Jose Mourinho won his fifth European title as Roma produced one of the narrow football scores of the midweek in the European Conference League. Feyenoord dominated for large parts of the game while Roma defended for large parts but managed to find the equalizer through Nicolo Zaniolo in the 32nd minute. Feyenoord hit the woodwork twice in the second half.
Roma: Rui Patricio (8), Mancini (7), Smalling (9), Ibanez (8), Karsdorp (7), Cristante (7), Mkhitaryan (6), Pellegrini (7), Zalewski (7), Zaniolo (8), Abraham (8)
Subs: Oliveira (7), Spinazzola (7), Viña (6)
Feyenoord: Bijlow (6), Geertruida (6), Trauner (5), Senes (6), Malacia (6), Aursnes (6), Orkun Kökçü (7), Til (6), Nelson (6), Dessers (5), Sinisterra (6)
Subs: Linssen (6), Toornstra (6), Pedersen (7)
Man of the match: Chris Smalling
Roma boss Jose Mourinho: “The great thing about my career is that, aside from the Europa League with Manchester United, doing it with Porto, Inter and Roma is very, very, very special. It is one thing to win when everyone expects it when you made the investments to win, but it’s quite another to win when something feels immortal, that feels truly special. This remains in the history of Roma, but also mine. I was told only I, Sir Alex (Ferguson) and Giovanni Trapattoni won trophies in three different decades. It makes me feel a little old, but it’s nice for my career.”
Feyenoord coach Arne Slot: “It’s always interesting to see how the first 15 minutes go. In that phase, we had good control of the match. But half is 45 minutes long, and our problems were to do with the choices our players made, with and without the ball. I told the players during the break what they had to do better. In the second half, we were sharp from the first moment, but you need a bit of luck and we didn’t get it. We had the time and opportunity to score, and we didn’t. Maybe that’s to do with the quality of the opponent.
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