José Mourinho has won another European Cup final after AS Roma beat Feyenoord in their first match for the 2022 Europa Conference League title, becoming the first manager to win all three European competitions in Europe.
The new tournament doesn’t seem as alluring as the Champions League or Europa League, however, the Roma manager has managed to add another trophy to his impressive collection.
AS Roma’s victory: trophies won and finals records
Jose Mourinho won another European trophy that led AS Roma to the title of the Conference League after winning the UEFA Cup and Champions League Porto, the Champions League for Inter, and the Europa League Cup with Manchester United.
The Italian capital club defeated Feyenoord by the scoreline of 1-0 in the first conference league final in Tirana, Albania, with Nicolo Zaniolo scoring the only goal of the first half of the match.
The game started quite discreetly, facing strong tackles from both sides, nonetheless, Feyenoord took control of the game and dominated it.
However, the Dutch couldn’t create a real chance and it was Rome that led the first half.
Mourinho’s team broke on that lead, but Feyenoord wanted to regain the lead early in the second half, and Mancini directed a dangerous low ball to his own post gaining possible handball penalties, however, he managed to be in the clear.
However, the Eredivisie team continued to put pressure on them, and Rui Patricio had to do very well to divert Tyrell Malacia’s shot. Cyriel Dessers created quite the shock for Roma when he broke through the hour mark, but the handball means it wouldn’t have counted even if he scored.
Regardless, in the last 30 minutes of the game, Giallorossi improved made a solid defensive display, maintained a narrow lead to the end, and sighed relief when Bryan Linssen missed his chance to get injured.
It was an unforgettable night for AS Roma, who won the first trophy since the Coppa Italia in 2008. In addition, the Italian side has won the trophy for the first time in Europe since Mourinho’s Inter won the Champions League in 2010.