Porto go through in Champions League with extra time VAR penalty

Porto go through in Champions League with extra time VAR penalty

"AS Roma can confirm head coach Eusebio Di Francesco has left the club with immediate effect", the club said in a tweet.

The announcement comes the day after Roma's sporting director Monchi was involved in an altercation with fans and club president James Pallotta said his team had been "screwed again" after the loss to Porto.

The Italian side lost 4-3 on aggregate after an Alex Telles extra-time penalty in Portugal, having led 2-1 from the first leg.

Roma have announced the sacking of Eusebio Di Francesco as club manager.


The club's hierarchy have apparently already drawn up a shortlist to succeed him, with Claudio Ranieri among the favourites for the role on a temporary basis until the end of the season.

Roma are fifth in Serie A, three points off the Champions League berths for next season, after falling 3-0 last weekend to bitter city rivals Lazio.

"Since returning to the club, Eusebio has always acted professionally and put the club's needs ahead of his own".

Daniele De Rossi stepped up for Roma and levelled matters from the penalty spot in the 37th minute, 1-1 (2-3 on aggregate).


The second legs of the Champions League round of 16, will begin this midweek.

Former Roma midfielder Di Francsco helped the team to their last Serie A title as a player in 2001.

The Premier League winning manager also has a history with Roma and had a two-year spell as the Giallorossi coach between 2009 and 2011.

The veteran Italian boss - who won the Premier League title with Leicester in 2016 - was sacked by Fulham last week, with the club appearing destined for the drop.


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