Roma have their sights on Kiev and the Champions League final after completing a miracle comeback against Barcelona on Tuesday to overhaul a three-goal first-leg deficit and take their place in the competition's last four. "They ran a lot of risks and we were unable to overcome their pressure".
"It's hard to accept this elimination because we had a lot of hope for this season and once again it has escaped us", said Barca captain Andres Iniesta.
Liverpool advanced to the last four of the European Champions League with a 5-1 aggregate victory over Manchester City after winning the second leg match 2-1 at Ethihad on Tuesday.
Italian Roma at the Stadio Olimpico defeated Barcelona for the first time made it to the semifinals of the Champions League.
Trailing 4-1 after the first leg, Roma beat the Catalan giants 3-nil in Italy last night, to win the tie on the away goals rule. "You analyze things", Valverde said when asked if would take the blame for the loss.
"We all believed, we didn't think about the first leg and unfortunate episodes".
The local hero was also the architect of the brilliant Edin Dzeko's sixth-minute opener, floating a pinpoint pass that the Bosnian took down expertly and poked past Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. "This wonderful goal that we served them on a plate".
Barcelona's only real chances of the first half came from two free kicks, both of which Messi missed high.
Dzeko was at it again after the break with a show of brute force, shrugging off Gerard Pique and Umtiti to approach the goal.
De Rossi flashed a header wide in the 69th minute, and 10 minutes later it looked like Ter Stegen had saved the away side's skin with an incredible close-range stop from Stephan El Shaarawy.
Greece defender Manolas stole the headlines when he headed the decisive goal seven minutes from time.
However, the United of Alex Ferguson's era could never be discounted until the final whistle, and substitute Teddy Sheringham swept Ryan Giggs' shot into the bottom corner to bring the scores level in the 91st minute.
"It's another negative experience, I would be lying if I said it could serve for something because last season we went out in a similar way, albeit in the first leg, not the second", Busqets added. "We really do regret the fact that we lost but that's part of football".
According to Ivan San Antonio of the same outlet, Valverde had a similar message: "We're sorry for them, for the disappointment". "This is the toughest blow I've received in the whole time I've been at Barca because of how it happened".
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