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Champions League: Roma beats Lyon 2-0 to reach quarterfinals

Champions League: Roma beats Lyon 2-0 to reach quarterfinals

Francesco Totti and Mancini both scored Tuesday and AS Roma won 2-0 at Lyon to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Despite having conceded a tournament-low three goals in seven games, Lyon allowed both scores in the first 44 minutes and was eliminated on 2-0 aggregate.
Totti scored with a header in the 22nd minute and midfielder Mancini added the second a minute before halftime to prevent Lyon reaching the last eight for the fourth straight year.
The teams drew 0-0 at Rome's Stadio Olimpico in the first leg two weeks ago.
Roma twice exploited Lyon's left side for goals.
In the 22nd minute, Romanian defender Christian Chivu chipped the ball over Sebastien Squillaci's head to a sprinting Max Tonetto. His cross found Totti, who headed firmly past goalkeeper Gregory Coupet.
Brazilian Mancini's spectacular goal doubled the lead a minute before the interval.
Collecting the ball on the left, he moved past defender Anthony Reveillere with a series of quick stepovers and shot powerfully into the top corner.
Lyon started brightly when Juninho's shot from 22 meters was saved by Brazilian goalkeeper Doni, and winger Sidney Govou twice headed over from good positions.
Returning from injury, Lyon's Alou Diarra looked off the pace in center midfield and Mancini often found space to trouble Lyon with his quick, darting runs.
Shortly before Mancini's goal, a Lyon corner fell invitingly to Squillaci, but the ball got stuck under his feet and he could only poke it straight at Doni.
Houllier replaced Diarra with Kim Kallstrom and Govou made way in attack for Sylvain Wiltord.
Lyon's best chances of the second half came in the 50th and 60th minutes. Wiltord raced through but Doni stood up well to block his shot with his legs and then athletically tipped Juninho's shot round the post moments later. Later, Doni made a superb flying save to keep out Kallstrom's shot in the 60th as Lyon camped in Roma's half.
Several yellow cards were issued, the worst of which included one to Lyon's Cris after the defender committed subsequent fouls and another to Fred, whose elbow to Chivu's face which left the defender bleeding heavily from his nose.
Roma's cautions included cards for Simone Perrotta and David Pizarro, who will be suspended for the quarterfinals.