Feyenoord 1-0 Roma: Wieffer strike gives Dutch side advantage against Mourinho’s men


Feyenoord gained some semblance of revenge against Roma for last season’s Europa Conference League final as they beat the Serie A side 1-0 in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

A lackluster performance from Jose Mourinho’s side saw them miss a first-half penalty before Mats Wieffer scored the only goal of the game just after half-time.

In the 25th minute, Paulo Dybala was ruled out with a serious groin injury as Roma struggled to get anything but Feyenoord.

Roma were awarded a penalty just before half-time after Mats Wieffer’s corner was handballed, but Giallorissi captain Lorenzo Pellegrini hit the left post with his spot-kick.

The visitors took the lead just eight minutes into the second half when Oussama Idrissi was able to find Wieffer on the left and his volley into the turf deflected past Rui Patricio into the far corner of the net. .

Things got worse for Mourinho as he also lost Tammy Abraham to a shoulder injury, while Roger Ibanez was denied an equalizer by an Idrissi goal as Arne Sloto’s men held on to take advantage of the Stadio Olimpico next week. .

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