Edin Dzeko made his first goal in the knockout phase of the Champions League on Wednesday. After a beautiful pass by Kevin Strootman the attacker pricked the 1-0 against the ropes against Shakhtar Donetsk and shot AS Roma to the quarter-finals of the billionsball. Dzeko is of course satisfied.
The Bosniër was replaced by Stephan El Shaarawy after 89 minutes and was warmly thanked by the supporters in Stadio Olimpico:”The standing ovation should apply to all players, because until the last minute we have all done our work and are deserved in the quarterfinals”, he says for Mediaset’s camera.
Kevin Strootman gives his business card in the eighth finals of the Champions League? With DEZE nice pass….
In the winter break Dzeko was still close to a room, because Chelsea made an offer. I didn’t want to go away, because we’re playing for this kind of evening this season. We have achieved something that the Roma have not succeeded in ten years, so that we are further ahead makes us all very proud “.
I don’t think about who we lottery, because all the opponents are strong and wherever we play, it will be a full stadium with a great atmosphere “, Dzeko continues:” We are now one of the eight best clubs in Europe, so that means that we too are strong,”Remarkable though, that for the first time since 2004/05, Roma didn’t have to shoot between the poles in a Championship match.