Fun, Frolics, And Club Presidents Leaping Into Fountains: Amazing Reaction To Roma’s Wondrous Champions League Win Over Barcelona (Photo & Video)

Chris Wright

11th, April 2018

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One thing’s for sure, there are going to be several thousand thick heads in the Italian capital city this morning following Roma’s truly formidable fightback against Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

The Giallorossi were faced with a 4-1 first-leg deficit to overcome at the Stadio Olimpico and, thanks to goals from Edin Dzeko, Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas, that’s exactly what they did – eventually sending Barca packing on away goals.

The emotional deluge began in the 82nd minute, when Manolas headed home Roma’s decisive winning goal, only to give the club’s veteran in-house commentator, Carlos Zampa, a nervous breakdown live on air…

Over on BT Sport 3, eternal gas bag Peter Drury did his best to match Zampa’s hysteria with a carefully rehearsed mythological soliloquy…

The club’s official Twitter account summed up the action as best they could…

Back in the real world, there were brilliant scenes up in the press box as the local hacks were overcome with exhilaration…

As you might expect, down in the dressing room, the Roma players erupted in a similar joyous frenzy asย champagne bottled water was sent flying all over the shop…

The most rapturous celebration of the night, however, belonged to Roma president James Pallotta, who mucked in with the fans out on the city streets and even took an impromptu dip in the fountain on theย Piazza del Popolo.

What a night.

The Champions League has its flaws and foibles, certainly – but when it’s good, by gum, it’s bloody cracking!

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  1. VieuxSang says:

    Best watch in a while. This will send a “Leicester” wave through the leagues, surely.

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