ROMA vs. QARABAG - UEFA Champions League (Group C)

  • ROMA vs. QARABAG - UEFA Champions League (Group C)

ROMA vs. QARABAG - UEFA Champions League (Group C)

AS Roma need to win tonight to guarantee their qualification for the Champions League Round of 16 and will feel confident of doing so against Azerbaijani champions FK Qarabag at home.

Roma first unveiled the project for the stadium in March 2014, although the search for a suitable site had begun two years earlier.

The move was started and finished by Perotti, who drove forward and exchanged a couple of neat passes before the ball found its way to Edin Dzeko, whose shot was parried by the keeper into the path of the Argentine, who headed in from close range.

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid had been expected to qualify but instead it was Roma who joined the English Premier League side in the last 16.

"Di Francesco has surprised everyone". On the left wing his has proven to be a force, and has performed tremendously to help mitigate the loss of star right winger Mohamed Salah.

For Qarabag, this is a game they will relish playing in. The Romans won the first game back in September in Azerbaijan by a score of 2-1.

The stakes are too high and the difference in quality is too significant for the Romans to blow this glorious chance to advance to the next round.

Last season's runners-up Juventus brushed aside Olympiakos 2-0 in Greece to go through, and Napoli will try to make it three out of three for Italy on Wednesday. "I have enjoyed some of the best moments of my career here, and I hope to experience many more", said Perotti on the club's website.

"The final result is what we dreamed of", Roma captian Daniele De Rossi said.

The Italian giants have not been free-scoring in this season's competition, and have only scored eight times in their five matches, but their opponents have nothing to play for, so Roma will be confident of rattling in plenty of goals against a side that shipped six goals at Chelsea in matchday one.