On Soccer-Champions League

On Soccer-Champions League

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta was struggling to accept his side's shock 3-0 defeat at AS Roma which knocked them out of the Champions League on away goals on Tuesday, while Sergio Busquets called the elimination the worst moment of his career.

Barcelona were heavy favorites, leading 4-1 on aggregate after a comfortable first leg win, only to fall apart to Roma, who went into an all-stops-out attack right from kickoff at Stadio Olimpico.

Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde has reacted to his side's 3-0 loss to Roma in the Champions League quarter final on Tuesday.

Current mood in Barcelona.

Try as they might, they were unable to mount anything significant, and AS Roma caused the biggest upset in Champions League this season by defeating one of the title favourites and advancing to semi-finals.

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Roma went through on away goals after producing an unlikely 3-0 victory at home, having lost 4-1 at Camp Nou.

Defender Kostas Manolas scored the crucial third goal, heading in at the near post with eight minutes remaining. He has six goals in all in this season's competition.

Gabriel Jesus' goal raised belief inside Etihad Stadium that City could do what only two teams had done before tonight and overturn at least a three-goal first-leg deficit in the Champions League knockout stage. "I am responsible absolutely, I am the visible head of the team and it was down to me".

Roma reluctantly sold Salah last June.

Pallotta, a Boston executive who was part of the four-man American team that purchased Roma in 2011, is also a minority owner of the Boston Celtics.

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Barcelona's star players simply didn't turn up, Lionel Messi included. I think the club is happy as well.

"At halftime, we said if we scored a goal it would change the atmosphere", Klopp said. "It's hard to accept this elimination because we had a lot of hope for this season and once again it (the Champions League) has escaped us".

Eusebio Di Francesco's side deserves all the plaudits and praise considering how they pressed the Catalans all over the pitch and produced an excellent performance to keep a clean sheet.

That could leave Bayern Munich as the sole league leader still in contention in Europe with the newly crowned Bundesliga champions holding a 2-1 advantage over Sevilla heading into Wednesday's second leg.

"It was easier for me to play when Schick and Radja were closer to me, it created more space and stretched their defence".

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