In the stage of Europe, we have seen battles of giants, the fall of empires, and an underdog uprooting a goliath but it’s a rare occurrence where an underdog fights another underdog. There will be a battle tonight, Roma will Fight Feyenoord in their Colosseum to secure their place in the semis. It will be a battle to remember.
Roma was hosted by Feyenoord in the first leg in the Netherlands but fortune was not on their side. Roma tasted defeat in the first clash with a scoreline of 1-0. A goal by Wieffer made all the difference. Earlier Pellegrini missed a penalty, thus losing the chance to get an advantage. But overall Roma has been a good time and fought bravely, like a gladiator. Also read: Real Madrid 2-0 Chelsea (4-0 agg): UEFA Champions League post match analysis
The reign of the special one has been no less than a fantasy as Mourinho assisted them with the throne of the first Europa Conference League. They became the first-ever winners of the tournament. In the league stage, they are not particularly comfortable but recorded three wins in the last five matches. Their Goal scoring record in the league isn’t something spellbinding but their defensive record is something admirable. In the Europa League, they managed to score 15 goals (5th best in the whole tournament) and managed to have the most Balls recovered.
Meanwhile, Feyenoord is having the spell of a lifetime as they are on top comfortably, 8 points ahead of the Dutch giants, Ajax. They managed to be victorious in their last 6 games with a stellar goal difference. Even in the Europa League, they manage to score 22 goals, most by a team. They are also 5th in ball recovery with 97 successful tackles.
On paper, Roma seems the more experienced one and can soak up the pressure. But it will be a very close game as Feyenoord is going through somewhat of an unbeaten spell. Also read:Match Recap: Milan pull off an upset to knock out Napoli
Roma Predicted Lineup-
Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Zalewski, Cristante, Wijnaldum, Spinazzola; Pellegrini, Dybala; Abraham
Feyenoord Predicted starting lineup-
Bijlow; Geertruida, Trauner, Hancko, Hartman; Kokcu, Wieffer, Szymanski; Jahanbakhsh, Gimenez, Idrissi
Score Prediction- Roma 3-2 Feyenoord, Roma wins on the penalty.
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