Roma’s objective to end their five-year absence from the Champions League now relies entirely on their ability to win the Europa League after they lost 2-0 to Inter this evening in the Italian capital.
A must-win to keep their hopes of a top four finish alive, the Giallorossi fell to Simone Inzaghi’s men in a match filled with missed chances, controversial refereeing, and poor defending.
Tonight’s defeat extended Roma’s winless streak to four league matches in a row and keeps them seventh in the table and five points behind Inter, who remain fourth after responding to Milan’s win over Lazio.
Decimated by injuries, the Giallorossi created a surprising number of goalscoring opportunities with Andrea Belotti, Bryan Cristante, and Roger Ibanez coming the closest. However, Mourinho’s men were once again plagued by wastefulness and couldn’t convert.
To make matters worse, referee Fabio Maresca, who has a laundry list of questionable performances when overseeing games involving the Giallorossi, made a number of controversial decisions.