'Greek God' Kostas Manolas Reduced To Tears During The Singing Of 'Grazie Rome'
The unthinkable happened at the Stadio Olimpico, last night.
AS Roma had to turn around a three-goal deficit following the 4-1 defeat to Barcelona at the Camp Nou. And the Serie A outfit produced an incredible result, beating Lionel Messi and co. 3-0 on the night.
Edin Dzeko, who also netted in the first-leg, opened the scoring in just the sixth minute, giving the hosts a glimmer of hope.
The ex-Manchester City striker was then awarded a penalty with Danielle De Rossi converting the spot-kick, doubling his sides advantage just before the hour mark.
Kostas Manolas popped up to score AS Roma's third goal, securing a spot in the Champions League semi-finals, dumping out Barcelona in the process.
Manolas heads home Roma's third, and as it stands...
Barca are going out! :scream: pic.twitter.com/3CXUZBYGNn
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 10, 2018
Manolas' celebration painted a beautiful picture.
He wheeled away in euphoria while his teammates chased him down before going absolutely mad.
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And who can blame them?!
The Olimpico erupted with passion following his header. And the AS Roma faithfuls continued to voice their sheer enthusiasm at full-time.
Manolas took a seat on the bench during the AS Roma fans singing 'Grazie Rome', and he was reduced to tears in truly emotional scenes.
The hero Kostas Manolas in tears after the match during the singing of "Grazie Roma". pic.twitter.com/yiUseGAOfW
- RomaPress (@ASRomaPress) April 10, 2018
In the away game he scored an own goal. Today, he scored the definitive goal to beat Barcelona 3-0. At the end of the game, he sat on the bench and cried with emotion. You've gotten your payback, Kostas Manolas. How beautiful is fútbol. pic.twitter.com/Xpvwxsym9m
- The Bolivian Yank (@TheBolivianYank) April 11, 2018
Manolas after the Roma match. His winning goal dumped Barca out. Football is passion pic.twitter.com/sAaHvIDEmL
- Marvin LFC:star2::star2::star2::star2::star2: (@marvinlfc77) April 11, 2018
WHAT A NIGHT!
AS Roma are in the last four of the Champions League. Unbelievable.