It was a day to forget for AS Roma as the Italian side crashed out of the Champions League thanks to a 4-1 aggregate defeat to FC Porto on Tuesday. Miguel Layun and Jesus “Tecatito” Corona scored for the Portuguese side, while Hector Herrera went the distance for Nuno Espírito Santo’s side.
After a 1-1 stalemate in Portugal, Porto’s first strike came early in the first half when Felipe headed home the go-ahead goal.
Things quickly went from bad to worse for Roma when Daniele De Rossi and Emerson were sent off, leaving the Romans down to nine men.
With the stage perfectly set for FC Porto, Miguel Layun sealed the tie by taking advantage of a Wojciech Szczęsny mistake to finish behind the Polish goalkeeper.
Wojciech Szczesny ≠ Manuel Neuer. #UCL https://t.co/sg3VUZuG3D— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) August 23, 2016
Tecatito then added insult to wound by firing in a superb effort past Szczęsny to put the final score 4-1 in Porto’s favor.
Tecatito! @Chuycorona25 burns Roma's Kostas Manolas to score Porto's 3rd goal of the night. #UCL https://t.co/Fn5b2keCC1— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) August 23, 2016
Porto will meet their Champions League faith on Thursday when the group stage draw takes place in Monaco.