Roma vs Feyenoord
UEFA Europa Conference League Final
Feyenoord were in brilliant form heading into the finals. However, the experienced Roma side under Mourinho’s tactics was always the favourite to get the job done.
The Dutch outfit throughout the tournament were menacing defences with their unstoppable attack. It was the typical Mourinho in UEFA competitions as the Romans defended near perfectly.
Zaniolo was able to score the only goal of the fixture as the She-Wolf were able to lift their first UEFA trophy.
Full time score: Roma 1-0 Feyenoord
Goal: 32′ Zaniolo
Roma: Rui Patrício; Mancini, Smalling, Ibañez; Mkhitaryan (Sérgio Oliveira 17), Cristante; Karsdorp (Vina 89), Zaniolo (Veretout 67), Pellegrini, Zalewski (Spinazzola 67); Abraham (Shomurodov 89)
Feyenoord: Bijlow; Geertruida, Trauner (Pedersen 74), Senesi, Malacia (Jahanbakhsh 88); Til (Toornstra 59), Aursnes, Orkun Kökçü (Wålemark 88); Nelson (Linssen 74), Dessers, Sinisterra
Roma vs Feyenoord: Managers’ reaction
José Mourinho, Roma coach: “Winning is very difficult. You need many ingredients. Our team has played 55 games. We reached the final being tired, but we kept it hidden. This is a fantastic group of players; that makes me emotional. We struggled in the second half; our opponents played well and they forced us to make defensive changes.”
Arne Slot, Feyenoord coach: “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.”