Roma 1-0 Leicester
Goal: Abraham (11and) for the Giallorossi
It may be a detail for you, but for the Romans it means a lot.
It was undoubtedly with tears in their eyes that the Roman tifosi returned home this Thursday evening. Not because of the rain, which came at the start of the match, but rather thanks to the result of it (1-0, aggregate score 2-1). Thirty-one years after its last European final, La Louve is back at the top of Europe. From the C4, of course, but from Europe all the same.
After the draw in the first leg, all hopes were allowed on both sides. But these are the Giallorossi who believed in it the most. At the end of the first storm in the defense of foxesa flash: the helmet shot of Tammy Abraham, on receiving a corner kick from Pellegrini (1-0, 11and). The men in blue (sky, to make matters worse) attracted the wrath of the Wolf, led by Zalewski and Abraham, and hardly saw the light of day in the first period.
To score goals, the best thing to do is to aim. The foxes did not succeed, until the 79and minute and a soft shot from Maddison. However, Rodgers had reworked his attack at half-time, but that was counting without the tactical response of his old friend Mourinho who ordered a cleverly executed defensive withdrawal. Result: a second act that put everyone to sleep, except perhaps the faithful of the Stadio Olimpico, and again. The real jubilation came back, when Abraham was given a standing ovation when he left and at the final whistle, the moment of the achievement: Roma are in the European Cup final. They will face Feyenoord, executioners of OM, on May 25 in Tirana.
Another blow of Mou.
Rome (3-4-2-1) : Patricio – Mancini, Smalling, Ibáñez – Karsdorp, Cristante, Oliveira, Zalewski (Viña, 85and) – Zaniolo (Veretout, 78and), Pellegrini-Abraham (Shomurodov, 88and). Coach : Jose Mourinho.
Leicester (4-3-3) : Schmeichel – Pereira (Castagne, 70and), Fofana, Evans, Justin – Maddison, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall (Pérez, 77and) – Lookman (Amartey, 46and), Vardy, Barnes (Iheanacho, 46and). Coach : Brendan Rodgers.