It turns out the best football on display this evening wasn’t between Man City and Liverpool after all.
Because all the way in Rome, Roma were taking on La Liga giants Barcelona in the second-leg of their Champions League tie and needed to somehow overturn a 4-1 first-leg deficit.
And they only went and did exactly that, didn’t they?
With that all-important away goal from their clash at the Nou Camp, Roma knew they needed three goals against the Catalans tonight to go through.
And with Edin Dzeko up front, that’s very possible indeed and the Bosnian got the early opener, before Daniele De Rossi scored from the spot to set-up a nervy climax.
And with just under 10 minutes remaining, Cengiz Under whipped a corner in that was confidently headed home by Konstantinos Manolas.
Cue some mad scenes at the Stadio Olimpico.
Everyone thought City would be the team to comeback tonight, but they duly fell to Liverpool 2-1, losing 5-1 on aggregate overall.
We’ve seen teams comeback from three goal deficits before.
There was Deportivo’s stunning turnaround against Milan back in the 2003/04 season.
And of course, we all remember Barca destroying Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 last year to go through 6-5 on aggregate.
So that’s Liverpool and Roma into the semi-final of the Champions League.
Who would’ve thought that at the start of the season?
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