Diego Llorente favored to start over Roger Ibanez in Europa League final

Preparations are underway for Roma’s second consecutive European final.

As the Giallorossi are only a few hours away from travelling to Budapest, Jose Mourinho is pondering some key changes to his starting formation.


According to Corriere dello Sport, Roger Ibanez could end up on the bench with Spanish centreback Diego Llorente ready to play alongside Chris Smalling and Gianluca Mancini.

Moreover, Edoardo Bove has the chance to feature in Roma’s midfield, with Stephan El Shaarawy set to start in the attack in place of Paulo Dybala who will come off the bench.