Roma won 2-1 in Amsterdam against Ajax in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Europa League and mortgaged the qualification for the semifinal. The Giallorossi get into trouble in the first half by giving the goal of the advantage to the hosts. Diawara misses the back pass by giving the ball to Klaassen, who exchanges with Tadic and deposits the ball in the net: 1-0 in the 39th minute. Roma risks collapsing in the 52nd minute. Ibanez knocks out Tadic in the area, penalty. Tadic goes on the spot, his conclusion is rejected by Pau Lopez. 5 minutes pass and the Giallorossi draw. At 57 ‘Pellegrini takes a free-kick transformed into a goal by Scherpen’s duck, who awkwardly misses the hold: 1-1. In the final, Ibanez signs the winning goal that is worth gold. On action from a corner, the defender controls a loose ball from his chest and unloads a great left-footed shot on goal: 1-2 in the 87th minute, comeback completed. The return match will be in Rome next Thursday.


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