Roma's Daniele De Rossi and Alessandro Florenzi celebrate after the match. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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"The fall of Rome" was how one Catalan daily described Barcelona's shock 3-0 defeat to Serie A side Roma Tuesday which ended the Spanish league giants' bid for a place in the semifinals. As Roma look forward to their first semifinal since 1984, Barcelona are licking their wounds having failed to reach the Champions League last four for the second consecutive season.Totti's fears seemed justified when Barcelona beat the Italians 4-1 at the Camp Nou in the first leg. But Roma's away goal left a hint of hope, and Roma – led by Bosnian center-forward Edin Dzeko – stunned a static Barca side with three goals Tuesday to send the Stadio Olimpico, and indeed Rome, into a frenzy.quickest: Liverpool-AC Milan (3-3, 3-2 on penalties)What is still billed as the craziest comeback in the history of the Champions League occurred over the space of 90 minutes, plus extra time and penalties, in 2005 .Liverpool were facing a humiliating loss to AC Milan after the Italians struck three times in the opening half thanks to a first-minute effort from Paolo Maldini and a Hernan Crespo double.
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