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Roma stuns Barca to reach UCL semis

Sergi Roberto, Daniele de Rossi

Roma’s Daniele De Rossi picks up the ball after scoring his side’s second goal with a penalty passing Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, right, during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between between Roma and FC Barcelona, at Rome’s Olympic Stadium, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Daniele De Rossi was already a Roma legend; After a goal and assist in a monumental comeback win over Barcelona, i Lupi’s captain is gonna get himself a statue

Edin Dzeko and Kosta Manolas and AS Roma also scored in the 3-0 win over Barcelona, turning the tie on its ear by advancing via its first leg away goal in a 4-4 draw over two legs in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Dzeko scored the goal in the first leg.

Barcelona loses a monumental lead one year after its glorious comeback against Paris Saint-Germain.

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Roma nabbed a quick lead, with De Rossi opening up the top of the Barcelona back line and Dzeko delivering a sixth minute goal.

And the roles were reversed, in a sense, when Dzeko earned a penalty out of Gerard Pique and De Rossi converted his chance to make it 4-3 on aggregate. Another goal without answer would put Roma through on away markers.

Manolas then flicked a header home off a corner kick to send the Stadio Olimpico into ecstasy. It would need to hold Barca scoreless for eight more minutes.

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