Wednesday March 6 2019
Roma 12 years without a clean sheet

If Roma are to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, they’re going to have to break several unwanted trends, including 12 years since their last away clean sheet.

The second leg in the Round of 16 with Porto kicks off at the Estadio Do Dragao at 20.00 GMT.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s men have a 2-1 first leg lead to protect, but their history in the competition does not bode well.

That’s because the Giallorossi have lost each of their last seven away games in Champions League knockout rounds.

Their most recent victory was in March 2008 against Real Madrid in the quarter-final.

Even more disconcerting, Roma have not kept a clean sheet on their Champions League travels for precisely 12 years.

Since the 2-0 victory against Olympique Lyonnais on March 6, 2007, they have conceded 74 goals in the next 31 trips, including preliminary rounds.

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