Superb Dzeko goal sends Roma into quarter-finals

Roma will have to overturn the 2-1 loss when they play Shakhtar Donetsk at home this week

Indeed, despite needing only a draw to themselves reach the last eight on Wednesday, this was no backs-to-the-wall job for Paulo Fonseca's Shakhtar as they sought to enjoy themselves at Stadio Olimpico.

Despite being a man down, Shakhtar launched a late onslaught and had several risky raids down the left flank but the home team's defence held on until the final whistle.

Shakhtar were unlucky not to get an away goal of their own early on when Roma's Alessandro Florenzi nearly headed an in-swinging free-kick into his own net with a glancing clearance.

Taison flashed a 25-yard effort over the top, before Federico Fazio recovered in time to force Facundo Ferreyra wide having cheaply given up possession to his fellow Argentinian.

Roma did not initially improve from the restart but, when the Shakhtar defence switched off the first time, a clear chance finally fell for Dzeko and he made no mistake. The Bosnian took a defence-splitting pass from Kevin Strootman into his stride and beat the offside trap before he steered the ball into the far corner with the outside of his foot, past the advancing Pyatov.

Ferreyra clashes with the boy.

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- Roma have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four Champions League home games, winning the last three (W3 D1 L0).

Here we look at some of the best Opta numbers ahead of the two matches.

EDIN DZEKO fired Roma through to the last eight of the Champions League for the first time in a decade.

In the 2010-2011 season mallenco refereed match of the Champions League between Ajax and Dinamo (2:1), then worked on the matches in the group stage of the Champions League 2012-2013 between "Dynamo" and "Port" (0:0), and in the 2015-2015 season came to Kiev for the match of 1/4 final of the Europa League between "Dnepr" and "Bruges" (1:0).

Pyatov mistimed his rush off the line, leaving the former Manchester City marksman to get beyond the Shakhtar keeper and calmly prod the ball into an empty net to put Roma in pole position for progress.

Ukrainians Shakhtar had Ivan Ordets sent off after he pulled Dzeko down by the shirt.

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