Roma first in Champions League Group C after edging Qarabag

Roma first in Champions League Group C after edging Qarabag

Roma first in Champions League Group C after edging Qarabag

Meanwhile, Juventus travel to Olympiakos, who have already been eliminated from Europe for this season, but may prove to be tricky for Max Allegri's side as the Greek outfit held Barca to a 0-0 draw in October.

"No-one expected it at the time of the draw, this victory is very important for us, for our self-esteem".

The Magic One is close to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, but they need one more victory in the sixth round of the group phase against Qarabag to secure at least the second spot of the Group C table.

This all stands in stark contrast to the team's Champions League campaign last season: a 4-1 aggregate defeat to FC Porto in the playoff round, including a humiliating 3-0 self-destruction at home.

AS Roma had double cause for celebration Wednesday after qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League the night before and getting the green light to build their new stadium.

Roma has come on in leaps and bounds under new coach Eusebio Di Francesco, especially in Europe. The Romans won the first game back in September in Azerbaijan by a score of 2-1.

AS Roma, who currently share the Stadio Olimpico with arch-rivals Lazio, have been pushing to get their own home for years.

A statement was released to confirm that four local authorities had approved plans for the building to commence.

AS Roma playmaker Diego Perotti has inked a new deal to keep him in the Eternal City until summer of 2021.

At the final whistle the players waited for the end of Chelsea-Atletico along with their fans at the Stadio Olympico with the result greeted with joy.

Serie A side AS Roma have been given the go-ahead to build their own stadium.

Qarabag almost leveled seven minutes from time when Wilde Donald Guerrier crossed for an unmarked Michel but he headed straight at Roma goalkeeper Alisson.

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