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Roma – Feyenoord, presentation of the Europa Conference League final | UEFA Europa Conference League

Roma and Feyenoord meet in the first ever UEFA Europa Conference League final on 25 May.

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The pitch

In two minutes, Feyenoord 3-2 Marseille

After winning the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League twice, José Mourinho has the chance to win a third major UEFA club competition trophy. Champions Cup finalists in 1984, Roma lost to Serie A rivals Inter in their only other major UEFA final (the 1991 UEFA Cup final), but has a chance of winning his first major continental trophy in Tirana.

Winners of the C1 in 1970, Feyenoord won the UEFA Cup in 1974 and 2002 and could thus become the first club to have lifted the current three trophies of the major UEFA club competitions. Arne Slot’s side can count on the competition’s top scorer, Cyriel Dessers, who scored ten goals before the final but lost 3-2 on aggregate to Roma in their only encounter previous, in 16are 2014/15 UEFA Cup final.

Probable lineups

Rome: Rui Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Cristante, Mkhitaryan, Pellegrini, Zalewski; Zaniolo, Abraham

Feyenoord: Marciano; Geertruida, Trauner, Senesi, Malacia; Til, Aursnes, Orkun Kökçü; Nelson, Dessers, Sinisterra

Last matches

Rome
All competitions, newest first : VNDVNND
National competitions : sixth place in Serie A

Feyenoord
All competitions, newest first :
DVNNVV
National competitions:
third in the Dutch Eredivisie

Point

Roma (ITA)

UEFA ranking : 11
How the club qualified : Group C, winner, 2-1 in aggregate score against Vitesse (eighth), 5-2 in aggregate score against Bodø/Glimt (quarters), 2-1 in aggregate score against Leicester (halves)
Last season : UEFA Europa League semi-finals (8-5 aggregate loss to Man. United)
Best result in C3/C4 : final (1990/91)

Abraham’s winning goal

Key player: Tammy Abraham
Replacing Edin Džeko was no easy task, but Abraham has coped with it magnificently since joining from Chelsea. The tall forward is very mobile, has a good technical relationship with his midfield teammates and is very efficient. His nine goals in this competition speak for him.

Coach : Jose Mourinho
With two UEFA Champions League and two UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup successes already, Mourinho is aiming to become the first manager to win all three of UEFA’s current men’s club competitions.

Did you know ?
Roma are the only team to have played semi-finals in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League.

Feyenoord (NED)

UEFA ranking : 42
How the club qualified : Group E, winner, 8-3 in aggregate score against Partizan (eighth), 6-4 in aggregate score against Slavia Prague (quarters), 3-2 in aggregate score against Marseille (half)
Last season : UEFA Europa League, groups (third)
Best result in C3/C4 : winner (1973/74, 2001/02)

In two minutes, Marseille 0-0 Feyenoord

Key player: Cyriel Dessers
The striker has found the net ten times in the Europa Conference League, making him the competition’s top scorer. At 27, Dessers arrives in this final with full confidence.

Coach : Arne Slot
In his first season in charge of the Rotterdam club, after a stint at AZ Alkmaar, Slot have transformed Feyenoord into a team with an attacking spirit but who also know how to show solidarity when it comes to defending. He far exceeded expectations by leading the club to the final.

Did you know ?
Feyenoord won the European Cup in 1970 and the UEFA Cup in 1974 and 2002. Winning the UEFA Europa Conference League would make them the first club to claim all three of UEFA’s current major men’s club trophies.

Statements from coaches

Jose Mourinho, Roma
I don’t believe in magic potions, I don’t believe in spells (…) There’s nothing special to do, we just have to be ourselves. Knowing the qualities we have, knowing the limits we have. For me, no matter how the final ends, it’s a positive season for us.

Gianluca Mancini, Roma, defender
The two best teams in the tournament face off, it’s 50-50. We know what we need to do, and we know their strengths and weaknesses.

Arne Slot, Feyenoord
We know what to expect [de l’AS Rome]but you never know, sometimes their coach has a little boost in his game plan. But we’ve seen a lot, so we hope to be prepared in the right way, and if he surprises us […] we played 55 games [cette saison] so I’d be a little surprised if he could think of something we haven’t had yet.

Gernot Trauner, Feyenoord defender
We prepared to play against [Tammy] Abraham. He is physically strong, has good technique and knows how to score goals, he is one of Roma’s key players. We have to try to keep him out of the end zone.

What does the winner get?


Standing 57.5cm tall and weighing 11kg, the trophy is made up of 32 hexagonal spines – representing each of the teams entered in the group stage – which swirl from the base of the trophy.

The crowned team is entitled to 40 gold medals, the runner-up to 40 silver medals.

The winner also qualifies for the 2022/23 UEFA Europa League group stage, unless they qualify for the UEFA Champions League via their domestic league.

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