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Feyenoord missed the first edition of the Conference League. FC Rotterdam was disappointed in Tirana in the first half of the final against Roma and then failed to repair the damage it sustained (1-0).
And the Italian team escaped coach Jose Mourinho in the opening stage of the second half with the ball on the post and the crossbar.
After beautiful trips to Kosovo, Switzerland, Sweden, Israel, Czech Republic, Germany, Serbia and again the Czech Republic and France, Feyenoord lost the overall victory of the New Conference League at Arena Competari in the capital of Albania. Roma was definitely stronger before the break and held out in the second. The Italians gave Arne Slot their second loss in nineteen European matches this season alone. But losing clearly hurts players, coaches and fans.
There is no fourth European Grand Prix for Feyenoord, after the European Cup 1 in 1970 and the European Cup in 1974 and 2002. Roma finally won an international cup, after losing in the finals to win the European Cup 1 and the European Cup. Coach Jose Mourinho has proven once again that he can teach his players how to win the final. The Portuguese do not attach any value to the beauty prize. He only cares about one thing and that is winning.
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Feyenoord wanted to get close to the final like most other matches. But the number 3 holder in the Eredivisie suffered a huge loss of the ball and failed to put pressure on the Roma defense in the first half. The Italians were a little on the ball, but scored in the 32nd minute with the first shot on target. Gernot Trauner, who has often been praised this season, misjudged a cross from Gianluca Mancini and Nicolo Zaniolo hit a hand-kick (0-1).
not at home
Many Feyenoord players did not give in to the break. In the opening stage of the second half, they managed to put Roma under pressure. Mancini almost woke up the ball in his team’s goal, but it was saved by the post and goalkeeper Rui Patricio, with a shot from Terrell Malacia against the crossbar. Rome vibrated for a moment. The number 6 player in Italy took a lot of time and simulated injuries.
The Trainer Slot had Marcus Pedersen, Jens Tornstra and Brian Linsen, but those substitutions didn’t bring the desired equalizer on the scoreboard either. Linsen still has a chance in injury time. But he mowed the ball completely.
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