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10th Apr 2018

Gary Lineker sums up the madness of Roma beating Barcelona with one brilliant tweet

Matthew Gault

We are Roma and we’re here to f*** shit up.

While Liverpool were busy crushing Manchester City’s European dreams, Roma sent shockwaves across the footballing world by beating Barcelona 3-0 in the Stadio Olimpico to join the Reds in the last four.

Trailing 4-1 from the first-leg, the Serie A side completed a comeback for the ages, with goals from Edin Dzeko, Daniele De Rossi and Konstantinos Manolas seeing them through.

It was a particularly satisfying act of heroic redemption from De Rossi and Manolas, who both scored own goals at the Camp Nou in the first leg.

De Rossi struck a penalty to make it 2-0 in Rome before Manolas clinched the tie in dramatic fashion with a beautiful glancing header to whip Giallorossi fans up into an ecstatic frenzy.

Gary Lineker, former England international, Match of the Day presenter and all-round Twitter boss, eloquently captured the prevailing sense of bewilderment at Barcelona’s collapse.

It’s not the first time Lineker has succinctly summed up the mood of millions in a few words.

He wasn’t the only one at a loss, either.