Valverde explains why Barcelona lost to Roma
Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 11/04/2018
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has explained the reason why Barcelona lost to AS Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday night.The coach was of the view that Barcelona's failure to deal with Roma's "aggression" was the main reason why his side was eliminated in the Champions League.Barcelona blew away a 4-1 advantage in the second leg after goals from Edin Dzeko, Daniele de Rossi and Kostas Manolas were enough for Roma to secure a spot in the semi-final and dumped out Barcelona on away goal rule as Lionel Messi and co couldn’t find the rhythm to the game for the entire 90 minutes. "The truth is that it was a game in which we couldn't play our football," Valverde said in his postgame news conference. "[Roma] were very aggressive, they played very well and we have to congratulate them.