Greek international Kostas Manolas sealed a historic Roma comeback to eliminate Lionel Messi’s Barcelona from this year’s Champions League.
Manolas’ glancing header on the 82nd minute sparked scenes of pure elation among the locals as Roma overcame a 4-1 deficit from the first leg to win 3-0 and progress to the semi finals of the top European competition.
Savour the moment, Kostas Manolas 😱😱😱#UCL @ASRomaEN pic.twitter.com/O1XBQC84Op
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) April 10, 2018
Speaking after the game, Manolas said Roma knew they could upset Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-final because “if we have our crowd, nobody can beat us”.
“I don’t care about me going down in history. I care about Roma reaching the Champions League semi-final against the best team in the world, Barcelona,” Manolas told Mediaset Premium.
Watch Manolas scoring the third crucial goal:
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