Roma need to win at home tonight against Bodo/Glimt after losing 2-1 away in Norway. The run-up to the game was heated. The opposing coach Kjetil Knutsen and the Giallorossi’s assistant keeper Nuno Santos has been temporarily suspended by UEFA after a heated altercation in the dressing room, which is still under investigation.
José Mourinho has been in similar situations before and has often asserted himself Heaven shows. In 2002-2023, Porto lost one-nil at home in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup. They won the second game in overtime 0-2 and ended up winning the entire competition.
In 2004-2005, Barcelona beat Chelsea 2-1 at the Camp Nou in the last 16 of the Champions League. The Blues continued thanks to a 4-2 home win a few weeks later. The initial result was the same as Bodo/Glimt-Roma. Instead, the 2011-2012 Gaffer narrowly missed this spot. Real Madrid drew level with Bayern Munich overall but lost on penalties in the semifinals.
After all, the last and arguably most famous comeback of the Special One dates back to the 2013-2014 season in the Champions League round of 16. PSG defeated Chelsea 3-1 at Parc des Princes. However, the Blues worked their way back at Stamford Bridge and turned the tide thanks to goals from Andres Schurrle and Demba Ba. Roma are hoping for the same result ahead of a packed Stadio Olimpico. They would face Leicester or PSV if they progress.