Roma squeezed through to the Champions League last 16 after being held to a 0-0 draw at home by BATE Borisov in their final Group E game.
A win would have guaranteed the Italians a place in the next round along with already-qualified Barcelona, but Rudi Garcia's men were unable to make the most of the string of chances they created, while it took some heroics from Wojciech Szczesny to keep BATE at bay.
In the end, Roma were relieved that Bayer Leverkusen had drawn their home clash with Barcelona...
Admir Mehmedi struck a second-half equaliser against Champions League Group E rivals BATE Borisov in Belarus to keep Bayer Leverkusen's hopes of securing a place in the knockout stages alive.
Leverkusen forward Mehmedi fired home in the 68th minute after BATE striker Mikhail Gordeichuk had given the home side a flying start with the opening goal after just 69 seconds, while a point for the Belarussian side also keeps their outside chances alive.
The result confirmed Barcelona's place in the last-16...
Bayer Leverkusen will be without a quartet of players when they take on BATE Borisov in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Leverkusen have this season been one of the highest scoring teams in the competition, yet their 11 goals have only been enough to secure four points from four group games.
Going into the final two games of Group E, the Bundesliga club trail leaders Barcelona by six points and Roma by one, so they will be hoping for victory at bottom-placed BATE.
Leverkusen secured three crucial...