Salah and Roberto Firmino struck in the second half as they fought back from going a goal down on the night to reach the competition's last four for the first time in 10 years. "We so wanted to win this tournament but we've failed to do so again". Deportivo trailed AC Milan 4-1 before winning the second leg 4-0 in 2004 and Barcelona infamously won their second leg against PSG 6-1 in 2017.
De Rossi had a great opportunity to put the tie to bed, but sends his header wide off the goal in the 69th minute.
Ernesto Valverde's side were swamped by Roma's high pressing and struggled to get hold of the ball as they were bullied in the air by the more physical Italian side, who inflicted the damage with long balls over the top and frequent crosses.
It's the first time that Roma has reached the last four since it lost the 1984 final to Liverpool on penalties in its own stadium - and it's the third straight year that Barcelona has been eliminated at this stage. "You analyze things", Valverde said when asked if would take the blame for the loss. It was a bad day for us because couldn't overcome their pressure. The Bosnia worldwide ran onto a simple ball over the top and recovered from a poor first touch to poke past goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Roma's fans faced an anxious wait after Dzeko was brought down by Gerard Pique in the 58th minute but after a few moments' hesitation, the referee pointed to the spot. The former Manchester City man ran beyond Samuel Umtiti to meet De Rossi's pass and toe an untidy finish past Marc-Andre ter Stegen, generating ample noise and belief in the stands. Substitutes: Cengiz Under (for Schick, 72) 7, Stephan El Shaarawy (for Nainggolan, 72) 7.
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"It's hard [to keep calm] when you score the third goal, and the third goal obviously brings you the semifinal, but [Di Francesco] was clever, there were still 10 minutes to play, with added time nearly 15 minutes to play and we know what Barcelona can do, not just in 15 minutes but in one minute", Dzeko said.
However with just seven minutes left Manolas met another fizzing Kolarov corner with a unsaveable header, sparking wild celebrations on and off the pitch.
"We all believed, even if everyone else gave us a five per cent chance", Dzeko added.
"I'm not sure you cannot concede when you've got two strikers that don't put anything into defending", he said, per MailOnline's Robert Summerscales.