The incredible 3-0 victory at the Stadio Olimpico saw the home side overhaul a 4-1 first-leg defeat and advance on away goals.
“Rome’s historic feat: 3-0 against Barca, flying into the semi-finals. Messi and companions KO,” said Italian daily La Stampa, referencing the Spanish champions’ star forward.
“Perhaps the greatest night in Roma’s history,” tweeted daily Il Fatto Quotidiano
“Rome’s gladiators: Messi folds, horns blast all over the city,” declared the online paper RomaToday.
While the AS Roma twitter account excitedly tweeted: “DAJEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeifefefbejfwjofnwjfnwjfbrufbwfubweufbewfuewbewbfwejfwjlfjfwfjlwfjbfjwfbwjfbwjofwjfnewjofnewjofnwjfnweAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH”(a very enthusiastic “COME ONNNNNNN!”)
The “giallorossi” now advance to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 1984, and their fans can start dreaming of the ultimate victory in the final in Kiev in May.