GOAL! The Argentine looked poised to fire home but the visiting defence has other ideas. I'm sure Roma will be delighted with this and would bite your hand off to take this result back with them to Italy. ... First published on Tue 10 Apr 2018 13.30 EDT. The 4-4-2 formation doesn't quite suit them and bringing on Dembele would be a good call from Valverde. Good evening and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Champions League quarter-final first-leg between Barcelona and Roma, where the hosts will be looking to maintain their stellar European form and their Italian opponents will be dreaming of an upset. Free-kick for Roma as Defrel is pulled to ground by Denis Suarez as he attempts a shot. Rakitic and Messi work a short corner routinely brilliantly, with the former driving a ball across the six yard box. Game over! Barcelona get us started, attacking to the right in the first half. Live Coverage of Roma vs. Barcelona Tuesday, April 10, 2018 on MSN Sports Third and final change for Roma, as De Rossi is replaced by Defrel. An away goal would give them a chance of turning the tie around in the second-leg but you have to feel that Barcelona now have one foot firmly in the semi-final draw, despite the fact we still have two hours of football to play in the tie. OFFSIDE! Roma beat Barcelona on away goals in Champions League quarter-final – as it happened. Final change for Barcelona and Iniesta, as expected, doesn't complete the full 90. Roma rallied late on and looked to have salvaged some interest in the tie, Dzeko holding off Alba to slide Perotti's pass into the bottom-left corner. Alisson called into action for the first time this evening, as Messi shifts the ball onto his left and strikes from distance. Barcelona subs: Jasper Cillessen, Andre Gomes, Ousmane Dembele, Thomas Vermaelen, Paco Alcacer, Denis Suarez, Paulinho. It falls to Rakitic though, who fires an effort off a defender and behind for a corner. A glimmer of hope then for Roma. There's plenty to work on ahead of the second-leg next week but a 4-1 advantage puts them in complete control. UEFA Champions League Match Report for Barcelona v Roma on 4 April 2018, includes all goals and incidents. GOAL! Goal 50 Revealed: The best 50 players in the world, Arteta must start taking his share of the blame for awful Arsenal displays, Cavani's killer instinct can kickstart misfiring Man Utd's season, Arsenal's £50m bargain: The Hale End academy revolution underpinning Arteta's rebuild, A thousand matches and counting: How Abramovich's Chelsea takeover changed football forever. HALF TIME! Messi and Rakitic combined superbly to find room to fire a dangerous delivery into the middle, which in the end results in what's likely to be a decisive goal in the tie. That Perotti chance in the opening minute of the second half now looks even more crucial, he'll certainly have a sleepness night tonight thinking about what might have been. Roma subs: Lukasz Skorupski, Patrik Schick, Gerson, Stephan El Shaarawy, Maxime Gonalons, Juan Jesus, Gregoire Defrel. However, it didn't all go the way of Ernesto Valverde's side and they had to struggle to find an opening, benefitting from own goals from Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas. A fierce effort but straight at the Brazilian, who gobbles up the ball at the second time of asking. Second change of the night for Barcelona, who replace Sergi Roberto with Andre Gomes. They've deserved more this evening and this gives them something to cling to, as long as they hold firm defensively. It's not Iniesta who's replaced in midfield though as Busquets, who had question marks over his fitness heading into the game, is replaced by Paulinho. Suarez's timely contribution followed, though, with Roma unable to scramble clear and the striker prodded a finish under Alisson to put Barca within sight of a semi-final spot. ... #26 10/04/2018 23:11 horas. However, the offside flag is raised. The danger is that it could get worse as there's still plenty of time to play. There was barely any contact though and the referee is right to wave away the protests. Save again! Still we wait for a decisive opening for either side. Pellegrini elects for a low drive but it's blocked and cleared. Denis Suarez's ball into the middle isn't dealt with and it falls kindly for the Uruguayan, who strikes home. Strootman grabs onto Messi from behind, pulling the Argentine to ground and earning himself a yellow card. Barcelona look set for the last four of the Champions League after Luis Suarez capped a comfortable home win against Roma. Sergi Roberto plays further forward on the right and Busquets is passed fit after entering the game carrying a knock. Copyright © 2020 Goal.com All rights reserved. Corner for Roma, after Perotti sees a shot ddeflected behind, and the visitors swiftly earn another one. 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico would be incredibly difficult but it wouldn't be impossible. Eusebio Di Francesco's side will know the mammoth task ahead of them but they could cause some issues over two legs. Roma, meanwhile, are into the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in a decade. Final whistle at Camp Nou!FC Barcelona 4-1 RomaDe Rossi (og), Manolas (og), Piqué and Luis Suárez / DzekoCome on Barça!#BarçaRoma #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/EvB235mruS. La crónica del partido. Manolas dived in front of Samuel Umtiti in the area - after Messi combined with Rakitic - but clumsily bundled the ball against his own post and over the line. A tough lesson for the Italians tonight. Disfruta de la crónica y de los mejores vídeos e imágenes del partido Roma vs Barcelona de Champions League en MARCA.com. 09/04/2018 Live Roma v Barcelona: line-ups, Fantasy tips, form guide. Messi fantastically switches the play to Suarez, who cuts onto his right inside the box but sees his shot saved by Alisson. Really disappointing from Barcelona so far as, barring a few flashes of excitement, they've been extremely flat. Resumen y goles del Roma 3-0 Barcelona: El equipo de Valverde se derrumbó en Roma con una actuación insólita. KICK-OFF! It felt like a goal was coming but that's an extremely cruel way for Barcelona to take the lead, a complete fluke and hopefully not one that takes the sail out of Roma's sails. Far from a vintage Barcelona performance and, worryingly for Roma, there's a lot for Ernesto Valverde to work on in the next week. MISS! It really does feel like we're on the verge of something. Unbeaten in nine consecutive Champions League matches and winning 23 of their past 25 European matches at Camp Nou, drawing the other two, Barcelona are serial features in this stage of the competition. No stoppage time at the end of the first period after what has been a largely quiet half. Denis Suarez takes his place. First substitution of the game sees Pellegrini replaced by Gonalons. Roma need a miracle now. Encouraging opening for Roma but Barcelona have shown signs of their true ability. Barcelona made a slow, sloppy start and were initially restricted to shots from distance, Messi's 25-yard drive stinging Alisson's palms before an Ivan Rakitic curler clipped the base of the right-hand post. An away goal would be incredibly valuable though. Pellegrini tumbles to ground after a foul from Umtiti and it's right on the edge of the penalty box. KICK-OFF! Huge moment! Umtiti hits the post and the rebound is sent into his own net by Manolas. A glorious opportunity for a Roma equaliser! Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez also capitalised on easy chances, either side of Edin Dzeko's slotted finish for the visitors. Ernesto Valverde will want to see a lot more from his side after the interval but they do hold the lead, which could be crucial over the course of two legs. Barcelona are still half asleep, Ernesto Valverde won't be happy at all. Certainly encouraging signs for the visitors though. At one goal down, Roma had at least a chance to turn the game around, especially with the second-leg to come. It doesn't find a touch from an attacker but almost doesn't need it, rebounding off the far post. Guía temporada a temporada, con detalladas estadísticas históricas y vídeos con los resúmenes de todas las finales hasta la fecha. Roma almost gifted a goal! Compartir en Facebook; Compartir en Twitter; Enviar por email; 100 comentarios Comentar. The hosts are pinging the ball around as we've all come to expect now though. SAVE! 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico against this Barcelona side seems impossible. GOAL! POST! Live Coverage of Barcelona vs. Roma Wednesday, April 4, 2018 on MSN Sports It's yet to really get going at Camp Nou. Credit where it's due for Roma, who have done fantastically to quell Barcelona's stellar attack this evening. Batcelona go short, trying to work into the box on the opposite side, but are being well matched by Roma so far. GOAL! Official UEFA Champions League and European Cup history. Dzeko, De Rossi de penalti y Manolas obraron … Florenzi and the Brazilian are linking up well down the far side but the final ball has been lacking so far. OFF THE POST! Roma are moving the ball around brilliantly but they'd certainly be better if the Bosnian could find space between the defenders. Ernesto Valverde welcomed Lionel Messi, the match-winner against Chelsea in the previous stage, back into his starting XI following injury, but the Catalan side toiled until Roma shot themselves in the foot either side of half-time. It's cruel for it to be another own goal but the corner routine on the far side was brilliant. Roma's early resolve was admirable in the absence of injured duo Radja Nainggolan and Cengiz Under, but they look to have too much to do back in Italy, with the chances of Eusebio Di Francesco's men mustering the firepower to down the LaLiga leaders extremely slim. Further changes certainly afoot and Iniesta is more than likely going to make way soon, as he doesn't finish 90 minutes often these days. It's gone again. It almost feels like a pre-season game. Have your say on the game in the comments. However, the German keeper superbly redeems himself with a diving save. The visitors should have drawn level seconds after the restart when Alessandro Florenzi's deep centre from the right reached the far post, but Diego Perotti directed a straightforward header back across the face of goal and wide. Gerard Pique got the third before the hour mark and, following Dzeko's strike 10 minutes from time, Suarez hit the target in the Champions League for the first time in over a year. Roma impressed overall but the stuffing was knocked out of them by the two own goals that gave Barcelona their edge. Dangerous position for Roma but it did look to be a bit too close. Last time they visited Catalonia, they were hammered 6-1 in a group stage clash and they carry the burdern of never reaching the final four since the restructure of the European Cup. Barcelona with a slick, smooth move to find an opening. Brilliant yet again by Roma to prevent Messi, this time diving into a fine tackle right at the last. This time the German had no response. Iniesta tries to feed through Messi and De Rossi dives in to intercept, inadvertently diverting the ball past an outstretched Alisson and into the far corner. Taking the ball off Messi is an impossible task. A big moment as Roma break, Dzeko running into the box and tumbling to ground under pressure from Umtiti. It really hasn't gone their way this evening. Dzeko is seeing a lot of the ball in the opening exchanges but he is having to drop fairly deep to pick up possession. The information contained in Goal.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Goal.com, Barcelona 4 Roma 1: Suarez off the mark after own goals tee up win. Barcelona were far from their best today but they got their win in the end and now have one foot firmly placed in the semi-finals of the Champions League yet again. He'll have to settle for an assist for now though. Perhaps the most eye catching selection though is Florenzi, playing much further forward to where we're used to watching him play. What a mess! Something from nothing for Barcelona! 30 - After failing to score with his first 30 shots in the Champions League this season, Luis Suarez finally scored with his 31st shot. It fell on a plate to Pique though, who tucked home with ease. Manolas claimed before the match there is "no way" to stop Messi, but the centre-back continued to effectively restrict Barca's main man, although he was able to tee up Suarez for an effort Alisson saved well. It's another scrappy goal but Suarez finally nets his first Champions League goal of the season. A beautifully weighted through ball from Umtiti to Alba but brilliant defending puts it behind for a corner. Roma really have had the stuffing knocked out of them, which isn't too surprising. Messi flicks the ball behind to Suarez, who drives across goal towards the far post but is prevented by a fine save from Alisson. WHAT A SAVE! GOAL! It was typical then that the latest in a series of desperate defensive challenges would undo Roma's hard work seven minutes before the break, De Rossi lunging to keep the ball from Messi and inadvertently firing a rocket beyond his own goalkeeper and into the bottom-right corner. We're underway in Catalonia! Whilst Barcelona have been poor, Roma also deserve credit for a superb tactical set-up that has left their hosts scrapping for chances. Kolarov stands over the ball but curls over the bar. Roma XI: Alisson; Bruno Peres, Federico Fazio, Kostas Manolas, Aleksandar Kolarov; Lorenzo Pellegrini, Daniele De Rossi, Kevin Strootman; Alessandro Florenzi, Edin Dzeko, Diego Perotti. Radja Nainggolan doesn't make the squad due to injury and Cengiz Under also misses out. First yellow card of the evening is issued to Kolarov, after he catches Messi from behind. Better! It's all over at Camp Nou and Barcelona, as many expected, are comfortable winners. Official UEFA Champions League and European Cup history. Second change of the evening for Roma, who introduce El Shaarawy in place of Florenzi. Extremely cruel for Roma! Messi wiggles into space and shifts onto his weaker right foot, firing a shot straight at Alisson. Roma make two changes to the side that beat Shakhtar Donetsk last time out, bringing in Bruno Peres and Pellegrini. All it takes is one moment of magic, as it feels like the game could open up at any moment. This time ter Stegen easily clutches onto the ball. I was just about to say Barcelona are yet to get out of second gear but they've doubled their advantage. Historia oficial de la UEFA Champions League y de la Copa de Europa. FULL-TIME! It's whipped into the far post from Florenzi, where Perotti has room but he heads wide of the mark. - Barcelona have benefited from five own goals this season, a record in a single Champions League campaign.- Roma are just the fourth side in Champions League history to score two own goals in a single game and the first since Galatasaray against Astana in September 2015.- This was Andres Iniesta's 21st appearance in the Champions League quarter-finals, a joint high with Ryan Giggs and Xavi.- Luis Suarez scored his first Champions League goal after a barren run of 1,058 minutes. However, it had just gone out of play. Perotti again brilliant as he plays the ball into the middle, where Dzeko takes one touch before slotting past Ter Stegen. Ended. Lacklustre defending was their downfall in the end, particularly with Luis Suarez's late effort, and it's a massive learning curve for Eusebio Di Francesco's side. Barcelona vs Roma: Resumen, resultado y goles International Champions Cup 2018. Umtiti doesn't deal with the ball and Florenzi nicks it off him, cutting a cross onto the post from a very tight angle. Roma did fantastically to quell Barcelona for the majority of the match and fell behind in cruel circumstances, as Daniele De Rossi diverted the ball into his own net. Barcelona keeping the ball with ease as there is no pressure from Roma, a stark contrast to how the Serie A outfit initially approached the game. Barcelona make just one change to the side that beat Chelsea 3-0 last time out in Europe, with Semedo coming in for Dembele. If they're to have any chance now, an away goal is needed. A corner bounces around and isn't dealt with, falling for Rakitic and he drives a low ball across the face of goal. Ter Stegen loses the ball, it's lofted into the middle for Defrel and he looks destined to score with his first touch of the game. Barcelona XI: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Sergi Roberto, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Andres Iniesta; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez. So far, it seems we've drawn the short straw. Messi was involved on both occasions as Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas put through their own net, settling what had been a rather nervy Camp Nou. More misfortune did for Roma in the 55th minute, though. Remember that glimmer of hope Roma had? He keeps going, trying to work his way into the box, and is eventually tackled. A very flat atmosphere here now, with the game certainly over and the fans haven't really been in the mood all night. The Uruguay international last found the back of the net in Europe in last term's incredible 6-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain, but he restored Barca's three-goal cushion in the 87th minute after Edin Dzeko grabbed a late away goal. Unfortunately, it comes to nothing. El Barsa sin Messi es muy poco. ... 10/04/2018 Live Roma stun Barcelona to reach semi-finals. SAVE! Roma showing intent, Barcelona with flashes of brilliance. The visitors cannot afford to rest on their laurels but will be pleased with proceedings so far. Almost another glorious opening for Roma, this time from the left flank as Kolarov floats a dangerous cross towards the back post but it escapes his teammates. Back underway at Camp Nou, where Roma get us started and now attack to the right. Barcelona really do look like they need a change and they're playing very centrally at the moment. Season-by-season guide, extensive all-time stats, ... 03/04/2018 Live Barcelona v Roma: line-ups, Fantasy tips, form guide. The hosts aren't getting any room to breathe and Messi is being swarmed by defenders when he picks up the ball. They've put Barcelona under a lot of pressure when they don't have the ball and are trying to work into space when they do take possession. Any concerns that Roma would sit back to soak up pressure and focus on defending are out the window already, as the visitors are showing plenty of intent. Ernesto Valverde's side have been largely unstoppable this season and come into the game on the back of a thrilling comeback in the league against Sevilla. A lifeline for Roma! Perotti has shone this evening and he deserves a goal. Strootman clips a ball over the top to Bruno Peres down the right but the Barcelona defence copes. The Champions League last night was full of drama, the other game this evening appears to be on the same path. The third goal followed four minutes later when Pique charged forward and tapped into the net when Alisson parried from Suarez. Ter Stegen again with a stunning save, as Perotti curls an effort towards the far top corner but is prevented by the Barcelona stopper. Luis Suarez scored in the Champions League for the first time this season as Barcelona, aided by two own goals, took a commanding 4-1 first-leg lead against Roma in their quarter-final. A sloppy start from the hosts, with the atmosphere being full of expectation rather than excitement. Iniesta clips a ball over the top to Messi in space but the offside flag is raised. Barcelona have been poor, it has to be said, and haven't really found their stride this evening. The replays show the decision was correct but wow, that is extremely close. Warning signs for Roma as a swift attacking move from Barcelona sees Iniesta play through Suarez, who tucks home into the far corner. Not the best of starts from Barcelona, encouraging Roma to push forward, but it's yet to fall for the Italians in an attacking aspect. Alba strikes at goal with his right, Alisson makes a mess of it and Suarez puts the rebound over the bar. The goal was a freak moment and may prove to be a bitter blow for the Italians, although they'll still fancy their chances of they keep the deficit at just a single goal.