Roma mortgages the passage to the quarter-finals of the Europa League. The Giallorossi beat Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 at the Olimpico in the first leg of the round of 16 thanks to goals from Pellegrini, El Shaarawy and Mancini.
Roma started strong in the 6 ‘and went close to the advantage: from the developments of a corner from the left, Villar tried the deviation at the near post but Trubin rejected in diving. At 23 ‘comes the goal for the hosts. Sudden blaze of the Giallorossi with Mkhitaryan freeing Pedro, the Spaniard attacks the defensive line of Shakhtar and subsequently rewards the insertion of Pellegrini who with a soft touch beats the outgoing goalkeeper.
Just before the half hour, Roma risks a lot, Dodo has an open field on the right, puts a good ball in the middle for Moraes who tries the deviation but Pau Lopez is very good at closing the mirror. At 35 ‘Mkhitaryan hurts his calf, Borja Mayoral takes his place.
At the start of the second half Shakhtar seems a bit more aggressive, Tete tries to return on the left and kicks, Pau Lopez deflects for a corner. At 6 ‘Roma allows space for the restart of Shakhtar, still dangerous Tete who tries to wedge himself into the penalty area from the right, another shot this time to deviate is Mancini. At 16 ‘Pedro comes out, El Shaarawy enters and the’ pharaoh ‘is immediately dangerous, well served by Pellegrini inside the penalty area, does not forcefully impact the ball and saves Trubin.
At 20 ‘another chance for Fonseca’s team with Spinazzola who crosses with first intention in the center of the penalty area for Borja Mayoral who controls badly and takes the ball to the outside, plays backwards for Pellegrini whose conclusion ends high . After two minutes the Ukrainians almost equalized with a close shot from Moraes, Pau Lopez still opposes. At 28 ‘the doubling: Mayoral sees on the left El Shaarawy who makes 40 meters ball and chain, sows a couple of opponents and mocked the opposing goalkeeper with a soft touch underneath.
At 32 ‘the capitolians drop the trio. On the development of a corner beaten by Cristante, Mancini bursts with his head and beats Trubin again for the 3-0 which sends the credits on the match.