Nicola Zaniola’s goal won AS Rome the first major European title in more than 60 years after Wednesday’s 1-0 victory over Feyenoord in the final of the European Conference League in Albania, culminating in a remarkable European trophy for José Mourinho.
Rome coach Mourinho, who has won the Champions League, European League and UEFA Cup with other clubs in the past, could now add a third European title to the medal – the Italian team’s first trophy in 14 games a year.
Zaniolo, 22, defeated Roma with a well-deserved finish in the 32nd minute when he became the first Italian to score in the European final from Filippo Inzaghi against Liverpool in the Champions League in 2007.
Roma, whose first title on the continent was the old Fairs Cup in 1961, enthusiastically returned from his Dutch rivals, who twice rejected the trees in the second half.
As a result, Mourinho became the first manager to win a European trophy with four different clubs, after previous successes at Porto, Inter Milan and Manchester United. “We are a real team, we have done it. Now we have to celebrate and then start again, it’s always hard after a big victory, but the real team wins, celebrates and starts again. Also,” Rome captain Lorenzo Pellegrini told Sky Sport Italia.
“I said yesterday that in my 25s, I never imagined that I would achieve this in a Rome jersey and captain’s armband. It was a wonderful opportunity.”
As Roma and Feyenoord have joined the league, which has secured a position in the European Football League for next season with its position in the domestic league, it is Tirana’s fame.