Rome conquers Europe with the Conference

Rome conquers Europe with the Conference

The Italian team wins its first continental title with 1-0 from Zaniolo to Feyenoord


A goal from Zaniolo half an hour into the final in Tirana gave Roma their first continental title, beating Feyenoord (1-0) to lift the first edition of the Conference League.

José Mourinho’s team, who enlarges a unique record with all the UEFA titles, hit the first time they had with that ball that, behind the defense, Zaniolo controlled with his chest and subtly sent into the net .

The Italian team began at the mercy of the rival’s possession, losing Mkhitaryan due to injury. With a good embarrassment in the capital of Albania, Roma stretched little by little and only needed one to see the door at the Arena Kombetare.

The restart was again for the Dutch, but they lacked effectiveness in a good siege of the rival goal. Between the wood and Rui Patricio, Roma endured the 1-0 and could sentence against against.

Mourinho’s men, a coach who never fails in European finals –5 out of 5– champion of the Champions League, Europa League and now the Conference, stayed well back and did not suffer any great chances again after Feyenoord’s strong start to the second half.


–RESULT: ROMA, 1 – FEYENOORD, 0. (1-0, at halftime)


ROME: Rui Patrick; Smalling, Ibanez, Mancini; Karsdorp (Mattias Viña, 89th), Zalewski (Spinazzola, 67th), Cristante, Mkhitaryan (Sergio Oliveira, 17th), Pewllegrini; Zaniolo (Veretout, 67 minutes) and Abraham (Shomurodov, 89 minutes).

FEYENOORD: Bijlow; Geertruida, Trauner (Pedersen, min. 74), Senesi, Malacia (Jahanbakhsh, min. 88); Aursnes, Til (Toornstra, min.59), Kökçu (Walemark, min.88), Nelson (Linssen, min.74), Sinisterra, Dessers.


1 – 0, min.32, Zaniolo.

–REFEREE: Itsvan Kovacs (RUM). He admonished Pellegrini (min.37), Zalewski (min.67), Patricio (min.84) and Spinazzola (min.94) by Roma. And Trauner (min.25) at Feyenoord.

–STADIO: National Arena.