One goal does it for Roma
ROME, Italy (AP):
Roma overcame a poor first-half performance to beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 yesterday and reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League on the away goals rule after a 2-2 aggregate score.
Edin Dzeko scored the only goal of the match early in the second half as Roma became the second Italian side to progress to the final eight after Juventus beat Tottenham last week.
Shakhtar led 2-1 from the first leg and would have advanced with a draw, but their hopes of an equaliser diminished 11 minutes from time when defender Ivan Ordets was sent off for hauling down Dzeko.
Roma have not conceded in their three Champions League matches at the Stadio Olimpico this season but nearly netted an own goal when Alessandro Florenzi tried to head clear a free kick but sent the ball flashing across the face of goal.