Italian Roma booked a ticket to the European Football Conference League final, after their 1-0 home victory over Leicester City, in a confrontation hosted by the “Olympico” stadium on Thursday evening, May 5, in the second leg of the competition’s semi-final, to set a date in the final. The tournament with Feyenoord Rotterdam of the Netherlands, who booked the ticket to qualify for the final by drawing 0-0 with its French host, Marseille, after winning it 3-2 in the first leg.
Roma drew 1-1 with Leicester City, on Thursday, April 28, to bring Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho’s team to the final, after winning the two matches 2-1.
Roma’s victory goal was scored by English player Tammy Abraham from a header in the 11th minute, bringing the striker to his 25th goal this season with his club in all competitions.
Historic figure.. Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho reaches the eighth European final in his career
Jose Mourinho, coach of Roma, reached the eighth European final in his career, after ousting his club, Roma, Leicester City, from the semi-finals of the European Conference League.
The Portuguese coach has previously played two Champions League finals with Porto and Inter Milan, two European League finals with Porto and Manchester United, and 3 European Super Cup finals.
The coach, nicknamed “Special One”, tops the list of coaches who participated in the semi-finals of European championships in history, and became the first coach to reach the final of the Champions League, European League and European Conference League, and he could become the first coach in history to win this championship in its first edition.
After leaving Atlanta against Leipzig in the Europa League, the Giallorossi became the only Italian team that had the chance to win a European title, which has not happened since 2010, when the Nerazzurri won the Champions League in the year that won the historic treble led by Mourinho.
Feyenoord Rotterdam of the Netherlands qualifies for the European Conference League final at the expense of Olympique Marseille
In the other match in the second leg of the semi-finals of the European Conference League, Olympique Marseille drew 0-0 with its guest, Feyenoord Rotterdam, in a confrontation that was held at the “Veloderum” stadium on Thursday evening, May 5th.
The first leg match between the two teams ended with Feyenoord’s 3-2 superiority, on Thursday, April 28, so that the Dutch team grabbed the ticket to the European Conference League final.
The Arena Competari Stadium in Albania will host the European Conference League final between Roma and Feyenoord, on Wednesday evening, May 25.
Mass riots in the match between Olympique Marseille and Feyenoord Rotterdam in the second leg of the semi-final of the European Conference
Before the start of the Marseille and Feyenoord match, the French police intervened to stop violent clashes between the fans of the two teams, and local media reported that iron bars were used in brutal attacks and smashing cars, which necessitated the intervention of the police, who used tear gas to disperse the fans.
The clashes subsided by the start of the match, and Feyenoord’s Dutch coach, Arne Sloot, told reporters that the team bus was thrown with a stone on its way to the stadium on a journey that took longer than usual due to the police’s struggle to open the way for the Dutch team’s bus among the crowds of fans.
This is the latest in a series of mass riots in French football this season. Sports Minister Roxana Maracignano said that the future of professional football in the country is at risk, in comments she made after a first-class match between Olympique Lyonnais and Marseille was canceled last November due to violence, and Saint-Etienne was forced to play behind closed doors in May due to fan misconduct.
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