The Romans did not disappoint and overcame the guests from Ukraine at the Stadio Olimpico. Lorenzo Pellegrini gave them the lead in the first half, and after the break goals for the hosts scored Stephan El Shaarawy and Gianluca Mancini.
After such a game, Roma’s failure to advance to the quarter-finals would be quite a sensation. In the other evening match of this phase of the competition, Granada won against Molde.
The Spanish team scored the first goal in the 26th minute, scored by the experienced Jorge Molina. The next extremely important event took place only in the 71st minute. Then the Norwegian team’s midfielder Martin Ellingsen received a second yellow card and was kicked off the pitch.
Shortly afterward, former Valencia star Roberto Soldado scored a 2-0 goal to set the score for the match. If all goes according to plan the return clashes in both pairs will take place on 18 March.