Federico Fazio was absolutely phenomenal in Roma’s epic Champions League win on Tuesday night, and Tottenham fans are in utter disbelief.
Fazio moved to North London in 2014 hoping to become the next towering centre back to marshal the Tottenham defence, but left after just 20 league appearances.
The 31 year-old spent time with both Sevilla and Roma on loan before joining the Italian giants permanently last summer.
Despite an up and down season for the Giallorossi, they made history on Tuesday night with a remarkable 3-0 win over Barcelona (4-4 on aggregate), and Fazio was an absolute brick wall in defence.
The Argentine veteran made four interceptions, made two clearances, won two aerial duels and also blocked two shots.
His partnership in the Roma back three with Juan Jesus and Kostas Manolas has been a huge part of Roma’s incredible Champions League run, but Spurs fans can’t quite believe it’s the same person that struggled to get in the side in North London.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Fazio left Tottenham to win the Champions League. I dislike football
— Simply (@Simply_Spurs) April 10, 2018
Fazio in a CL semi final. What is life.
— The Spurs Brain (@TheSpursBrain) April 10, 2018
Federico Fazio has pocketed Lionel Messi and is playing in a Champions League Semi-Final, I’m out.
— LP ✈️ (@Verttonghen) April 10, 2018
Fazio pocketed Messi in a Champions League Quarter final.
What a time to be alive.
— Ashley Watts (@AshWatts93) April 10, 2018
Federico Fazio has just overturned a 3 goal deficit against Barcelona. I repeat, Federico Fazio has just overturned a 3 goal deficit against Barcelona.
— BleedSpurs (@BleedSpurs) April 10, 2018
Federico Fazio keeps a clean sheet against Barcelona and is in the semi final of the Champions League. pic.twitter.com/VuKkDzlL5k
— Spurs Centre (@Spurs_Centre) April 10, 2018