Abraham goal seals UECL final spot for Roma after win over Leicester

Tammy Abraham grabbed the winner as AS Roma booked a place in the inaugural final of the UEFA Conference League with a 1-0 victory over Leicester City.

The former Chelsea forward crashed a brilliant header beyond Kasper Schmeichel on 11 minutes to net his 25th goal of the season and secure a 2-1 success on aggregate for Jose Mourinho’s men.

Mourinho had called upon the home support to play their part and they duly responded with a partisan atmosphere that helped inspire their side to a super-charged start.

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Leicester gradually improved but struggled to test Rui Patricio and did not muster a shot on target until the 79th minute when James Maddison’s tame strike was easily saved.

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Roma seemed content to drop deep and defend through to the final whistle as the Foxes simply did not do enough to truly threaten a comeback.

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I Giallorossi will now meet Feyenoord in the final in Tirana, Albania on May 25.

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