Roma have a favorable 1-2 in the first leg heading into this second leg of the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals. This page will be updated with team news, statements and expert analysis as the start of the match approaches.
Live coverage of Roma – Ajax
What happened in the first leg?
Ajax – Roma 1-2
Ajax, already leading with Davy Klaassen’s goal before the break, had a golden opportunity to double their lead when Dušan Tadić took a penalty. But Spanish goalkeeper Pau López stood his ground and Roma seized the opportunity. Lorenzo Pellegrini scored a free-kick before Roger Ibáñez (who had committed the penalty) confirmed the Italian comeback.
Where to watch the game on TV
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State of form
Next match: Rome – Bologna, 04/11
Position in your league: 7th in Serie A
Next match: Waalwijk – Ajax, 11/04
Position in your league: 1st in the Eredivisie
Roma: Pau López; Mancini, Cristante, Ibañez; Karsdorp, Diawara, Veretout, Calafiori; Pellegrini, Pedro; Foreman
Ajax: Sharpen; Timber, Schuurs, Martínez, Tagliafico; Álvarez, Klaassen, Gravenberch; Antony, Tadić, Neres
Golazos of the Roma in the Europa League
The expert’s opinion
Vieri Capretta, reporter of Rome: What a comeback for the ‘giallorossi’ in the first leg. A deserved victory overall, with that decisive stop on the penalty and the ability to react against a great Ajax team. It won’t be easy on the return leg, but the away win is fantastic.
Derek Brookman, Ajax reporter: At first, Ajax had a hard time beating Roma, but they took control of the game before everything went wrong. The Dutch champion may still be wondering how he missed the first leg, but there are grounds for confidence for the return leg.
Declarations of the protagonists
Paulo Fonseca, coach of Roma: “This tie is not over at all, but [el 1-2 en Ámsterdam] it is a great victory. The team saw that it was a difficult time and everyone gave it their all. The team knew we could do it. “
Erik ten Hag, Ajax coach: “If we reach the same level that we had [en el partido de ida], we have a chance of winning the tie. But we are losing 1-2, so it is not easy to turn it around. “