Roma welcome Shakhtar Donetsk to the Italian capital for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, and the hosts make no changes to the line-up that lost in the first leg.
Roma celebrated only their second win in six meetings with the Ukrainian side and got revenge for a 6-2 aggregate defeat by Shakhtar at the same stage of the competition in 2011.
Having trailed 2-1 from the first leg, Roma looked bereft of ideas for much of the contest before Dzeko broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute following a tepid first half devoid of goalmouth action.More news: Eagles release TE Brent Celek, the longest-tenured member of the team
Neither side could find the breakthrough by half time, but the Giallorossi went on to take the lead not long after the restart when Dzeko sprung the offside trap to latch on to a Kevin Strootman through-ball.
"The standing ovation is not for me but for everyone, we are deservedly in the quarter-finals", said Dzeko of the applause which accompanied him off the pitch.
"I am not thinking about who we face, because they are all strong and wherever we play, it'll be a packed stadium and great atmosphere".
Alessandro Florenzi flicked a risky backwards header just wide of his own goal and a nervous home crowd witnessed the visitors maintaining a level of control throughout the first half, Pyatov intercepting when Aleksandar Kolarov led a rare Roma foray.More news: Stormy Daniels asking for new judge in lawsuit against Trump
The home side came out with renewed goal in the second half and Dzeko delighted Roma fans when he broke the deadlock with a trademark clinical finish.
Cengiz Under's goal in the first leg last month ultimately proved crucial for Roma, but Dzeko was the hero on the night and also proved instrumental in Shakhtar defender Ordets being shown a straight red card with 12 minutes left.
"A fantastic result, a fantastic Roma: among the best eight sides in Europe", he posted.More news: Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of 0.19