Roma’s quest for their tenth Coppa Italia title will wait another year.
The Giallorossi were eliminated this evening after losing 2-0 to Inter in the quarterfinals at the San Siro. It’s the eleventh defeat in all competitions for José Mourinho’s side, who struggled to keep up with the Nerazzurri throughout the affair.
It took less than two minutes for Simone Inzaghi’s side to take the lead thanks to a fine finish from former Roma striker Edin Dzeko. The Nerazzurri nearly doubled their lead just moments later after Nicolo Barella hit the post from nearly thirty yards out.
The defending Scudetto champions overwhelmed Roma throughout the first half and caused them to commit several turnovers. A late goal from Alexis Sanchez capped things off for Inter and ended Roma’s hopes at progressing.
“We had two incredible scoring chances, we just couldn’t finish them,” Mourinho told SportMediaset.
“I saw a Roma that played well against an incredibly strong team. The second goal changed everything, though. But I thought we pressed well and controlled parts of the game.”
The Roma boss was also asked about the emotions he felt after he returned to the San Siro to face his former club for the first time.
“I appreciate the reception I received, Zhang, Marotta, and Javier were nice enough to give me a gift–the San Siro in silver with the saying ‘Your Home.’ So I thank them, but Rome is my home now. I can’t hide that the relationship I have with Inter is an eternal one, obviously. But I’m here to win for my Roma and for my people.”