Jupp Heynckes' Bayern Munich marched into another Champions League semi-final on Wednesday despite 10-man Sevilla holding them to a goalless draw at home in Wednesday's second leg.
"We're reaping the rewards of all the hard work we've done", Di Francesco told UEFA's official website.
Those sentiments were wholeheartedly echoed by Liverpool's record-breaking forward.
Grobbelaar will forever be remembered for play-acting during the penalty shoot out against the same Italian opposition as he turned his legs to jelly on his goal-line.
And captain De Rossi agrees with his team-mate's assessment, adding his belief that Roma will get chances to beat Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.
Both return games will be played the following week.
"We have seen the draw and things would have changed little, whoever we had got in the end", he said.
A Champions League semi-final draw steeped in the competition's rich history paired Real Madrid and Bayern Munich on Friday, and then matched Liverpool with Roma.
Robben then cut back inside with a trademark run that resulted in James' shot being comfortably saved by Soria, as Bayern's frustration at their inability to put Sevilla to bed grew. Fate has brought us to the semi-finals.
They wrapped up a sixth straight Bundesliga title last Saturday and are into the semi-finals of the German Cup. I still talk to most of the players there. This will be their first Champions League semi-final since 2008, when they lost to Chelsea.
The draw was made at 12.15 pm British time or 1.15 pm Central European Time.
Fresh from their Uefa Europa League exit to Red Bull Salzburg, Simone Inzaghi's men will be eager to bounce back from the setback with a victory against their fierece rivals. For the third straight round, Roma start on the road.
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