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News Article  | UEFA Champions League

Rampant Barca Net Four In Big First Leg Win

UEFA Champions League Report: FC Barcelona v AS Roma 04 April 2018

By SL International - Apr 04, 2018 10:46 PM

UEFA Champions League

Result: FC Barcelona 4-1 AS Roma

Date: 04 April 2018

Venue: Camp Nou

AS Roma netted two own goals as FC Barcelona romped to a 4-1 victory in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first-leg on Wednesday.

The Catalan giants were looking to join rivals Real Madrid in dispatching an Italian outfit in the European Cup with a strong start in the opening minutes at Camp Nou.

Barca talisman Lionel Messi got the first shot on target after producing a fine save from Alisson.

Ivan Rakitic then went within an inch of opening the scoring after going out wide before cutting in but his seeing his shot come off the upright.

On 28 minutes, Luis Suarez forced Alisson to a save after his shot made life difficult for the Brazilian, who was forced to push around the effort for a corner.

The visitors kept the pressure on and apart from a few half-chances, were not posing any problems to the Barca rear-guard.

The visitors went behind shortly before the break after a lack of judgment from Danielle De Rossi saw him fire the ball to his own net after sliding across goal.

Barca had to scatter in their own half at the start of the second half, with the Italians quickly out of the starting blocks.

A cross by Alessandro Florenzi fell to the path of Diego Perotti, but the winger was unable to accurately plant his header on goal.

Barca increased their lead with another own-goal, coming off Kostas Manolas, who tried to clear an in-coming cross which ricocheted off him and into the net on 56 minutes.

Four minutes later, it was three after Alisson saved Suarez's initial shot, only for defender Gerard Pique to follow-up the rebound with an easy tap-in.

A disjointed Roma were short of ideas and had virtually no way of coming back, but Defrel came close to reducing the deficit only for Marc Andre Ter Stegen to pull off a fine save.

The all-important away goal for the second-leg set for Rome next week finally came as Eden Dzeko produced a low-drive past Ter Stegen at the near post.

The Catalans reclaimed their two-goal cushion five minutes from full-time after Suarez latched home from inside the box, leaving them with one foot in the last four ahead of the return leg.


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38’ Daniele De Rossi (og)

55’ Kostas Manolas (og)

59’ Gerard Piqué

87’ Luis Suárez

80’ Edin Dzeko

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KK-kELLS Joined: 20 Mar 2018
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KK-kELLS Apr 05, 2018 02:24 PM
this is an indication that you don't mark one particularly player whereas there 10 other players on the field.... Roma tried to stop Messi but they failed to stop the rest of the others... barca will win 5- 0 at home n 9-1 on aggregate
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Nick#10 Apr 05, 2018 12:54 PM
Wish we get Madriots in da semis our daily bread in our daily home nd awayhome
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Deftman05 Joined: 18 Aug 2013
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Deftman05 Apr 05, 2018 10:52 AM
Barcelona all the way, I like this team
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Thokozani_Shezi Apr 05, 2018 10:36 AM
Messilona
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link&iviwe Apr 05, 2018 10:27 AM
Semifinal is loading eish Im only scare of buryen more specially if they start at Alians arena they bulling there last seaso were clearly robbed by referees dicisions perfomance wise they tried but it wast to be
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Schweinstriker_31 Apr 05, 2018 09:40 AM
semi finals should be madrdiots vs the mighty barca
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Faysal Apr 05, 2018 09:31 AM
Barca
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JOMMAK Apr 05, 2018 09:23 AM
But knowing their luck they'll probably draw the EPL side and once again make it to the final...only this time FC Barcelona will be there waiting, no more luck!
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JOMMAK Apr 05, 2018 09:20 AM
The hyenas have rode their luck till this far drawing rubbish...let's see what happens next round, you can't avoid Barcelona forever, not this year.
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JOMMAK Apr 05, 2018 09:18 AM
There is nothing as useless as trying to debate with a stupid Real Madrid fan, especially a Penald'or fan...If you don't understand how and why an own goal is usually conceded what really can anyone do for you? You're a useless dunderhead...
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Master25 Apr 05, 2018 09:18 AM
I think Messi will choose winning treble anyday.
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dark.city Apr 05, 2018 09:13 AM
It will be Barca v Madrid in the final.
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Flipping lyf Apr 05, 2018 09:00 AM
@Tshidi lerato u contradict urself cr7 he's not a game changer while he score goals to make madrid win so tell me how game change without a goals
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alizebucs1986 Apr 05, 2018 08:56 AM
Messi did not Score maan Period,y Defend Someone who kept a Clean Sheet..the King Scored in 10 Consecutive UEFA Champions League Games..Yes 10 Consecutive Games
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Shauny10 Apr 05, 2018 08:48 AM
The headline shouldn read "Rampant barca" it should say "Roma score 2 own goals as barca win 4-1"
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Tshidi lerato Apr 05, 2018 08:43 AM
LOl @mpho wa cosmos being genius does'nt min u mst score gaols in evry game u play bt create space 4 others and also assist take a look at CR7 wher ws he in d bigining of d season dololo nd d reason CR7 manages 2 score is dat d teams r not afraid of him note dis he's not a game changer bt he can score gaols wel nd dats gud 4 him bt when leo is around d field of play evry1 fear him soo he stil d genius ur seeking if u may ask m
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Romeo Maps88 Apr 05, 2018 08:32 AM
Aiii... I don't get it, so Real fans now sit in front of their TVs when barca play hoping Messi don't score nevermind how brilliant he was in the game? Even barca winning is not a problem but the problem is if Messi scores? Barca fans hope for CR7 not to score when Real fans play too? Is there anyone still supporting laliga teams or there's only player worshipers? and mostly it's all about both players scoring no matter how well or badly they perform. If some don't score but perform well or some scores but does no good the whole game then all that counts for nothing? Editor pls block everyone here and leave only the football fans, not this moegoes in here!
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link&iviwe Apr 05, 2018 08:11 AM
Pirates_99 when I look you are baccaner but you full of jelousy like a pefeni boy you supose to be yellow because your heart is like one of yellow bone baccaneers they dont talk or mourn when they lose where were you last Sataday when we were facing 1st lose of the season in la liga stop this heart of a woman
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Pirates_999 Apr 05, 2018 07:59 AM
It's nothing new when his team needs him the most he doesn't show up, thanks Pique for standing in for shorty
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link&iviwe Apr 05, 2018 07:59 AM
If you watched the match on the 1st 3 goals Messi was involve in the build up before the last two players to score those goals thats what is important about him scoring goals is everyplayers dream but there are those who are obliged to score but Messis obligation is to create,assist and score goals if he didnt do that then I will agree with everyone who says he poorly perfomed in any match now the second leg will be an open match last night Roma defended for the second leg and had nothing to lose in Rome they will have to attack because they have nothing to defend for so its we wanted so its us to abuse them or have messi on them

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