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Football | Barca stunned in the garden of Edin

DAJEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeifefefbejfwjofnwjfnwjfbrufbwfubweufbewfuewbewbfwejfwjlfjfwfjlwfjbfjwfbwjfbwjofwjfnewjofnewjofnwjfnweAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! #RomaBarca 3⃣-0⃣#ASRoma #UCL — AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) April 10, 2018 Barcelona were extremely poor on the night, but were incensed when former Spurs defender Federico Fazio escaped a second yellow card in the second half. Radja Nainggolan and De Rossi both missed chances as time dwindled, and Dzeko continued to look dangerous against an out-of-sorts Barcelona team. In the 83rd minute, the home side won a corner. Substitute Cengiz Under whipped in a corner, and Roma defender Konstantinos Manolas's glancing header at the near post flew into the far corner, cuing ecstatic scenes on the pitch and in the stands. It was fitting that Manolas and De Rossi were on the scoresheet, as both players inadvertently scored own goals in the 4-1 defeat in Spain.
Savour the moment, Kostas Manolas 😱😱😱#UCLUCL @ASRomaEN — UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) April 10, 2018 The Serie A club had to weather an intense Barca storm after Manolas' header, with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Ousmane Dembele all going close for the visitors. Roma defended valiantly, and Brazilian international goalkeeper Allison demonstrated why he is one of the most sought after 'keepers in world football. Dembele's shot flew narrowly over the crossbar in the dying seconds, but the hosts held on for an historic victory, progressing on away goals. While Messi and his teammates stood in shock on the pitch at full time, the Roma players celebrated manically, and Francesco Totti showed his delight in the crowd. Incredibly, Ernesto Valverde's visitors conceded as many goals last night as they had in the entirety of the tournament beforehand. Roma have now reached the final four in Europe for the first time since they made it all the way to the final in the 1983-84 campaign. Impressively, the Italian side have also kept clean sheets in their last five home matches in the Champions League, and shouldn't be written off in the semi-finals. Huge questions will be asked of Barcelona, who haven't won in their last five away knockout matches in the Champions League. Roma, however, have a Champions League semi-final to look forward to.

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