Having lost twice to Manchester City FC in the group stage, AS Roma will be out for revenge when the teams meet in a high-stakes quarter-final on 17 March.
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When AS Roma and Manchester City FC triumphed on penalties last Tuesday against AFC Ajax and FC Schalke 04 respectively, they set up the third meeting of the teams in this season's UEFA Youth League. The Italian side will be hoping their 17 March quarter-final in Rome is a case of third time lucky, having lost twice to Patrick Vieira's charges in the group stage.
Manchester City 2-1 Roma
Roma 0-4 Manchester City
• City are one of two undefeated clubs left in the competition. The other, FC Shakhtar Donetsk, also won on spot kicks in the round of 16.
• Roma – coached by Alberto De Rossi, father of the Giallorossi's home-grown midfielder Daniele De Rossi – were also beaten once in the group stage by FC Bayern München. The Italian outfit lost more games than any other knockout phase participant.
• The English team were set to equal the competition record for successive wins, seven, set by FC Barcelona (2013/14 and 2014/15) and Chelsea FC (2013/14) until Schalke's Christian Sivodedov forced a shoot-out with a deflected strike in added time.
• City are bidding to go one step further than last term, when they succumbed 2-1 at home in the quarter-finals to eventual runners-up SL Benfica. Roma were not involved in the inaugural UEFA Youth League.