A single Tammy Abraham goal settle the contest between AS Roma and Leicester City in Rome as the Giallorossi marched on into the final of the Europa Conference League final.
The first leg encounter at the King Power Stadium had ended 1-1, AS Roma scored first through Lorenzo Pellegrini (15′) before the hosts on that occasion levelled in the 67th minute from an own goal.
In the second leg as it was at Leicester, it was Roma who started out the brighter of two, Abraham going close earlier on before finally finding the back of the net from a corner-kick just 11 minutes in.
Despite several chances on both sides, Jose Mourinho’s men defended resolutely.
The Nigerian duo of Ademola Lookman and Kelechi Iheanacho both got minutes in the game. Lookman started but was replaced at half time, while Iheanacho came off the bench also as a half time substitute.
Regardless the Forward who had managed a single goal in his previous seven appearances in the competition couldn’t impact the outcome of the grudge match at the Stadio Olimpico.
Thursday’s victory moved the Giallorossi closer to their first major European title success, but must next face a stubborn Feyenoord side to clinch it.
Meanwhile Roma boss Jose Mourinho becomes the first Manager to reach the final of the three major European Inter-club competitions (including the UEFA Champions League and Europa League) and could possibly be the first to win all three.
Albania’s Arena Kombëtare will host the maiden final of the Europa Conference League on May 25.
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