It was one-way traffic this evening in the Italian capital as Roma punched their ticket to the UEFA Conference League semi-final.
The Giallorossi ran riot against Bodø/Glimt from start to finish with Roma securing three goals in less than half an hour. Despite entering the affair up 2-1 on aggregate, the Norwegians were no match for Roma and were thoroughly overwhelmed for the entirety of the game.
Making his first start for the team in over three weeks, Nicolo Zaniolo led the way for the capital club by securing his first career hat trick.
After sustaining a slight knock midway through the second half, Zaniolo was substituted off to a standing ovation from the over 64,000 Roma supporters in attendance.
“We played as the manager asked us to, nearly perfect from an attacking and defensive standpoint,” the Italian international told Sky Sport.
“I’m very glad we won, now we can enjoy the fact we secured progression. I was happy that I helped the team win, it felt great to receive the applause from the supporters.”
He added, “But we don’t want to stop here, we want to keep going as far as we can in this competition.”
Roma will face Leicester City in the semi-finals are the English side defeated PSV 2-1 in the Netherlands.
Feyenoord and Marseille will face-off in the other semi-final with the winner of each time advancing to the final, which will be held in Tirana.