This tie is beautifully poised after a dramatic second half. Roma will be buoyed by their second half performance and a great result.
Di Francesco’s side face three crucial Serie A fixtures before they head to Portugal for the second leg. Porto will be pleased they got an away goal, but this defeat continues a disappointing few weeks.
The reigning Primeira Liga champions have some key matches in their title defence, including a clash with Benfica, before they host the return leg.
Roma beat Porto 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico. Zaniolo starred for the hosts, scoring two second half goals. His first was a good finish inside the area. The youngster passed the ball into the net for his second after Dzeko hit the post. Lopez got a vital away goal for Porto late on, but they were unable to find an equaliser.