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Video: Roma defeats Milan again and qualifies for the Europa League semi-finals

Video: Roma defeats Milan again and qualifies for the Europa League semi-finals

Today, Thursday, the Roma team qualified for the semi-finals of the European League. After defeating Milan 2-1 in the second leg of the quarter-finals.

The team led by Daniele De Rossi, who beat Milan 1-0, needed 22 minutes to score two goals and increase the difference in the tie to 3-0, and it lasted more than an hour (including stoppage time due to the numerical disadvantage). After the expulsion of Zeki Celik. They conceded 2-1 just five minutes into the 90th minute and never stopped going through.

In the 12th minute, Gianluca Mancini scored for Roma 1-0. Lorenzo Pellegrini hit the post, and goalkeeper Mike Maignan went to the ball in an attempt to block it, and Mancini took advantage of all this combination, and the ball fell to him and he shot it easily.

Ten minutes later, Romelu Lukaku's courage and strength paid off. After the Belgian player's unbalanced actions in the penalty area, Matteo Gabbia sent the ball to Paulo Dybala, who made the score 2-0 with a beautiful shot with his left foot, near the far post.

Shortly thereafter, a completely reckless act by Celik, with a pass from behind to stop the progress of the Portuguese Rafael Leao, led to the expulsion of the Portuguese Rafael Leao, giving Roma a direct red card and trailing by a goal for Roma in the 31st minute, despite leading by three goals scored at the time in the match. . Association.

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Looking for something more, Stefano Pioli sent on Luka Jovic and removed Bennacer in the 40th minute. At the other end, and soon after, De Rossi responded with Diego Llorente coming on as Paulo Dybala left.

In the second half, Milan succeeded in scoring, but it was too late to dream of a comeback. Matteo Gabbia, heading in Rafael Leao's cross from the left, made it 2-1 in the 85th minute, closing the scoring in the match.

In the second minute of five extra time, Theo Hernandez saw a red card for a foul on El Shaarawy, but referee Simon Marciniak immediately reviewed the images and changed the color of the card to yellow: in fact, there was no reason to send El Shaarawy off. eviction.

At that time, Portuguese Renato Sanchez was already on the field. He came on in the 82nd minute, playing for the first time since February 26 (the day he came on in the 86th minute in the 3-2 win over Torino) and for only the second time in 2024 and the 11th time this season. .

For the fourth year in a row, Roma reaches the semi-finals of European competitions. In 2020/21, they reached the semi-finals of the Europa League (they were eliminated by Manchester United, who then lost the final to Villarreal). In 2021/22, under Jose Mourinho, they won the Conference League, beating Feyenoord in the final 1-0. Last season 2022/23, they also reached the Europa League final with Mourinho, losing to Sevilla, on penalties.

In the semi-finals, he will face Roma Bayer Leverkusen beats West Ham tonight.

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