Zaniolo leads Jose Mourinho, AS Roma to historic Conference League title

May 25th 2022, 9:52:54 pm

Jose Mourinho has done it again after leading AS Roma to their first-ever European title thanks to Nicolo Zaniolo.

Nicolo Zaniolo has written his name in AS Roma folklore after scoring the winner in the historic UECL final.

Jose Mourinho has guided AS Roma to their first European title after the Italians defeated Feyenoord in the final of the Europa Conference League.

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Nicolo Zaniolo was the hero of the day after scoring the decisive goal in the victory at the Air Albania Stadium in Tirana on Wednesday night.

Feyenoord dominated most of the possession in a cagey affair between two of the competition's top scorers but failed to make any of that count for 90 minutes.

While Roma created the best chances in the game, Feyenoord did provide some nervy moments for Roma, with Tyrell Malacia testing Rui Patricio with a ferocious effort five minutes into the second half, and Nigeria's Cyriel Dessers, who who was denied by a clear chance on goal by a superb block from Chris Smalling.

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Mourinho's Roma were compact, defended well, and netted the all-important goal to clinch the win for their first-ever European silverware, becoming the first team to win UEFA's third-tier competition.

After two disappointments in Europe, first in the European Cup in 1984 and UEFA Cup in 1991, it's the third time lucky on the continent for the Italians.

Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho has entered the European history books again after Roma defeated Feyenoord in the final of the Conference League.

Zaniolo scored the only goal to seal Roma's first win on the continent since the Fairs Cup 61 years ago.

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With the victory, Roma not only became the first team to win the Europa Conference League, but Mourinho has now won all three major European titles, becoming the first manager to do so.

Mourinho won two titles with the Portuguese side, FC Porto, one with Inter Milan and another English giants, Manchester United.

His latest win also means that the former Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United boss retained his 100% record in European finals.


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