In the UEFA Europa Conference League semi-finals, Leicester City, played by our national footballer Çağlar Söyüncü, and Roma, coached by Jose Mourinho, faced off.
After drawing 1-1 with their opponents in the first game played in England, Roma won the rematch at the Stadio Olimpico 1-0 with a goal scored by Tammy Abraham in the 11th minute and became the team that marked the final.
ÇAĞLAR SÖYÜNCÜ DID NOT GET TIME
At Leicester City, our national footballer Çağlar Söyüncü didn’t take the time to play as a substitute.
Rising to the European Cup final for the first time since the 1990/91 season (UEFA Cup), Roma pushed Brondby out of the tournament, played by Peter Schmeichel, father of Kasper Schmeichel, who protected Leicester’s goal in the semi-finals of this season.
JOSE MOURINHO MAKES HISTORY
After Roma reached the European Conference League final, Jose Mourinho became the first manager in European Cups history to reach the final with four different teams, according to OPTA data.
WITH WHICH TEAMS AND IN WHICH TOURNAMENTS JOSE MOURINHO GOES TO THE FINAL
Jose Mourinho reached the Champions League final with Porto and Inter. The Portuguese coach also managed to reach the UEFA Cup final with Porto.
Leading his side to the UEFA European Conference League final staged for the first time this season, Mourinho will win the sixth European Cup of his club career if he beats Feyenoord in the final.
AT THE LAST whistle he cried
In Rome, which was not in the top four of the Italian Serie A and whose only hope was the UEFA Conference League, coach Jose Mourinho experienced emotional moments after the game in which they reached the final by eliminating Leicester City.
The Portuguese coach, who made history as the first manager in European Cup history to reach the final with four different teams, and enjoyed great joy, couldn’t hold back his tears after the final whistle of the competition.
When you live in Rome, you breathe Rome and this club. When I arrived here I felt like a big club but not a lot of finals. Now we also want to win the final. I am very emotional. This tournament is the Champions League for us. My friend, I want to send a message to the wonderful coach Carlo Ancelotti; Let’s win the final together!
WHAT HAPPENED IN THE OTHER MATCH?
CENGİZ ÜNDER IS GRATEFUL, ORKUN KÖKÇÜ IS IN THE FINAL
In the other leg of the semi-finals, Feyenoord, who beat Marseille 3-2 at home, tied the game away 0-0 and became Roma’s opponents in the final. While Orkun Kökçü stayed on the pitch for 90 minutes at Feyenoord, Cengiz Ünder was substituted in the 80th minute at Marseille.
The UEFA Europa Conference League final will be played on May 25 at the National Stadium in Tirana, Albania.
— Orkun Kökcu (@OrkunKokcu) May 5, 2022
UEFA EUROPEAN LEAGUE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
EINTRACHT WAITED FOR THE FINAL TICKET
In the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League, German side Eintracht Frankfurt faced English side West Ham United. Frankfurt won the first away game 3-2 and advanced to the final by winning the home game 1-0. Santos Borre scored Frankfurt’s only goal in the 26th minute. West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell saw a red card in the 19th minute and left his side with 10 players.
Eintracht Frankfurt fans, very happy after the final ticket, entered the field. Great love was shown to the Eintracht Frankfurt players as the West Ham United players made their way to the dressing room. With security forces and police entering the field, the referees went to the changing rooms.
Fenerbahce were the only team Eintracht Frankfurt couldn’t beat, advancing to the UEFA Europa League final unbeaten.
RANGERS TURNED THE TOUR
The other leg of the semi-final was the comeback stage. Losing the first game 1-0 away, Rangers beat German side RB Leipzig 3-1 at home and reached the final. Goals for Scottish side Rangers were scored by Tavernier in the 18th minute, Kamara in the 24th minute and Lundstram in the 80th minute, while Nkunku netted RB Leipzig’s only goal in the 70th minute.
BENZEMA IS THE ONLY COMPETITOR
By contrast, Karim Benzema is the only player to score more goals than Rangers right-back James Tavernier (7) in the 2022 calendar year European Cup qualifying rounds.
The UEFA Europa League final between Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers will be played on May 18 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville.