Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Champions League quarters action - who's saying what

Ernesto Valverde Ernesto Valverde
Frederick Owens | 06 April, 2018, 15:15

Manchester City's 3-0 loss to Liverpool continues Guardiola's poor record away from home in the knockout stages of the Champions League. But its defending lapses either produced or played a direct part in all four of Barcelona goals.

An Iranian state television channel bizarrely blurred out a section of Roma's badge during coverage of the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie with Barcelona.

Unfortunately for Roma, however, the Italian veteran didn't score the only own goal of the game.

"In the league at the beginning of the season he also had trouble scoring goals", Valverde said.

Asked if he felt the scoreline was unfair, Di Francesco added: "Yes, absolutely, given how we played".

However, fortune again favored Barca following a short corner which Umtiti touched onto the post with the ball rebounding into the Roma net off Kostas Manolas for the second own goal of the night.

An Edin Dzeko strike did get Roma a potentially valuable away goal, but the capital club has it all to do Tuesday to overturn a three-goal deficit when the teams reconvene for the second leg at the Stadio Olimpico.

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Barca struggled for fluency in the first half, with Roma's nine-man defensive action largely successful in channelling their opponents' attacks down the centre, where the visitors were able to tackle, block and contain the space. At least one bottle was thrown and smashed on the side of the bus but did not break any of its windows.

Diego Perotti could have equalised for Roma early in the second half, but his header went wide.

"Football is game of errors, you try to make your rival commit them while you limit yours", Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde said.

"We have to make a great match, the ideal game, I think it's not closed yet, they're strong but they leave you space, you have to take advantage of the chances you create and hurt them. We needed to be a bit more clinical because you don't get many chances against Barcelona".

Manolas' own goal was the 13th that Barcelona have benefited from in the Champions League; only Real Madrid (15) have benefited from more.

ESPN's Gemma Soler explains how Barcelona were able to find a way against Roma despite the likes of Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets not being at their best.

Only Messi who has netted six times in the Champions League this season has scored more for Barcelona.

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