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Roma's behaviour was unprofessional - Lucescu

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Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu has lashed out at the behaviour of Roma`s players during the Ukrainian champions` victory on Tuesday evening at the Donbass Arena, according to Goal.com.

The Miners qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time, winning 3-0 on the night and 6-2 on aggregate.

However, during the victory captain Darijo Srna came in for some bitter treatment from the Roma players. The Croatian full-back was on the end of a deliberate blow to the face from Roma captain Daniele De Rossi and then a series of tough, late tackles from Marco Borriello and Simone Perrotta.

"Roma`s players were rough. Srna was wrong to make fun of the Italians after the goal and during the break I told him how angry I was and I would replace him if he didn`t stop it. In any case, the reaction of Roma was very unprofessional," Championat.ru quoted the coach as saying post-match.

De Rossi could again come under the eye of Uefa for his reactions against Srna, after being cleared of accusations of having thrown a punch at the end of the first leg at the Stadio Olimpico.

By Andrew McLean, Goal.com

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