Poker at Zorya gives Roma the passage to the knockout phase of the Europa Conference League, it remains to be understood whether from the Caudine Forks of the playoffs or directly to the second round, but above all good indications in view of the next matches between the league and the cup. Abraham’s brace, Zaniolo’s return to goal, the excellent plays in transition, the defense that has not conceded are excellent news for José Mourinho, even if the simultaneous success of Bodo Glimt over CSKA Sofia complicates the plans for the first place . In fact, in the last round the Giallorossi will have to beat the Bulgarians and hope for the Norwegians to fail against the already eliminated Zorya to make a difficult overtaking.
Mourinho raises Smalling from 1 ‘in defense next to Mancini, in front there are Carles Perez and Zaniolo behind Abraham, who immediately wastes from two steps after a few minutes. The hosts press hard from the start and after a quarter of an hour they unlock the result, at the end of a splendid restart: Abraham recovers the ball, Zaniolo embroiders, El Shaarawy with an external chocolate serves Carles Perez who is relentless only in front of the goalkeeper. The Giallorossi have fun and have fun, Zaniolo wants to split the world and shortly after half an hour, after a series of wrong attempts, the blue playmaker finds the winning diagonal. Roma risk spreading already in the first half but Veretout gets a penalty saved by Matsapura before the end of the interval.
In the second half, however, the Capitoline immediately put the record straight: after thirty seconds, in fact, the trio arrived with the signature of Abraham, with the goal unguarded, on yet another tear on Zaniolo’s right. Zorya is on the ropes and suffers the blow, Roma hoarded of opportunities but did not find the way to goal. At least until the 30 ‘, when Abraham achieves his personal double with a splendid overhead kick. The best way to end a happy night for the yellow and red colors.