Roma president jumps in fountain to celebrate unbelievable comeback against Barcelona

Roma president jumps in fountain to celebrate unbelievable comeback against Barcelona

- AS Roma thrashed Barcelona 3 - 0 in the Champions League return leg fixture

- The Seria A outfit edged their Spanish rivals on away goal after a 4 - 4 aggregate scoreline

- Roma president James Pallotta jumped into a fountain in celebration of his side amazing victory

Roma president, James Pallotta, has chosen a less conventional way to celebrate his side emphatic 3 - 0 victory over Barcelona that saw them clinch the semi final's spot.

The Seria A giants saw one of the greatest turnarounds in Champions League history last night.

Edin Dzeko, Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas all scored in a 3-0 rout as the Serie A outfit qualified on away goals.

And American supermo Pallotta, 60, made a splash into a fountain in celebration of his club's amazing comeback victory.

Goalscorer Dzeko - who got the key strike in the first leg and also scored the opner at the Stadio Olympico while speaking after the game said: "It is difficult to believe but we did it and did it in style.

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"Nobody believed in us before the game - they gave us a 5 per cent chance of winning - but against such a team like Barcelona, you expect that after losing the first game 4-1.

"We had to be concentrated not to concede a goal. We remembered the first game where they scored four goals from three shots on target as we scored two own goals.

"We believed even more after the first goal - it pushed us and in the end I am so proud.

"The win is difficult to describe. We lost against Fiorentina in the league three days ago but we played an amazing game today and had even more chances to score.

He added: "It was great teamwork from the first to the last minute. It is the first time in history to knock out Barcelona 3-0 and that makes it even more special.

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"We will enjoy the semi-finals - I do not fear anyone. They are all top teams. I am just happy to see my team in the draw."

NAIJ.com previously reported that it was one of the comebacks in the Champions League as Roma who were down by 4-1 to Barcelona in the first leg, won the second leg by 3-0.

The fans at the Stadio Olympico were given a good performance on the night as Roma qualified into the last four of the Champions League.

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Source: Naija.ng

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