The Romans did not disappoint, beating the Ukrainian visitors at the Stadio Olimpico. In the first half, Lorenzo Pellegrini gave them the lead, and Stephan El Shaarawy and Gianluca Mancini scored goals for the hosts after the break. Roma’s inability to progress to the quarter-finals after such a game will be a shock.
Granada defeated Molde in the other evening match of this phase of the competition. The experienced Jorge Molina scored the first goal for the Spanish team in the 26th minute. And in the 71st minute did the next incredibly significant incident occur.
The Norwegian team’s midfielder Martin Ellingsen was then sent off after receiving a second yellow card. Soon after, Roberto Soldado, a former Valencia player, scored a 2-0 goal to put the game out of reach.
The return clashes in both pairs will take place on March 18 if all goes according to schedule.