Stunning upset as Roma come back to knock out Barcelona

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Roma have their sights on Kiev and the Champions League final after completing a miracle comeback against Barcelona on Tuesday to overhaul a three-goal first-leg deficit and take their place in the competition's last four.

Barcelona were heavy favorites, leading 4-1 on aggregate after a comfortable first leg win, only to fall apart to Roma, who went into an all-stops-out attack right from kickoff at Stadio Olimpico.

Roma forward Edin Dzeko had opened the scoring when he beat the offside trap and latched onto a perfectly weighted through ball from Daniele De Rossi to score in the sixth minute, lifting the hopes of the boisterous home fans in the Olympic Stadium.

Current mood in Barcelona.

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"Nobody believed in us and we have reached the semi-final for the first time in the Champions League [era]".

Roma pulled off the impossible on Wednesday night.

Roma's Kostas Manolas headed the decisive third goal in the 82nd minute, putting the Italians in the semi-finals for the first time since they reached the European Cup final in 1984 and making amends for his own goal in the first leg at the Nou Camp.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin in February said that video technology would not be introduced for European competitions next season, citing "lots of confusion". Klopp had just secured Liverpool's Champions League victory at Manchester City when he was informed of Barcelona's 3-0 loss in Italy. "I am responsible absolutely, I am the visible head of the team and it was down to me".

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Still, this season already marks a turning point for Roma's American ownership team led by Boston executive James Pallotta.

Most of the fans who spoke to Ghanaweb.com said they were "excited about Barcelona's elimination", whiles a group of fans were dumbfounded after they discovered that the Catalans lost to the Romans.

Barcelona's star players simply didn't turn up, Lionel Messi included.

"So while we compete against Juventus and they've had a great little run, we're kind of all in this together". "We did great. This is also very important for me too as I am 34 years old". In the other quarterfinal second leg of the day, Bayern Munich will play at home against Sevilla.

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What made I Giallorossi's victory even more notable was the fact that the Blaugrana, famed for their "tiki-taka", were forced into playing a direct style of football, as the desperation to break down the Serie A side became evident as the game progressed in the second-half.

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