Roma crowned Europa Conference League champions as Mourinho wins trophy in first season

Roma have won their first ever UEFA trophy by becoming the inaugural champions of the Europa Conference League.

Claiming their first honour since 2008, Roma have concluded Jose Mourinho’s maiden season in charge in quite some style.

They did it with a 1-0 win over Feyenoord in the final, courtesy of a Nicolo Zaniolo goal in the first half.

Zaniolo brought the ball down after a forward pass from Gianluca Mancini, before reacting and prodding past the opposition goalkeeper.

Roma’s own keeper, Rui Patricio, was in contrast very important, making a number of fine saves – including a splendid tip onto the post from a venomous Tyrell Malacia shot.

The defence in front of him stood up well, with Chris Smalling putting in a characteristically superb performance.

It meant that Zaniolo’s smart strike was the winner, prompting huge celebrations at the final whistle as a 14-year trophy drought finally came to an end.

For the first time in their history, Roma have now got their hands on a European trophy, which was held aloft by captain Lorenzo Pellegrini as the reward.

They have done us proud.

Grazie Roma!

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