A trip to the UEFA Conference League final will be on the line next week when Roma and Leicester City face-off in the return leg of their semifinal tie
The two sides shared the spoils this evening, drawing 1-1 at the King Power Stadium in East Midlands. Roma captain Lorenzo Pellegrini’s early first half goal was canceled out by Ademola Lookman’s second half equaliser.
Although the affair was short on goals, both teams enjoyed multiple high quality goalscoring chances on the evening in a match that featured two drastically different approaches.
Right from the kick-off, the Foxes took the attacking initiative while Roma were content to sit back and attempt to hit on the counter.
Brendan Rodger’s side ended the evening with nearly 68% possession and piled the pressure on Mourinho’s men throughout the 90 minutes.
Roma shot-stopper Rui Patricio was called into action on several occasions throughout the evening, with Leicester tallying six shots in the capital club’s penalty area.
With only ten minutes remaining, the Giallorossi had a chance to retake the lead after Tammy Abraham spotted Sergio Oliveira’s run and delivered a perfect backheeled pass–but Kasper Schmeichel did well to save.
The two will meet again next week at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome for the second leg of the tie–with the winner punching their ticket to the Conference League final on May 25th in Tirana78