Coach Jose Mourinho of the ‘Championship Contractor’ AS Roma (Italy) defeated Leverkusen (Germany) and advanced to the Europa League finals.
Rome defeated Leverkusen 1-0 in the first leg of the 2022-23 European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa League semifinals held at Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy on the 12th (hereinafter Korean time).
Roma,토토사이트 who became the first champions in the Europa Conference League last year and tasted a European club championship for the first time since its foundation, took a step closer to winning the Europa League, a higher level of competition this season.
Roma will get a ticket to the final even if it draws at least in the second game to be held in Leverkusen away on the 19th. If Roma reaches the final of this competition, it will set a record 32 years after advancing to the final of the predecessor UEFA Cup. At that time, in the final, they were defeated by the same Italian club, Inter Milan, and were unable to lift the championship trophy.
On the other hand, Leverkusen, led by coach Xabi Alonso, who is also a pupil of coach Mourinho, was on the brink of elimination. Leverkusen is aiming to advance to the finals for the first time since the 1987-88 season, when former national football team coach Cha Beom-geun made a big success, defeating Espanyol (Spain) to win the championship. there is.
Both team commanders, Mourinho and Alonso, have worked together as coaches and players at Spain’s prestigious Real Madrid in the past. In the 2010-11 season, when Jose Mourinho took the helm of Real Madrid, Alonso played a key role as a defensive midfielder.
The winner was Roma midfielder Edoardo Bové, born in 2002. In the 17th minute of the second half, Roma striker Tammy Abraham’s powerful right-footed shot was blocked by the goalkeeper. However, Bove shoved the ball into the net with his left foot.
Roma showed the Mourinho-style football properly, giving up possession and strengthening the defense, and winning the match with one shot. In terms of ball possession, Leverkusen lost 38% to 62%. However, the shooting number was rather ahead at 12-10, and the number of effective shots was 5-2, with Roma more.
In the first leg of another semi-final, Juventus (Italy) and Sevilla (Spain) drew 1-1. The second leg of the two teams will be played at Seville’s home on the 19th.
In this match held at Juventus home, Sevilla took the lead first with Yusif Nusayri’s goal in the 26th minute. However, Juventus, who had been dragged all the way, turned the match right before the end. After hitting Paul Pogba’s head, defender Federico Gatti headed the ball again, leading to a dramatic draw.