UEFA CL: Edin Dzeko’s strike proves enough for Roma, Sevilla stun Man United to reach quarter-finals

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Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko scored the only goal of the game as Roma defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 and progressed to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals on away goals. 

Dzeko’s composed 52nd-minute finish through the legs of Andriy Pyatov was enough for Giallorossi to reach the last eight for the first time in a decade.

Visitors’ hopes of snatching the equalizer were hampered when Ivan Ordets was sent off for a 79th-minute foul on Dzeko, and Eusebio Di Francesco’s side had little to no trouble protecting the lead against a team which failed to register a single shot on target in the entire match.


Dzeko’s strike was his first ever in the UEFA Champions league knockout rounds, and his fourth in eight Champions League games this season. He also has three assists.

Also on Tuesday evening, Wissam Ben Yedder scored twice in quick succession to earn Sevilla a surprising win against Manchester United and first quarter-finals berth in 60 years.

After holding Sevilla to a goalless draw three weeks ago in Spain, Jose Mourinho’s side found itself in a hole when Ben Yedder broke the deadlock in the 74th minute, just two minutes after coming off the bench.


French striker then doubled the lead four minutes later, as David de Gea failed to clear his header from the line.

Romelu Lukaku pulled one back for the hosts six minutes from time, but Manchester United was never really close to making a comeback.