Minimalist Roma books the final ticket
Roma coach José Mourinho made six changes after the 0-0 against Bologna. Among other things, Smalling, captain Pellegrini and top striker Abraham returned.
Leicester’s coach Brendan Rodgers even went one step further compared to the 1: 3 in Tottenham: only keeper and captain Schmeichel stayed in the starting formation.
Abraham snap headed early
The Roma started the game well in front of local fans and recorded the first chance of scoring by Pellegrini, whose free kick parried Schmeichel (8th). Only shortly afterwards it was another standard Pellegrinis that led to the early goal: Abraham headed a corner kick from the right side (11th).
However, the goal was not an initial spark. One of the game similar to the 1: 1 in the first leg: The Roma checked the action about good work against the ball, the Foxes much little against it. Consequently, it remained 1-0 for the break, also because Pellegrini had left the only chance to score (16th).
second half without highlights
Even after the change of sides, the picture did not change despite two changes and a tactical switch to triple chain at Leicester. The guests struggled, but simply did not come dangerously in front of the Roma’s goal, which in turn occurred and avoided and avoided. The only highlight in the second half remained the standing ovation for the ex-coach Claudio Ranieri, which is visible on the video screen.
The second half was correspondingly long -winded, in which it lasted until the 79th minute before Leicester made the first shot – this caused Rui Patricio no problems. In the final minutes, the Roma then shifted completely on defending and brought the victory and final in the final over time.
In the final, the Roma will meet Feyenoord in Tirana on May 25th. In series A, the Giallorossi will play in Florence on Monday (8:45 p.m.). Leicester receives Everton in the Premier League on Sunday (3 p.m.).