After a 1-2 defeat in the first leg of the ‘Round of 16’, the Portuguese club secured their place in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals with a brilliant 3-1 victory in the AS Roma vs Porto match last night. However, Roma fans are certainly not happy with the decision that gifted a penalty to the Portuguese outfit.
Francisco Soares scored the first goal for FC Porto in the 26th minute of the match. Shortly after, Daniele De Rossi converted a penalty in the 37th minute to equalize for Roma. Moussa Marega then scored the second goal for Porto followed by a brilliant penalty by Alex Telles in the added time of the second half.
AS Roma vs Porto Full Highlights
While talking about defeat, AS Roma president James Pallotta said, “Last year we asked for VAR in the Champions League because we got screwed in the semi-final and tonight, they’ve got VAR and we still get robbed.” He added, “Patrik Schick was clearly clipped in the box, VAR shows it, and nothing is given. I’m tired of this crap. I give up.”
He then expressed his wish to add VAR in the UCL and said, “It is very clear VAR is needed in the Champions League because you just can’t let stuff like this happen.” The president then further added, “You can all look at it yourself. Stephan El Shaarawy in the 49th minute wasn’t offside and he gets taken down by the goalie.”
AS Roma vs Porto Final Score
He said, “The 63rd minute was a handball that was obvious to everyone probably in the world except people on the pitch; the 67th minute Schick gets taken down in the box.” The president then said, “I know it is difficult to ref but it is really embarrassing that we lose on aggregate like that.”
James Pallotta said, “By the way, it should have been a red card which would have been 10 men in the 63rd minute.” The Roma then further added, “Liverpool are a great team, congratulations going forward, but if they don’t get VAR in the Champions League stuff like this is an absolute joke.”