Mourinho’s team qualified by drawing in Germany in the second leg of the semi-final
Roma drew 0-0 at Bayer Leverkusen in the second leg of the semi-final of the Europa League and qualified for the final. After the 1-0 victory won in the first leg at the Stadio Olimpico, the Giallorossi needed only a 0-0 draw against the Germans in the return match played at the BayArena. The final is played on May 31 in Budapest.
THE MATCH: THE GIALLOROSSI RISK
First half of suffering for the capitolini who never manage to restart, despite the two towers in front. Abraham and Belotti try to fight with Tah, Hincapie and Tapsoba, but the German defenders always have the upper hand. However, the hosts did not break through, as Diaby hit the crossbar with a powerful right foot, while Demirbay tried from all positions, always finding Rui Patricio ready.
GERMAN ASSAULT, MOURINHO RESISTS
In the second half, the Portuguese coach decides to remove Belotti to insert Wijnaldum, trying to have an extra man in the construction phase and Bayer, while dominating in ball possession, is less dangerous with Rui Patricio only having to put on gloves a couple of times on Demirbay. The greatest danger comes ten minutes from the end with Azmoun, who after a pinball machine in the middle of the area, kicks a penalty on the move, sending the ball wide by a whisker. Then it’s Ibanez who saves from Frimpong’s shot. In the final it’s an assault with white weapons but the Giallorossi hold on and in the end they can celebrate.