Roma hosted Leicester City at the Olympic Stadium in the second leg of Thursday night’s semi-final with a 1-1 aggregate score after the first leg at the King Power Stadium. When Roma booked a spot in the first UEFA Conference League Final with a 1-0 win over Leicester City, Tammy Abraham was the winner. Leicester’s European adventure came to an end in Rome when Tammy Abrahams’ 27th goal of the season, an early header, decided the European Conference League semi-finals. Tammy Abraham was a hero when Roma beat Leicester 2-1 on aggregate to reach the European Conference League final.
In the busy Olimpico stadium, an early goal by Tammy Abraham ended Leicester’s dream of winning their first European trophy. It secured the first-ever European Conference League final between Roma and Feyenoord. Mourinhos’ team took the lead in the semi-finals just 11 minutes later, thanks to former Chelsea star Tammy Abraham, and then ably retained the authority to secure a place in the UEFA Conference League final.
More than any other team, Abraham’s winner was Leicester’s 15th UEFA Conference League first-half goal (since the group stage). Leicester was aiming to inflict only their second European home defeat against Roma in 29 of those games, a streak dating back to 2016/17. Still, it was upset four minutes later when Wesley Fofana was knocked down in the box for Serbian referee Srdjan Jovanovic to thwart penalty protests. Roma looks set to secure a place in the UEFA Conference League in Serie A this season. Still, problems in the Champions League put Leicester City in a stalemate, and Rodgers’ team won both games during the European Conference League season. Kasper Schmeichel threw his goalie gloves into the crowd, Jamie Vardy his shin guards and with them at a disadvantage in the Premier League. Finishing 11th and being eliminated with five games, it’s hard to shake the feeling that the season is on its effect. Leicester ends with a minor defeat thanks to the first header from Tammy Abraham. Home supporters began firing rockets at Leicester fans long before kick-off at the Olympic Stadium, where Roma aimed to reach their first European final since they lost the UEFA Cup to Inter Milan in 1991.
Additionally, Mourinho has been the first manager to reach the finals of the Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League – and he seems to have the opportunity to become the first coach to win all three competitions. ‘I am so tired, I want to go home!’ Mourinho said this after the match in an interview with Sky Sports. This shows how complicated the season has been for Roma and Mourinho, but this is why we call him the Special One.