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Roma coach Fonseca delighted after Braga victory

Roma coach Paulo Fonseca was delighted with their 3-1 Europa League defeat of Braga.

Roma reach the round of 16 5-1 on aggregate. Edin Dzeko, Carles Perez and Borja Mayoral struck the goals, even with Lorenzo Pellegrini missing a penalty.

“We played with confidence, we won and that was the most important thing, as well as resting some players for the next game. I think we did well," Fonseca told Sky Italia.

“I think the attitude has been good. Getting Rick Karsdorp to play as a centre-back isn't easy, but I like it when players make a sacrifice for the team.

“We showed respect to a quality Braga team, but I think we won deservedly."

Dzeko scored a goal, but then went off with a suspected groin injury.

“We'll see what happened with Dzeko. I don't think it's anything serious, but we need to evaluate it tomorrow and see what the tests say.

“I liked both Dzeko and Borja Mayoral when he came on. I believe it's very good for the team to have this competition for places in attack, I am satisfied with both."

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