TIRANA (Reuters) – AS Roma received their first main European title in additional than 60 years as Nicolo Zaniolo’s first-half goal earned the Italians a 1-0 victory over Feyenoord Rotterdam within the Europa Conference League ultimate in Albania on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old Zaniolo steered the ball dwelling within the thirty second minute with a left-footed contact, after first taking it down off his chest, to make Roma inaugural winners of European soccer’s new third membership competitors which was launched this season.
Roma, whose solely earlier continental title was the outdated Fairs Cup in 1961, held off a spirited comeback from their Dutch opponents, who have been twice denied by the woodwork within the second half, and ensured that Jose Mourinho grew to become the first supervisor to win a European trophy with 4 totally different golf equipment.
Roma goalkeeper Rui Patricio made important saves as Feyenoord took the sport to the Italians, having fun with the lion’s share of possession, however at all times appeared susceptible on the counter-attack.
(Writing by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Ed Osmond)