Roma 1-0 Feyenoord: Jose Mourinho, wins fifth European title by landing, Europa Conference League..!
Roma became the first winners, of the Europa Conference League after beating, Feyenoord 1-0 and ensuring Jose Mourinho remains unbeaten in major, European finals.
Mourinho had his fingerprints, all over the Roma performance as his, side defended heroically for large parts and got their winning goal, with their first shot on goal when Nicolo Zaniolo, skilfully prodded home after 32 minutes.
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Roma, whose only previous continental, title was the old Fairs Cup in 1961, held off, a spirited comeback from their Dutch opponents, who were twice, denied by the woodwork in the second, half. They ensured that Mourinho became the first manager to win a, European trophy with four different clubs, and took his overall tally to five major European trophies.
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How the teams lined up
The Dutch side, who, last won the UEFA Cup in 2002, dominated the early possession but, failed to create any meaningful chances and, were punished when Zaniolo chested down a cross from Roger, Ibanez and put his side in front.
Roma: Rui Patricio (8), Mancini (7), Smalling (9), Ibanez (8),, Karsdorp (7), Cristante (7), Mkhitaryan (6), Pellegrini (7), Zalewski (7), Zaniolo, (8), Abraham (8)
Subs: Oliveira, (7), Spinazzola (7), Viña (6)
Feyenoord: Bijlow (6), Geertruida (6), Trauner, (5), Senes (6), Malacia (6), Aursnes (6), Orkun Kökçü (7), Til (6), Nelson (6), Dessers (5), Sinisterra (6),
Subs: Linssen (6), Toornstra (6), Pedersen (7)
Man of the match:, Chris Smalling
Feyenoord ended the half with their, first real chances from Orkun Kokcu and, Cyriel Dessers but it was routine work for former Wolves goalkeeper Rui, Patricio.
Feyenoord maintained their momentum, at the start of the second half and almost levelled, when Roma defender Gianluca Mancini, deflected a short corner onto his own post before Rui Patricio, saved well.
Jose Mourinho maintained his, 100 per cent record in major European finals
Jose Mourinho maintained his 100, per cent record in major European finals
Patricio also did well to, tip a drive from Lutsharel Geertruida onto the post before, a potentially pivotal moment after 54 minutes, when Tammy Abraham, appeared to be fouled by last man Marcos, Senesi as he looked to burst clear, only for the referee to take no action.