Roma own made precious little impact on Shakhtar Donetsk in the major 1/2 and wish a victory to quit in the Champions League.
The Giallorossi had taken the lead in Ukraine through Cengiz Below sooner than losing the major leg 2-1, so a victory was once important – with an watch on away dreams – to set aside the Champions League quarter-finals. Gregoire Defrel was once injured, while the visitors missed Maksym Malyschev and Serhiy Kryvstov.
These aspects had met 5 instances sooner than and Shakhtar received four of them, losing finest four-Zero right here in 2006. Paulo Fonseca’s aspect done sooner than Napoli in their Champions League community this season, nevertheless had misplaced 5 of their last six away games in the opponents.
Roma hadn’t conceded in their three home ties this term, nevertheless risked an own goal when Alessandro Florenzi nodded a free kick factual extensive of the some distance post.
Though the Giallorossi wished the obtain, it was once Shakhtar who kept possession in the early phases and earned a series of corners. The predominant probability for the hosts came on 25 minutes, as Aleksandar Kolarov pulled abet from the by-line and Andriy Pyatov palmed it off the toes of Edin Dzeko.
Taison blasted over from 20 metres, Kolarov over-hit the unsuitable previous Cengiz Below and Facundo Ferreyra was once unable to maintain essentially the most of a Federico Fazio error.
Shakhtar’s possibility on the counter grew to change into determined when Radja Nainggolan’s effort from a nook was once charged down and the Ukrainians surged up the assorted discontinuance, nevertheless Florenzi made a comely address on Taison.
Diego Perotti fired extensive and Fazio wished an attractive difficulty to quit Ferreyra going determined.
Roma Zero-Zero Shakhtar (Half-Time, 1-2 agg)
Roma: Alisson; Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Nainggolan, De Rossi, Strootman; Below, Dzeko, Perotti
Shakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov; Butko, Ordets, Rakitsky, Ismaily; Fred, Stepanenko; Marlos, Taison, Bernard; Facundo Ferreyra
Ref: Mallenco (ESP)
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