Mourinho’s wall holds: Roma in Europa League final

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Mourinho’s wall holds: Roma in Europa League final

Jose Mourinho repeats himself: a year after his Conference League triumph, the Portuguese coach led a patched-up and injury-decimated Roma to the Europa League final.

The Giallorossi managed to snatch a 0-0 draw at home to Bayer Leverkusen, thus clinching a pass to the last act of Europe’s second European competition by virtue of their victory in the first leg at the Stadio Olimpico thanks to Bove’s goal.

As predicted, it was Xabi Alonso’s team that played the game at the BayArena, while the Capitolini set the match on defense and the restart. Ninety minutes of pure suffering for the guests, who were forced to do without Spinazzola in the 33rd minute due to injury, Zalewski in.

The Aspirins shot on goal more than 20 times, while Roma hardly ever showed up in Hradecky’s sides. Not even the eight minutes of added time awarded by referee Vincic were enough, the Giallorossi’s wall held and the Special One hit yet another final of his career.

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