In the Champions League Tuesday, AS Roma came up with an incredible 3-0 home win over Barcelona to take that quarterfinal series 4-4 on away goals, capped off by an incredible call from Roma broadcaster Carlo Zampa. And the team has been doing all sorts of celebrations since, with a particular highlight coming from club president James Pallotta (an American billionaire who co-owns the team and is also a co-owner of the Boston Celtics) diving into the famed fountain of the Piazza del Popolo:
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 10, 2018
It’s always nice to see people actually jump into water; Hue Jackson should take heed. And this is quite the celebration from Pallotta and the Roma fans, and it’s well-deserved, after few gave them a chance to come back against Barcelona following a 3-1 first-leg defeat. Even the team’s Twitter account was speechless:
DAJEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeifefefbejfwjofnwjfnwjfbrufbwfubweufbewfuewbewbfwejfwjlfjfwfjlwfjbfjwfbwjfbwjofwjfnewjofnewjofnwjfnweAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! #RomaBarca 3⃣-0⃣#ASRoma #UCL
— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) April 10, 2018
They even channeled a little Gladiator:
Are you not entertained?! Is this not why you are here?!
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) April 10, 2018
Oh, and Roma’s success worked out very well for one bettor, albeit accidentally:
Jamaican sportsbook @JustBet_Ja says a guy tried to cancel his 5-leg parlay because he accidentally bet Roma instead of Barcelona. Couldn’t cancel it. Roma beats Barcelona today. Guy turns $1K into $52,624! pic.twitter.com/yyDDJCV5jT
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 11, 2018
Now that might be even more unexpected than the result itself. And that guy should probably find a fountain to celebrate in himself.
[Fabrizio Romano on Twitter]