Mourinho’s Roma in the Conference final will challenge Feyenoord

Tammy Abraham celebrated by his teammates after the 1-0 goal.

Striker Abraham’s goal gave the Giallorossi the decisive home success in the return leg of the semifinal against the foxes, after the 1-1 first leg in England. Trophy up for grabs with the Dutch of Feyenoord Delirium at the Olimpico: Roma, 31 years after the last time, returns to center the final of a European cup. Mourinho, on May 25 in Tirana, will be able to add the Conference League to his infinite showcase: between Roma and the trophy only Feyenoord remains, who in the other semifinal resisted (0-0) in another pit, that of the Velodrome of Marseille, after the 3-2 of the first leg. The return semi-final against Leicester was decided by Tammy Abraham with a header from a true center-forward after 11 minutes: then, a masterpiece of defensive strength, signed by José Mourinho. The Portuguese coach, who had left the half team against Bologna on the bench, re-proposed the best Roma, with Pellegrini and Zaniolo behind Abraham, Oliveira and Cristante in the middle and Zalewski on the left. The start was fierce: at 7 ‘, Pellegrini on a free kick engaged Schmeichel, the protagonist of a defective but effective save, then, on the following corner beaten by Pellegrini himself, Smalling sent a high header. Another corner in the 11th minute, but this time a winner: cross from the captain and header under the crossbar by Abraham, who ruled Ricardo Pereira scoring the ninth goal in the Conference League (fifth European game to score at the Olimpico) and the 25th ° overall of his season. Roma tried to exploit the rampant enthusiasm of the Olimpico and a bit of bewilderment by the Foxes: another insertion by Pellegrini and a response in bagher by Schmeichel. Leicester, on 13 ‘looked for the door with Dewsbury-Hall, had time to raise the center of gravity, but the three in front had to collide with a super Smalling who led a defense in which Mancini, in the final of first, was got his twentieth yellow card of the season for a savage on Dewsbury-Hall.

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