Barcelona got themselves involved in another Champions League miracle, though this time they were in the losing end following a shocking 3-0 defeat from AS Roma, which also means that the Italian are through into the semifinals round.
Having a 4-1 lead from their first meeting, Barca uncharacteristically took a negative approach into that tie as they found themselves going a goal down after just six minutes into the tie, giving the Italian renewed hope and confidence.
Despite only losing 1-0 during the first 45 minutes, the La Liga table topper didn’t change their attitude early after the break, allowing Roma to keep attacking which eventually resulted in a second goal for Giallorossi, netted by Daniele De Rossi.
The veteran midfielder, converted a penalty kick on 58 minutes, putting his team in a good position as they would only need one more goal to qualify because of away goals rule.
That third goal did arrive as on 82 minutes, Kostas Manolas got that all important winner for Roma, which simply puts them shockingly through into the next round of Champions League with the away goals rule as the final aggregate was 4-4.
Meanwhile, there’s no magical comeback at Etihad as Manchester City found themselves losing 2-1 instead to Liverpool, which means that The Reds are through into the semifinal with 7-1 aggregate.
City got themselves in front after just two minutes of play through Gabriel Jesus’ goal, but for some reason never find their way back as Jurgen Klopp’s men improved their performance after the break and snatched two goals back.
Mohamed Salah pretty much killed off Man City’s hope with his equalizing goal on 56 minutes, before Roberto Firmino competed the turn around on 77 minutes.
Source: 1000 Goals.