European Champions League

Barcelona 4 – Roma 1

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Sergi Roberto (Andrés Gomes 83’), Rakitic, Busquets (Paulinho 66’), Iniesta (Denis Suárez 85’); Messi, Luis Suárez. 4-4-2.
Roma: Alisson; Bruno Peres, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Pellegrini, De Rossi (Defrel 77’), Strootman (Gonalons 60’); Florenzi (El Shaarawy 72’), Dzeko, Perotti. 4-3-3.

1-0. 38. De Rossi (own goal). Poked shot past Alisson trying to stop Iniesta pass.
2-0. 52. Manolas (own goal). Deflected rebound into net after ball came off post.
3-0. 55. Piqué. Following up after keeper pushed out shot from Luis Suárez.
3-1. 80. Dzeko. Collected Perotti pass and steered shot wide of Ter Stegen.
4-1. 87. Luis Suárez. Latched on to loose ball after Denis Suárez cross blocked.

Yellow cards: Kolarov 44’, Strootman 86’.

Barcelona are on track to join Real Madrid in the semi-finals after they won 4-1 against Roma on Wednesday. The Catalans were on top from the start, Rakitic hitting the upright before De Rossi put through his own net trying to cut out Iniesta’s pass to Messi. Early on in the second half Manolas scored a second own goal, deflecting the ball into the net under pressure from Umtiti after he had already turned Rakitic’s cross against the post. Three minutes after that Piqué made it three after Alisson could only push out a shot from Luis Suárez, and although Dzeko gave the visitors hopw with an away goal, Suárez restored the three goal cushion with his first goal in Europe this season.