Roma 3-0 Barcelona: Player Ratings & Man of the MatchApril 11, 2018
Kostas Manolas scored a late header to complete a remarkable comeback victory for Roma over Barcelona and send the Italians into their first European Cup semi-final in 34 years.
Barcelona, who led 4-1 after the first leg, conceded first when striker Edin Džeko poked home, and went further behind after captain Danielle De Rossi’s converted penalty, before defender Manolas flicked home the decisive goal.
Ernesto Valverde’s team find themselves on the brink of the La Liga crown and will face Sevilla in the final of the Copa del Rey but must surrender their hopes of a treble winning season.
Roma will discover their Champions League semi-final opponents on Sunday when the draw is concluded in Switzerland.
Roma: Alisson 8; Manolas 8, Fazio 7, Juan Jesus 7; Kolarov 7, Strootman 8, De Rossi 9, Nainggolan 8 (El Shaarawy 77′), Florenzi 7; Schick 7 (Ünder 73′), Džeko 9.
Barcelona: ter Stegen 7; Semedo 7 (Dembélé 85′), Piqué 7, Umtiti 6, Alba 5; Busquets 6 (Alcácer 85′), Roberto 6, Rakitić 5, Iniesta 5 (Gomes 81′); Messi 5, Suárez 4.
Man of the Match:
Without doubt – Danielle De Rossi was the man of the match. He certainly made up for his own goal at the Camp Nou last week and was the inspiration behind their comeback. His passion and desire was something Barcelona lacked and he was rightfully on the winning side.