Dzeko edges Roma past Shakhtar

Dzeko edges Roma past Shakhtar

Having trailed 2-1 from the first leg, Roma looked bereft of ideas for much of the contest at the Stadio Olimpico before Dzeko broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute following a tepid first half devoid of goal-mouth action.

Cengiz Under's goal and a string of Alisson saves in a 2-1 away first-leg defeat had kept Roma in the tie, and Eusebio Di Francesco's men edged to victory in the return to reach the quarter-finals despite a dismal display in which Dzeko's victor was scarcely deserved.

Visiting keeper Andriy Pyatov was little troubled by a shot from Dzeko in the first minute and Shakhtar was generally better on the ball, though they could not translate that superiority into a goal.

Edin Dzeko credited his Roma team-mates for a "patient" performance as they dumped Shakhtar Donetsk out of the Champions League.

Eusebio Di Francesco's side are the second Italian team to advance to the quarter-finals after Juventus, with the draw for the last eight taking place on Friday.

A straight red card for Ivan Ordets in the closing stages helped the Giallorossi's cause as they reached the last eight of the Europe's elite club competition for only the fourth time in their history. "All the other teams are strong but we are strong too".

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"I was glad to see so many people in the stands cheering us on, suffering together and relishing every moment".

Alessandro Florenzi came close to turning in an own goal at the 10-minute mark, one that would have been a crippling blow to Roma's comeback hopes.

The home side came out with renewed goal in the second half and Dzeko delighted their vocal fans when he broke the deadlock with a trademark clinical finish.

Going down to 10 men left Shakhtar in disarray and their frustration showed when Facundo Ferreyra, who scored in the first leg, plowed into a ball boy on the sideline and the youngster fell backwards over an advertising hoarding.

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

Scenes at full time as Roma reach #UCL quarter-finals for the first time since 2008.

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