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AS Roma refuse to surrender against Barcelona

(Ah Fat Talk Ball) - AS Roma are refusing to give up the ghost in their Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona despite facing a three-goal deficit in Tuesday's second leg.

Coach Eusebio Di Francesco pointed to their 3-0 group stage win over Chelsea as he insisted they can still recover from last week's 4-1 defeat, even though their opponents' superior pedigree suggests otherwise.

But he said his side needed to show more guile and cynicism than they have been doing recently.

Roma have reached the quarter-finals three times before and lost their last two, both to Manchester United in 2007 and 2008.

The only time they made it further was in the old European Cup in 1984 when they beat Dynamo Berlin and went on to lose in the final to Liverpool.

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