Zaniolo hands AS Roma a 2-1 advantage in CL clash over Porto
Nicolo Zaniolo brace handed AS Roma a 2-1 win over Porto in the champions league with the second leg to come in three weeks as their manager satisfied with the result.
Nicolò Zaniolo had put the hosts 2-0 up with a brace within six minutes after 70 minutes and 76 minutes but Adrian Lopez made the most of a Soares scuffed got that fell perfectly for Porto to squeeze an away goal in this Champions League Round of 16.
Eusebio Di Francesco: “It’s a pity for the result because we showed solidity in the two halves and we hit at the right time the guys worked well in all parts of the game except some technical error There were two goals ahead but I keep this high-level performance
“We give the credit to Zaniolo should be left to grow and grow. After the first goal I told him to use his head. He made a good race in a role in which he had played 7-1Coppa Italia loss Even from the big failures you mature and you understand that you can not go any further it had to happen but pride touched us With performances like these we can bring everyone back to our side.”
Nicolo Zaniolo: “It’s an incredible night, I am speechless and never would’ve expected such a thing,” he told Sky Sport Italia vi FootballItalia.net
“However, we’ve got the second leg coming up, we shouldn’t have conceded the second goal and we’ve got to think as a unit.
“We allowed Porto practically nothing, so we have to do the same in the second leg to qualify. I worked hard tonight, but I am very happy to do that for this team.
“Celebrating under the curva is an extraordinary feeling, I can’t describe it. I hope to score many more goals under this curva.”