerscales he had 61 touches of the ball, just six fewer than the commanding De Rossi managed, per Squawka Football-and frequently had to drop deeper to create for the team with Andres Iniesta struggling to do so himself. - "Go Roma" in Roman dialect - followed by two heart emojis in yellow and red.

Edin Dzeko of Roma.

"We still have important objectives ahead of us, but to win any trophy is hard", Valverde said.

Roma advance to the last four for the first time since reaching the European Cup final in 1984. "It's tough. There's nothing else to say because we are out of the Champions League and that's not something we wanted to happen". We have to try and win them because we have not won anything yet. With the advantage we had we went out because we really did things badly.

In today's other match Mohamed Salah's remarkable run of goals continued to help send Liverpool into the last four as Jurgen Klopp's side came from behind for a 2-1 win at Premier League rivals Manchester City and a 5-1 aggregate triumph.

'It was a long way from that to winning 3-0 and not conceding at home, but all credit to the Coach, because he invented this formation two days ago, drilled it into our heads and it worked wonders'.

The Italian club trailed 4-1 from the first leg played at the Nou Camp last week.

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"Well when you lose a match like this you think about everything that went wrong".

The result shattered Ernesto Valverde's hopes of lifting the treble. It's a very big disappointment after the great season we have had.

Roma captain Daniele De Rossi set up Dzeko's goal with a straight ball and the Bosnian striker muscled off defenders to shoot past Marc-Andre ter Stegen with his left foot.

The Italians spectacularly took the lead from a the spot-kick as Dzeko was brought down in the box by Pique and the referee points to the spot for a penalty brandishing yellow card.

Radja Nainggolan's volley was held by Ter Stegen as Barcelona failed to stem the flow of chances, with De Rossi heading wide shortly afterwards.

Valverde waited until the final 10 minutes to use all three of his substitutions.

Trailing 3-0 from the first-leg City manager Pep Guardiola had said his team needed to produce a "perfect game" at the Etihad Stadium if they were to achieve a famous comeback and for 45 minutes they were not far off that level.

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