Porto reach Champions League quarters with extra-time win over Roma

Porto reach Champions League quarters with extra-time win over Roma

Porto reach Champions League quarters with extra-time win over Roma

However this season the club have really struggled for form and they are now fifth in Serie A and on Wednesday were knocked out of the Champions League by Porto.

But then came the drama in the 117th minute as Alessandro Florenzi pulled back Telles.

Before full-time, though, Patrik Schick appeared to be caught by Moussa Marega in the Porto box only for referee Cuneyt Cakir to decline to check the VAR monitor.

Porto's lead lasted barely 10 minutes as Eder Militao lunged in on Argentine Perotti, with De Rossi coolly rolling his penalty past three-time Champions League victor Iker Casillas.

Telles took responsibility and made no mistake from 12-yards out to seal a 3-1 win on the night and a 4-3 win on aggregate. I'm exhausted of this crap.

The Italians took a 2-1 lead to Portugal, but they were beaten after extra-time.

It was shortly after Edin Dzeko had gone close that the visitors won the 37th-minute penalty from which De Rossi equalised. It's the same as Fiorentina-Inter - there was an error from the referees in reviewing the footage.

"We've got to accept it, even if the way it happened is awful to take", said De Rossi. "But I remain convinced VAR will be improved and perfected as time goes on".

They were thumped 7-1 by Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia last month and on Saturday they suffered a painful 3-0 derby defeat to Lazio.

Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked as Roma coach after the team crashed out of the Champions League, the Italian club confirmed on Thursday, with former boss Claudio Ranieri tipped to replace him. "I know this isn't our best season and the coach's job will always be linked to results".

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