Sport Roma advances past Shakhtar on away goals

02:16  14 march  2018
02:16  14 march  2018 Source:   theScore

Roma 'not thinking about selling' Alisson this summer

  Roma 'not thinking about selling' Alisson this summer Roma have warned off interest in Alisson from Liverpool and Real Madrid by confirming they’re not thinking about selling their star players this summer. Speaking to Radio Rai, as confirmed by the Metro, Roma CEO Umberto Gandini played down suggestions that the likes of Alisson could leave the club this summer. “We are not thinking about selling our best players. Right now we are living a very important phase of our season. This club have always changed many players to improve. The transfer window is dynamic, there big teams that change their identity to improve and not for economical reasons.” The Brazilian is one of several Roma stars attracting interest around Europe after several impressive performances in Serie A. Jurgen Klopp had reportedly shortlisted the player as a potential replacement for either Simon Mignolet or Loris Karius this summer. The Liverpool boss has been changing between the two this season as he struggles to find his preferred number one. Karius has held down a place in the starting XI in recent weeks, however, that has not stopped suggestions of a move for Alisson this summer. Real Madrid have also considered the £60 million-rated goalkeeper as a replacement for Keylor Navas.

At the Olimpico stadium, AS Roma overturned a 2-1 deficit,beating Shaktar Donetsk 1-0 in the second leg to advance 2-2 on the away goals rule. Europa: Liverpool Hold Dortmund As Sevilla, Shakhtar Win Away .

Edin Dzeko‘s second half goal gave AS Roma a 1-0 win in the second leg of its UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match-up, and pulled i Lupi into a 2-2 aggregate score line with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday in Rome. The 1-0 win made Cenzig Under’s first leg away marker stand up as the

a group of people standing next to a football ball © Paolo Bruno / Getty Images Sport / Getty AS Roma is heading to the Champions League quarter-finals courtesy of a 1-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Italian capital, despite losing 2-1 to the Ukrainian outfit in the first leg of this matchup.

A 52nd-minute goal by Edin Dzeko levelled the aggregate score at 2-2, which, combined with Cengiz Under's crucial first-leg goal at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv, proved enough to see the Italian outfit through on the away-goal rule.

A 79th-minute red card to Ivan Ordec all but scuppered any attempt at a comeback for Shakhtar, as Roma saw out the result with little fanfare before celebrating in front of a raucous home crowd.

Everton receive huge boost in bid to appoint Paulo Fonseca

  Everton receive huge boost in bid to appoint Paulo Fonseca Everton appear to have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca this summer. Farhad Moshiri is understood to be keen on delivering a long-term project at Goodison Park and Allardyce is seemingly not in the picture for this, with the likes of Fonseca and Marco Silva having recently been linked with moves to Merseyside. The Toffees have been heavily linked with a swoop for Fonseca, too. It was believed that Everton made a move for the manager earlier on in the season, only for Shakhtar to block the Premier League club’s advances. However, according to a report from Portuguese news outlet O Jogo, Fonseca’s deal at Shakhtar expires in the summer and he is unwilling to extend his stay in Ukraine. It’s stated that Shakhtar tabled a new and improved two-year extension for their promising manager, but he has since turned down the proposal. The report indicates that Fonseca would like to make the step up to the Premier League as his next move, which is sure to come as a boost to Everton’s hierarchy ahead of the summer.

The Serie A side scored the only goal of the match on 52 minutes when Dzeko beat the offside trap to latch onto a through ball and toe poke the ball past Andriy Pyatov in the Shakhtar net. Dzeko’s effort meant Roma were through to the quarter-finals on away goals having lost the first leg in Ukraine 2-1.

Roma 1 Shakhtar Donetsk 0 (2-2 agg): Dzeko edges Italians through on away goals .

Roma's successful round of 16 exploits sees the club advance to the final eight of the tournament for the first time since the 2007-08 season, the year that the Italian outfit defeated Real Madrid 2-1 in both legs before losing to Manchester United in the next round. Coupled with Juventus' successes over Tottenham, this result also marks the first time two Italian teams have advanced to this stage in 11 seasons.

The 1-0 scoreline also sees Roma preserve its perfect goals-against record at the Stadio Olimpico in Champions League play this season, having previously recorded a 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid, a 3-0 win over Chelsea, and a 1-0 win over Qarabag in the group stage of the competition.

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Alisson loves Roma and we haven't discussed Liverpool move, insists agent .
Alisson has been linked with Liverpool and Real Madrid but is apparently focused only on a good end to the season with Roma.Roma goalkeeper Alisson is fully committed to the club and has not discussed the prospect of a move to Liverpool, his agent has said.

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