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    Fighting against tall odds, Roma engineered a real miracle, muscling their way into the prestigious tournament’s last eight.

    Champions League comeback kings Barcelona were dethroned in the Italian capital on Tuesday when Roma pulled off a major shock, trouncing the Spanish 3-0 to make their way to the Champions League semi-finals.

    Barcelona were heavy favorites, leading 4-1 on aggregate after a comfortable first leg win, only to fall apart to Roma, who went into an all-stops-out attack right from kickoff at Stadio Olimpico.

    The Italians controlled the field throughout the entire game, with Edin Dzeko, Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas securing the 4-4 aggregate as a  visibly distraught Barca tried unsuccessfully to turn the tide.

    Twitter in Shock and Awe

    Roma's stunning victory, which made them only the third team in Champions League history to overturn a first-leg defeat of three goals or more, caused a veritable twitter storm among both team's fans.

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    ​​"It is difficult to believe, but we did it and did it in style,” Roma striker Edin Dzeko said after the game.

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