AS Roma are one of the most recognisable football clubs from Italy, however their record within European club competition is certainly one that leaves their passionate fanbase with plenty to desire. Nonetheless, the I Giallorossi faithful pack into the world-famous Stadio Olimpico as a capacity crowd of 70,634 can be expected to fill the stands and provide their team with the encouragement and enthusiasm they might need.
The Serie A outfit, for all their failures within European competitions, have had a number of world-class players turn out for them over the years, which makes it all the more surprising that they have not been able to lift a Champions League title in the past. South American stars such as Emerson, Walter Samuel, Cafu and Gabriel Batistuta have all featured before as well as legendary Italian figures Francesco Totti and Daniele de Rossi having both played in the tournament as well.
However, as mentioned, I Giallorossi have had a problem trying to get their hands on the title and have only ever really come close in doing so on at least one occasion. In truth, though, the Rome outfit have had sporadic appearances in Europe’s elite club competition over the years, although fans are still desperate to see them finally replicate the same success as their Italian rivals.
That one occasion they did come close was in the 1983/84 European Cup, in which was the first time that they managed to make an appearance. AS Roma managed to make the final after beating clubs such as Dundee United, however Liverpool proved to be a task too much for them as they lost 4-2 on penalties.
Positive memories of their time in the Champions League have been rather far and few between in recent years, however they did manage to reach the semi-finals of the 2017/18 tournament. Men such as Edin Dzeko and Alisson Becker would help the club to overcome the likes of Chelsea and Atletico Madrid in the Group Stages, whilst they overcame FC Barcelona in the quarter-finals.
However, Liverpool were once again the club to deny them a chance of winning the competition once again, as former star Mohamed Salah put them to the sword with a clinical finish. Other occasions have, unfortunately, seen La Magica either be knocked out in the preliminary stages or in the Round of 16.
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