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Sport Roma beats Shakhtar 1-0 to reach CL quarterfinals

00:53  14 march  2018
00:53  14 march  2018 Source:   ap.org

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ROME (AP) — Roma overcame a poor first-half performance to beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1 - 0 on Tuesday and reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League on the away goals rule after a 2-2 aggregate score.

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ROME (AP) — Roma overcame a poor first-half performance to beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1 - 0 on Tuesday and reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League on the away goals rule after a 2-2 aggregate score.

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Edin Dzeko scored the only goal of the match early in the second half as Roma became the second Italian side to progress to the final eight after Juventus beat Tottenham last week.

Shakhtar led 2-1 from the first leg and would have advanced with a draw, but its hopes of an equalizer diminished 11 minutes from time when defender Ivan Ordets was sent off for hauling down Dzeko.

It is the first time in 11 years that two Italian teams are in the quarterfinals, with the draw taking place Friday.

"Going through and being among the strongest teams has to be a source of great pride," Dzeko said. "I don't have a preferred opponent: they are all strong teams, but we will play to win against anyone. We are among the eight strongest teams in Europe, it means we are strong too."

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ROME (AP) — Roma overcame a poor first-half performance to beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1 - 0 on Tuesday and reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League on the away goals rule after a 2-2 aggregate score.

ROME (AP) — Roma overcame a poor first-half performance to beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1 - 0 on Tuesday and reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League on the away goals rule after a 2-2 aggregate score.

In the night's other match, Sevilla knocked out Manchester United with a 2-1 win at Old Trafford to go through with the same score on aggregate. Substitute Wissam Ben Yedder scored twice after coming on in the second half, with Romelu Lukaku pulling a goal back for United.

Roma hadn't conceded in its three Champions League matches at the Stadio Olimpico this season but nearly netted an own goal when Alessandro Florenzi tried to head clear a free kick but sent the ball flashing across the face of goal.

Shakhtar dominated possession early and Taison almost scored but his effort flew narrowly over the crossbar.

But Roma broke the deadlock seven minutes after the break as Dzeko latched on to Kevin Strootman's ball over the top and slotted it into the bottom right corner.

That gave Roma confidence and it almost doubled its lead 10 minutes later but Dzeko fired narrowly wide.

A small brawl between players broke out 10 minutes before full time after Facundo Ferreyra pushed a ballboy over the advertising boards. Ferreyra was shown a yellow card.

Dzeko was given a standing ovation when he was substituted in the final minute.

"The standing ovation has to be for the whole team, not just for me. Everyone gave their all and we are deservedly in the quarterfinals," Dzeko said. "I didn't want to leave (in January) precisely because of matches like these, you play all season for matches like these."

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Welbeck scored twice for Arsenal. The draw for the quarterfinals will be held at 8 a.m. ET Friday morning. [ MORE: Full lineups, stats, box score ]Arsenal could’ve given one of those goals back in the first minute, as Andre Silva found himself alone with a cutback inside the 18 only to hit his attempt off the outside of the net.Danny Welbeck couldn’t beat Gianluigi Donnarumma at the other end, and Arsenal grew into control of the match.Yet Milan went ahead, and did it in style through Calhanoglu’s rip from distance.We have to talk about this Hakan Calhanoglu goal.

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