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Thursday March 16 2017
Genesio: 'Roma among best teams'

Olympique Lyonnais Coach Bruno Genesio concedes “Roma were one of the strongest teams in the Europa League, but the first leg was decisive.”

The 4-2 victory in France laid the groundwork and tonight’s 2-1 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico still saw Lyon qualify for the quarter-finals, 5-4 on aggregate.

“It is satisfying to have qualified, as Roma were one of the strongest teams in the Europa League,” said Genesio in his Press conference.

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Thursday March 16 2017
Valbuena: 'Like a Champions League tie'

Mathieu Valbuena praised the “remarkable mentality” as Lyon held on to qualify past Roma 5-4 on aggregate in the Europa League.

Olympique Lyonnais had won the first leg 4-2 and that proved decisive, as tonight’s 2-1 defeat at the Olimpico wasn’t enough to turn that around.

“At the end I could barely stand up, it was such a tough game,” he told beIN Sports.

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Thursday March 16 2017
Spalletti: 'Roma deserved qualification'

Luciano Spalletti believes Roma “deserved to go through” to the Europa League quarter-finals after losing 5-4 on aggregate to Lyon.

The first leg proved disastrous, as they went from 2-1 up to losing 4-2, so tonight’s 2-1 victory was not enough.

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Thursday March 16 2017
Nainggolan: 'Roma proved themselves'

Radja Nainggolan felt Roma “gave everything we had and proved we are a strong side,” but have bitter regrets after the first leg against Lyon.

The Giallorossi lost 4-2 in France and that made tonight’s 2-1 victory insufficient to secure a place in the Europa League quarter-finals.

“We had the chances for 3-1, we tried our best and gave everything we had. We could’ve scored with those opportunities,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday March 16 2017
El Shaarawy: 'First leg Roma regrets'

Stephan El Shaarawy admits Roma “real regrets are from the first leg” after they beat Lyon 2-1, but went out of the Europa League 5-4 on aggregate.

“Our real regrets are from the first leg, as in the end we won the second leg and had the chances to get many more goals. The four goals we conceded in France were too much to overcome,” El Shaarawy told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday March 16 2017
EL: Roma win not enough with Lyon

Roma beat Olympique Lyonnais 2-1 and had a goal incorrectly disallowed, but the French side went through to the Europa League quarter-final 5-4 on aggregate.

See how the dramatic night unfolded on the Liveblog.

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Thursday March 16 2017
Manolas: 'Roma won't make mistakes'

Kostas Manolas is “convinced we won’t make the same mistakes and we know anything is possible” as Roma host Lyon in the Europa League.

It kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico at 20.05 GMT, click here for the line-ups and Liveblog.

The first leg ended 4-2 for the French side, so the Giallorossi have to score at least twice to have any hope of qualification for the quarter-finals.

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Thursday March 16 2017
EL Liveblog: Roma v Lyon

Join us for the build-up and action from tonight’s Europa League decider, as Roma try to fight back from a 4-2 defeat to Olympique Lyonnais.

The second leg kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico at 20.05 GMT.

If you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE.

The Giallorossi are the only remaining Italian side in the competition and are seeking a remuntada in Rome.

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Thursday March 16 2017
Massara: 'Roma belive in comeback'

Roma director Ricky Massara wants the fans to “hopefully push us towards a comeback that we firmly believe in” against Lyon.

It kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico at 20.05 GMT, click here for the line-ups and Liveblog.

The Giallorossi lost the first leg in this Europa League Round of 16 tie by a 4-2 scoreline in France.

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Thursday March 16 2017
Line-ups: Roma-Lyon

Roma need to overturn a 4-2 first leg deficit against Olympique Lyonnais if they are to reach the Europa League quarter-finals and adopt a 3-4-2-1 system.

It kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico at 20.05 GMT, follow the build-up and action while giving your views on the Liveblog.

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