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How the world has reacted to Barcelona's shock Champions League exit to Roma

Captain De Rossi converted a penalty in the 58th minute for the hosts, before Manolas' goal sent the stands into delirium.

'It would've been a triumph for any team, but particularly for us, for the dimension Roma have always had in Europe, it's truly incredible, ' De Rossi told Mediaset Premium.

"The truth is that it was a game in which we couldn't play our football", Valverde said in his postgame news conference. Going down to Barcelona 4-1, where we were unlucky and could've had some penalty kicks.

But it was Roma who broke the deadlock after six minutes when De Rossi's pin-point pass was met in the box by Dzeko, who got the ball under his spell with a brilliant first touch before prodding past Ter Stegen from six yards.

Nevertheless, coach Ernesto Valverde admitted it had been a bad night for the five-time European champions.

Sergio Busquets had no complaints as Barcelona were dumped out of the Champions League on Wednesday, stunned by a Roma side who the midfielder conceded were better in every way.

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It was a reversal of fortune for Barcelona who last term pulled off the greatest comeback in Champions League history by overcoming a 4-0 loss to Paris St Germain. The Spanish giant will be confident of protecting its own 3-0 advantage - no side has ever overturned a three goal deficit away from home.

Barcelona join PSG and AC Milan (eliminated by Deportivo La Coruna in 2004) as the only teams to have been knocked out after winning the first leg by at least three goals.

Edin Dzeko's away goal from the first leg proved to be the ultimate difference, but it was a late header goal from Kostas Manolas that leveled things on aggregate.

Roma have sent favourites Barcelona crashing out of the Champions League with a sensational 3-0 win to reach the last four, while Liverpool made sure of a semi- final place with a 2-1 victory at Manchester City. "We pressed them constantly from the first minute".

Dzeko made a hard finish look easy as he opened the scoring in the first half, while he won the penalty for Roma's second. Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah struck the equalizer in the 56th minute before Roberto Firmino added a second in the 77th. They scored early and got themselves right back in the tie.

"Coming back from 4-1 down to Barcelona is fantastic just by itself, but watching the way the team played for 90 minutes - this wasn't a game where we luckily won, it just felt like the whole time we sort of had them back on their heels". We scored four goals.

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