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Sports Roma advances past Shakhtar on away goals

00:26  14 march  2018
00:26  14 march  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Roma 1 Shakhtar Donetsk 0 (2-2 agg): Dzeko edges Italians through on away goals .

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AS Roma is heading to the Champions League quarter-finals courtesy of a 1-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Italian capital, despite losing 2-1 to the Ukrainian outfit in the first leg of this matchup.

A 52nd-minute goal by Edin Dzeko levelled the aggregate score at 2-2, which, combined with Cengiz Under's crucial first-leg goal at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv, proved enough to see the Italian outfit through on the away-goal rule.

A 79th-minute red card to Ivan Ordec all but scuppered any attempt at a comeback for Shakhtar, as Roma saw out the result with little fanfare before celebrating in front of a raucous home crowd.

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As for Roma , Edin Dzeko and Co. will fancy their chances of getting past Shakhtar Donetsk after they grabbed a crucial away goal in Ukraine in the first leg but the Serie A side let an early Somehow, Roma kept Lionel Messi and company out of the net and grabbed the three goals required to advance .

Roma 1- 0 Shakhtar .Superb Dzeko goal sends Roma into quarter-finals. So, Sevilla & Roma promoted to quarter final yesterday where they won against Manchester United in the 2nd leg and beat them at the away ground.

Roma's successful round of 16 exploits sees the club advance to the final eight of the tournament for the first time since the 2007-08 season, the year that the Italian outfit defeated Real Madrid 2-1 in both legs before losing to Manchester United in the next round. Coupled with Juventus' successes over Tottenham, this result also marks the first time two Italian teams have advanced to this stage in 11 seasons.

The 1-0 scoreline also sees Roma preserve its perfect goals-against record at the Stadio Olimpico in Champions League play this season, having previously recorded a 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid, a 3-0 win over Chelsea, and a 1-0 win over Qarabag in the group stage of the competition.

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