Roma chief James Pallotta: 'We were 's****ed again' by VAR

Monchi spent 17 years as Sevilla's director of football

Monchi spent 17 years as Sevilla's director of football

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) played a big role for FC Porto, who defeated AS Roma 3-1 to advance to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday evening.

Moussa Marega restored the lead on the night for Porto early in the second half to level the tie as he struck in his sixth successive appearance in Europe.

Edin Dzeko, Steven Nzonzi and Patrik Schick were also confronted by fans, while Alessandro Florenzi was sarcastically applauded for conceding the late penalty that sent Porto through.

After going a goal behind Roma seemed to wake and started playing some nice football which resulted in a penalty for the Italian side when Eder Militao committed a foul inside the box.

Five minutes into the second half Soares should have put his side in the lead when he met an inch flawless cross into the box, but his header went narrowly over the crossbar from ten-yards out.

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Daniele De Rossi stepped up for Roma and levelled matters from the penalty spot in the 37th minute, 1-1 (2-3 on aggregate).

They started the second period in the same vein and re-took the lead seven minutes after the interval when Marega volleyed in Jesús Corona's cross from close range.

Marega, back in the side after missing the first leg with a thigh injury, pinched the ball from Kostas Manolas and was then picked out by Corona on the overlap to square for Soares to slot home.

Porto, meanwhile, is the first Portuguese club to defeat Italian opposition in the Champions League since 2005 and Sergio Conceicao's men can continue to dream of European glory while pushing for the Primeira Liga title.




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