Download Video: Barcelona vs Roma 4-1 UEFA 2017/2018 All Goals and Highlights
Only an incredible turnaround in next week’s second leg at the Stadio Olimpico will stop Barcelona from progressing after poor defending and moments of ill fortune undermined a positive display from Roma at the Camp Nou
Barcelona will travel to Rome knowing that their Italian opponents will need an extraordinary turnaround next Tuesday. Roma haven’t been in a European Cup final since 1984 and it seems that their long wait will go on after Luis Suarez’s late goal gave Barcelona a three-goal lead to take into the second leg. That should be too big a hurdle for Roma to overcome. Yet there could have been a very different feel. Roma were in it after Edin Dzeko made it 3-1 near the end, only for a dreadful error from Federico Fazio to gift a goal to Suarez, who had been pretty poor for most of the night. That twist had a feeling of finality to it. Barcelona didn’t flow and Lionel Messi didn’t score, but they ruthlessly capitalised on moments of good fortune and will be confident of going through.
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