It was a historic night at the Stadio Olympico as AS Roma overturned a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Barcelona to seal qualification into the semi-finals of the UCL.
Having shot themselves twice in the foot in the first leg of the encounter at the Camp Nou giving Barcelona a resounding 4-1 advantage, thus giving themselves too much to do, the odds were stacked against Roma but an Eden Dzeko-inspired side overturned the deficit with additional goals from Kostas Manolas and Danielle De Rossi who put through their own net at the Camp Nou.
A sublime Eden Dzeko netted for Roma in the first half and also won a penalty after the interval which was camly dispatched home by De Rossi to put Roma within a goal of the semi-finals.
A disjointed Barcelona, looked like scraping through to the next stage of the competition as Roma continuously failed to make the most of their chances but with eight minutes to spare, Kostas Manolas stepped up with a towering header to clinch the all-important goal for the Romans.
Although Barcelona looked invigorated by Roma's goal they could not force a decisive goal as Lionel Messi and co crashed out of the competition in scarcely believable fashion.
The last time Roma reached the last four of Europe's foremost competition was in 1983-1984 when they lost to Liverpool in the final. Now, they will fancy their chances against anyone- including the Reds and former star Mohammed Salah who helped Liverpool to secure a last four berth with a 2-1 away win at the Etihad stadium.
Roma's victory means they become the third side in the competition's history to overturn a 3+ goal deficit after the first leg in the knockout stages to progress after Deportivo v AC Milan in 2003-2004 and Barcelona v PSG(2017-2018)
Barcelona's defeat also means they are the first team in history to both overturn a 3+ goal deficit and have a 3+ goal lead overturned in the Champions League knockout stages as they put themselves on both sides of the records books.