Europa League - Quarter-Final - 2nd Leg
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Roma 1-1 Ajax (agg 3-2): Edin Dzeko sets up Man Utd semi-final

Edin Dzeko scores for Roma against Ajax
Edin Dzeko has now scored four goals in this season's Europa League

Edin Dzeko scored a crucial equaliser to help Roma edge past Ajax and set up a Europa League semi-final against Manchester United.

Trailing 2-1 on aggregate, Ajax pulled level through striker Brian Brobbey.

They thought they had taken the lead on aggregate but Dusan Tadic's goal was ruled out by the English officiating team of Anthony Taylor and Stuart Attwell for a foul in the build-up.

Dzeko then reacted quickest to poke home at the back post after 72 minutes.

Bosnian Dzeko has now scored 30 European goals for Roma since joining from Manchester City in 2015.

The first leg of the semi-final takes places at Old Trafford on Thursday 29 April, before the return leg the following week.

Line-ups

Roma

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 13López
  • 23ManciniBooked at 68mins
  • 4CristanteBooked at 86mins
  • 3Ibañez da SilvaBooked at 43mins
  • 2Karsdorp
  • 42Diawara
  • 17VeretoutBooked at 67mins
  • 61CalafioriSubstituted forVillarat 81'minutes
  • 7Pellegrini
  • 77MkhitaryanSubstituted forPedroat 87'minutes
  • 9DzekoBooked at 78minsSubstituted forMayoralat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Pedro
  • 14Villar
  • 18Santon
  • 21Mayoral
  • 31Pérez
  • 54Ciervo
  • 55Darboe
  • 71Morichelli
  • 83Mirante
  • 87Cerantola Fuzato

Ajax

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Stekelenburg
  • 5KlaiberSubstituted forSchuursat 22'minutesSubstituted forIdrissiat 83'minutes
  • 2Timber
  • 21MartínezBooked at 90mins
  • 31TagliaficoBooked at 89mins
  • 6Klaassen
  • 4ÁlvarezSubstituted forKudusat 69'minutes
  • 8Gravenberch
  • 39dos SantosSubstituted forBrobbeyat 45'minutes
  • 10Tadic
  • 7Neres CamposSubstituted forTraoréat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Schuurs
  • 9Idrissi
  • 16Scherpen
  • 18Ekkelenkamp
  • 20Kudus
  • 23Traoré
  • 30Brobbey
  • 33Kotarski
  • 35Kasanwirjo
  • 42Timber
Referee:
Anthony Taylor

Match Stats

Home TeamRomaAway TeamAjax
Possession
Home28%
Away72%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Roma 1, Ajax 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Roma 1, Ajax 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mohammed Kudus (Ajax) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lisandro Martínez.

  4. Post update

    Lisandro Martínez (Ajax) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Borja Mayoral (Roma).

  6. Booking

    Lisandro Martínez (Ajax) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Lisandro Martínez (Ajax).

  8. Post update

    Borja Mayoral (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Dusan Tadic (Ajax) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Rick Karsdorp (Roma).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bryan Cristante (Roma) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lorenzo Pellegrini with a cross following a set piece situation.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lisandro Martínez (Ajax).

  13. Post update

    Borja Mayoral (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Booking

    Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax).

  16. Post update

    Gianluca Mancini (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Ajax. Nicolás Tagliafico tries a through ball, but Dusan Tadic is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Pedro replaces Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

  19. Booking

    Bryan Cristante (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Davy Klaassen (Ajax) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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