For FC Barcelona to superstar Lionel Messi is in the Champions League quarter-final against AS Roma surprising final stop. Barca could not defend their 4-1 lead from the first leg at Camp Nou and defeated in the Eternal City in the second leg 3-0. The press comments on the fist-thick surprise:
Marca (Spain): The decline of the Barca Empire. Perhaps the most ridiculous disgrace Barcas in Champions League history. Luis Suarez, Semedo, Umtiti and Alba were traveling as tourists. An incredible and deserved catch-up of Rome. Anyone who bets on the Roma at the betting shop is now rich.
AS (Spain): Historical swatter for Barca. An imperial fiasco. The worst Barca of the season is swept away by the Roma. Without personality, without joke, without Messi and without arguments. AS Roma brings down Barcelona from the high horse. Barca was overrun by a buffalo herd.
Sports (Spain): Barcelona collapses in Rome. Historical disgrace. Barcelona is humiliated by AS Roma. Not even Messi could straighten it. The performance Barcas was just shameful. They played like a small team. Barca can thank ter Stegen that it was only three goals in the end.
El Mundo Deportivo (Spain): Historical debacle of Barca in Rome. The Olympic Stadium of Rome became hell for Barcelona. Such an advantage after the 4: 1 in the first leg you can not knock in the barrel. This time, the Barca players could not do anything with their best friend, the ball.
Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy): Roma, the crazy night in Olimpico. A wonderful night. The whole city is crazy. Barca destroyed 3: 0. Barcelona is wiped out by goals from Dzeko, De Rossi and Manolas. The comeback is perfect: it’s the semi-final. The world of Giallorossi has been waiting for such a night for 35 years.
Corriere dello Sport (Italy): Fabulous Rome. The team of Di Francesco makes a resounding comeback by beating Messi’s Barcelona 3-0. At the end of an incredible, unique and special game, Dzeko and his companions celebrate a crazy victory.
Tuttosport (Italy): Incredible, unthinkable, against all forecasts. The Roma are in the semifinals of the Champions League. Barcelona falls under the blows of Dzeko, De Rossi and Manolas. The last few minutes are only tachycardia, but after 94 minutes celebrate the Giallorossi.