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Roma beat Shakhtar Donetsk to reach Champions League quarterfinals

AS Roma have reached the Champions League quarterfinals after victory over Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday night.

Roma are through after Edin Dzeko defeated 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0, qualifying on away goals.

The Giallorossi had taken the lead in Ukraine through Cengiz Under before losing the first leg 2-1, so a victory was necessary - with an eye on away goals - to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. Gregoire Defrel was injured, while the visitors missed Maksym Malyschev and Serhiy Kryvstov.

Ivan Ordets saw red after pulling back Edin Dzeko in the second-half. Moments later, Shakhtar lost the plot, shoving a ball boy over the advertising boards, sparking a brawl with furious Roma players.

Roma goalkeeper Alisson didn't have a save to make at the Olimpico and kept his fourth consecutive Champions League home clean sheet.

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