Arena Kombëtare in Tirana, Albania, will be the historic venue where the very first edition of the UEFA Europa Conference League will take place. In front of 21,690 spectators, Jose Mourinho will march his AS Roma brigade to what is their first final in 14 years against Feyenoord. The Portuguese will be hoping to get his hands on a piece of silverware after failing to manage any in the last five years.
Roma will head into Wednesday's game five days after they ending their Serie A season with a 3-0 victory over Torino. The Giallarossi have picked up two defeats in their last 12 matches in all competitions but have managed just five wins during that period. With the tag to become the first Italian club to win a European trophy in the over a decade on the line, Mourinho's men will be poised to make a difference against their Dutch counterparts.
For Feyenoord, a win over Roma will simply be an icing on the cake in what has been a remarkable campaign to the final. De club aan de Maa reached the business end of the European competition by beating a handful of top clubs, including Olympique Marseille, and Slavia Prague and will be poised to finish the mission. Overall, it has been a memorable season for Arne Slot's side, who were on an 11-game unbeaten run in all competitions until their 2-1 home defeat to Twente in their last game of the season.
Roma's only injury concern heading into the encounter is Henrikh Mkhitaryan. After recovering from his latest muscle injury, Nicolo Zaniolo is anticipated to play, with Eldor Shomurodov the most likely to miss out. For Feyenoord, Justin Bijlow will be unavailable for the encounter as he is yet to recover from an injury. Orkun Kokcu also picked up an injury in their last league game and could be a doubt for the upcoming clash.
Head to head (h2h) record
Roma wins: 1
Feyenoord wins: 0
What are the managers saying ahead of the final?
Jose Mourinho: "If I win I will become the first one to win all European trophies, but that's only if I win. "The 'Special One' story is an old story. It was when I was at the beginning [of my career]. When you have more maturity and stability, you think more about the people and less about yourself. When you arrive at a final after a season of work, the work is done. It's the team's moment, not the moment of an individual. I don't believe in magical potions, I don't believe in magical spells. There's nothing special to be done, just us to be us as a team. Knowing the qualities we have, knowing the limitations we have. For me, no matter how the final ends, this is a positive season for us."
Arne Slot: "His CV makes you wary of his team. "He is known for winning many finals. "But we mainly have to focus on his team, the tactics and the different ways they play. We shouldn't pay too much attention to the fact that he has such an impressive track record in finals."
Predicted starting XI
AS Roma: Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Cristante, Oliveira, Zalewski; Pellegrini; Zaniolo, Abraham
Feyenoord: Marciano; Geertruida, Trauner, Senesi, Malacia; Toornstra, Aursnes, Til; Nelson, Dessers, Sinisterra.
Roma vs Feyenoord Broadcast Information
Stadium: Air Albania Stadium (Tiranë (Tirana))
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