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UEFA Europa Conference League: Roma beat Feyenoord to win FIRST-EVER Europa Conference trophy as Jose Mourinho makes HISTORY, AS Roma wins 1-0, Watch HIGHLIGHTS

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UEFA Europa Conference League: AS Roma beat Feyenoord – Nicolo Zaniolo led Roma to their first major continental title with a 1-0 victory over Feyenoord in the Europa Conference League final in Tirana on Wednesday. Roma lifted their first trophy since the Coppa Italia in 2008. Jose Mourinho became the first coach to win a major European trophy with four different clubs. Follow Live football Updates on InsideSport.IN

UEFA Europa Conference League: Roma beat Feyenoord to win FIRST-EVER Europa Conference trophy as Jose Mourinho makes HISTORY, AS Roma wins 1-0, Watch HIGHLIGHTS

UEFA Europa Conference League: AS Roma beat Feyenoord to win FIRST-EVER Europa Conference trophy

The meeting between the competition’s two most prolific sides was bereft of goalmouth action for much of the first half, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s withdrawal due to injury the most notable event in the opening half hour.

Roma moved in front with the first real chance of the match, though, as Zaniolo brought down Gianluca Mancini’s excellent delivery with his chest and stabbed an instinctive finish home.

UEFA Europa Conference League: AS Roma beat Feyenoord to win FIRST-EVER Europa Conference trophy as Jose Mourinho makes HISTORY, Roma wins 1-0, Watch HIGHLIGHTS
UEFA Europa Conference League: AS Roma beat Feyenoord to win FIRST-EVER Europa Conference trophy as Jose Mourinho makes HISTORY, Roma wins 1-0, Watch HIGHLIGHTS

Feyenoord made a bright start to the second half and Mancini diverted a fizzed low cross onto the near post of his own goal before Rui Patricio parried Guus Til’s follow-up behind.

Patricio produced a stunning stop in the 50th minute when he tipped a ferocious 20-yard drive from Tyrell Malacia onto the woodwork.

Justin Bijlow denied Jordan Veretout and Lorenzo Pellegrini as Roma tried to get a second on the break, but Bryan Linssen was unable to connect with Cyriel Dessers’ flick-on in stoppage time on a painful evening for Feyenoord.

Jose Mourinho makes European HISTORY

Roma’s only previous success on the continent came in the 1960-61 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, which was not affiliated with UEFA.

UEFA Europa Conference League: Roma beat Feyenoord to win FIRST-EVER Europa Conference trophy as Jose Mourinho makes HISTORY, AS Roma wins 1-0, Watch HIGHLIGHTS
UEFA Europa Conference League: Roma beat Feyenoord to win FIRST-EVER Europa Conference trophy as Jose Mourinho makes HISTORY, AS Roma wins 1-0, Watch HIGHLIGHTS

By leading Roma to the Conference League title, Mourinho became the first coach to win a major European trophy with four different clubs.

The Portuguese won the UEFA Cup and Champions League with Porto, the Champions League while at Inter, and the Europa League during his time at Manchester United.

Rui Patricio to the rescue 

The second half could have played out very differently had Patricio not made a couple of key saves from Til and Malacia. He made five stops in total, making his contribution pivotal.

UEFA Europa Conference League: AS Roma beat Feyenoord to win FIRST-EVER Europa Conference trophy as Jose Mourinho makes HISTORY, Roma wins 1-0, Watch HIGHLIGHTS
UEFA Europa Conference League: AS Roma beat Feyenoord to win FIRST-EVER Europa Conference trophy as Jose Mourinho makes HISTORY, Roma wins 1-0, Watch HIGHLIGHTS

Both teams end their campaign and will head off into the summer, with Roma basking in their triumph. The two sides will return to European action next season in the Europa League, having qualified domestically for the competition.

UEFA Europa Conference League: Roma beat Feyenoord to win FIRST-EVER Europa Conference trophy as Jose Mourinho makes HISTORY, AS Roma wins 1-0, Watch HIGHLIGHTS

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