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Europa League: Roma secures draw against Leverkusen to earn a spot in the final

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AS Roma secured a 0-0 draw against Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League semi-final, earning them a spot in the final. Roma managed to secure victory against Leverkusen, despite only having one shot on goal.

In a thrilling Europa League semi-final return leg on Thursday, AS Roma managed to secure a 0-0 draw against Bayer Leverkusen, ultimately earning themselves a spot in the final with a 1-0 aggregate win. Under the guidance of coach Jose Mourinho, the Rome team has achieved a remarkable feat by reaching consecutive European finals, having previously secured the Europa Conference League title in the previous season. Stay tuned for live updates on the Europa League, exclusively on InsideSport.IN.

Throughout the game, the visitors found themselves on the defensive and were forced to endure relentless pressure from the Germans. Despite missing numerous opportunities and striking the woodwork, the Germans managed to progress to the next round, courtesy of their 1-0 victory in Italy last week.

Sevilla has been confirmed as the opponent for the upcoming final on May 31 in Budapest. Leverkusen began their quest to secure their first European final in over two decades on a positive note.

In the first half, the hosts dominated the game with a dozen attempts on goal, while their opponents only managed one. Although Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini had a second chance, the hosts maintained their advantage.

In the 12th minute, Moussa Diaby unleashed a powerful shot that rattled the crossbar, while Kerem Demirbay’s low drive in the 21st minute was saved by the vigilant goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

In the second half, the visitors attempted to advance further up the field in an effort to intercept Leverkusen’s attacks at an earlier stage. However, the hosts persisted in their ability to generate scoring opportunities.

In the 67th minute, Demirbay made another impressive attempt that resulted in a good save by Patricio. Minutes later, Sardar Azmoun took a shot that seemed to have beaten Patricio, but unfortunately, the ball sailed just wide of the goal.

In a stunning turn of events, Roma managed to secure a victory against Leverkusen, despite only having one shot on goal throughout the entire game. Leverkusen, who has not won a major title since 1993, made an impressive 23 attempts on goal but ultimately fell short. Mourinho’s team, however, managed to secure their spot in the next round.

According to Demirbay of Leverkusen, the only thing lacking was a goal. Unfortunately, luck was not on our side. Despite delivering an impressive performance, the individual expressed disappointment at not receiving any recognition or reward for their efforts. The individual expressed pride in their team’s performance, stating, “I am proud of the way we played.”

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