Saturday, August 13

Mourinho’s Roma wins first Europa Conference League title (VIDEO)

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — José Mourinho had described Roma as “a giant club” lacking a trophy room to match the team’s social dimension and passionate fan base.

Well, the Giallorossi claimed their first European title in more than six decades Wednesday to crown Mourinho’s first season coaching in the Italian capital.

Nicolò Zaniolo scored in the first half, goalkeeper Rui Patrício made some big saves in the second and Roma beat Feyenoord 1-0 to win the inaugural edition of the third-tier Europa Conference League.

It’s Roma’s first European trophy since winning the 1961 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup — a tournament considered to be the precursor to the UEFA Cup and Europa League. It’s also the first title of any kind for Roma since winning the 2008 Italian Cup.

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