Exactly one year and one day since being appointed the new manager, José Mourinho has taken Roma to their first European final in 31 years.
The Giallorossi will face Feyenoord in the UEFA Conference League final on May 25th in Tirana after they defeated Leicester City 1-0 this evening in the Italian capital, winning the tie 2-1 on aggregate.
Tammy Abraham’s headed goal from a set piece early in the first half was all Roma needed to punch their place into the final and eliminate Brendan Rodger’s side.
Missing the presence of injured Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who should be first for the final later this month, the Giallorossi put on a defensive clinic against the Premier League side.
The Foxes were incredibly passive in the opening half and failed to register a single shot on target. Things didn’t improve for the Foxes in the second half as they failed to create any clear-cut chances against the Giallorossi.
Leicester’s best scoring opportunities came in the final minutes of the match with last-ditch efforts from James Maddison and Kelechi Iheanacho.
“We knew they would be hard to break down,” Leicester’s Jonny Evans told BT Sport.
“Losing that goal in the first half on a set-piece was a problem for us. We didn’t really find a way back in. We had a lot of possession but found it hard to break them down.”
Roma will face-off against Feyenoord on May 25th in Tirana, Albania at the Arena Kombëtare.