Nicolo Zaniolo’s goal in the first half decided the final match against Feyenoord in Tirana, but the winner of the match was goalkeeper Rui Patricio, who saved very well and kept a clean sheet despite the Dutch club pressing hard in the second half. .
Roma lost 1-6 and 1-2 away to Bodo/Glimt in the group stage and quarter-finals respectively, while they were 2-2 at home in the group stage before the team won at the fourth attempt when it was the semi-final ticket. had to be delivered.
The Norwegians also stood in the way on Wednesday. Fredrik Orsnes played the entire match as Feyenoord’s midfield announcer, while Marcus Holmgren Pedersen played in the last quarter plus overtime. They failed to avoid the victory of Rome.
In overtime, Cyriel Dessers won a one-off in the air against strong Roma goalkeeper Chris Smallers. Substitute Brian Linsen got the ball from a short distance but missed the ball.
When the victory was a reality, scenes of unbridled jubilation erupted in Tirana. Starring: Jose Mourinho.
Feyenoord started the game well, but it was Roma who took the lead at the first suitable opportunity only with a superb performance from Nicolo Zaniolo, thanks to the misjudgment of goalkeeper Gernot Trauner.
Gianluca Mancini scored a nice pass in the back room that Trauner should have handled better. The ball passed over her, and Zaniolo pinned it to his chest before flinging it out elegantly past the goalkeeper before Aursnes reached to attempt an intervention.
Feyenoord had a lot of ball possession, but did not create risks before resting in the summer heat in Tirana. That changed immediately in the second half, when the team gave Roma’s defense and Rui Patricio more than enough to do.
Giant Rescue Operations
After 47 minutes, the Dutch club showed a clever corner move. Orkun Kökcu got the ball back, and on Romanian defender Mancini, he settled the ball into his roster with heavy pressure from Trauner. On the return, Guus Til fired a shot, but the goalkeeper made a great save.
Feyenoord’s players thought the ball was on Mancini’s arm on the way from the post to Tell. The VAR was connected, but it didn’t find anything criminal.
Rui Patricio did not have a long rest period. After 50 minutes, Aursnes put themselves up 0 – 1, after Tyrell Malacnia finished off the attack from the left with a cannonball of a shot into the far corner. The left-back received a powerful blow from a distance of just over 20 meters, but the Roma goalkeeper threw himself, hit the ball at the crossbar and went out.
Feyenoord didn’t have the margins on their side, but he was very lucky when Tammy Abraham came in a few minutes later at the opposite end of the field. Marcus Senesi, the Feyenoord stopper, stopped his balance by pulling hard on his arm. It should have been a red card, but the referee did not realize the situation and continued the match. The VAR did not intervene either.
Feyenoord could continue to press with 11 men on the field. Coach Arne Slot gradually made several offensive changes. Marcus Holmgren Pedersen came in for Trauner just a quarter of an hour before the end and had to use his speed on the right wing.
Roma had to put up with heavy pressure, but they also had chances to puncture the match. One goal was enough in one day when Mourinho’s team managed to score.
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