Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk team news

Roma will have to overturn the 2-1 loss when they play Shakhtar Donetsk at home this week

Cengiz Under's goal and a string of Alisson saves in a 2-1 away first-leg defeat had kept Roma in the tie, and Eusebio Di Francesco's men edged to victory in the return to reach the quarter-finals despite a dismal display in which Dzeko's victor was scarcely deserved.

"Everyone deserves a standing ovation because we all gave absolutely everything tonight and we fully deserve to be in the quarter-finals", Dzeko was quoted as saying by Sky Sports Italia.

Dzeko also curled a shot from the edge of the penalty area inches wide in the 62nd minute before Shakhtar centre back Ordets was shown a straight red card in the 79th for hauling down the Bosnian when he was through on goal.

"We are among the eight best sides in Europe, so that means we're strong too".

- Roma have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four Champions League home games, winning the last three (W3 D1 L0).

The Ukrainians dominated early possession though, and there was a scare for the hosts when Alessandro Florenzi almost nodded a free-kick into his own net.

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Neither side could find the breakthrough by half time, but the Giallorossi went on to take the lead not long after the restart when Dzeko sprung the offside trap to latch on to a Kevin Strootman through-ball. Then, Shakhtar's Ordets fouled on Džeko and was sent off.

"We knew that sooner or later they would make a mistake and we'd pounce on it", said Roma coach Di Francesco.

15 - Manchester United haven't managed to score more than one goal in any of their last 15 Champions League encounters with Spanish opposition (seven goals in total).

Roma knock Shakhtar Donetsk out of the Champions League on away goals thanks to Tuesday night's 1-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico. "If we had finished off the chances we had in the first leg the match would already have been over".

It's 1-0 in Rome, and Italians are now in the quarterfinals.

On Wednesday, it would be between Barcelona and Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Besiktas.


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