Facts and statistics between Roma vs Leicester

Roma and Leicester City face off in the Italian capital in the crucial second leg of the European Conference League semi-final with everything to play for after the English side, looking to reach a European final for the first time, returned to a 1-1 draw at home in the first leg.

• Despite taking only one point from Bodu/Glimt in their group meeting, losing dramatically 6-1 in Norway and drawing 2-2 at home, the Romans outperformed their Nordic rivals to take the lead in Group C of the UEFA Conference League. 18 goals – best attack in the group stage – before beating Vitesse in the round of 16 (1-0, 1-1). Against Bodo/Glimt again in the quarter-finals, Jose Mourinho’s side lost 2-1 in Norway but recovered to win 4-0 in Rome, and Tammy Abraham scored the first goal before a stunning hat-trick from Nicolo Zaniolo.

• Leicester finished third in UEFA Europa League Group C in the fall, two points behind Spartak Moskva and Roma rivals Napoli in southern Italy after losing 3-2 to Napoli on the sixth day. However, the English were victorious from three doubles in the UEFA Europa Conference League, the first at a certain rest against Randers (4-1, 3-1), and the second and third after Homer’s fights against Rennes (2-0, 1). 2) Eindhoven (0-0, 2-1), late goals from James Madison and Ricardo Pereira in the Netherlands ensured the club reached at least the semi-finals.

Previous meetings
• Roma scored their first goal in Leicester City on April 28, with captain Lorenzo Pellegrini giving the lead in the 15th minute, but the English, who controlled the ball, were rewarded with a draw in the 67th minute when Roma defender Gianluca Mancini came under pressure from his team. Ademola Lookman, converted a cross from Harvey Barnes to his net

• This is Roma’s first meeting with England since losing to Manchester United in the semi-finals of the European League last season, losing 6-2 in the first leg at Old Trafford before winning the return at Olimpico 3-2. The elimination was the eighth in a row for English clubs to face home and away, after victories in the first three.

• Roma have won 12 of their 20 UEFA matches in Rome against the English visitors, including six of their last seven, although their last three victories came in knockout matches – 1-0 against Arsenal in the round of 16 From the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League, 4-2 against Liverpool in the semi-finals of the same competition ten years later, and a 3-2 win over Manchester United last season – all were insufficient to turn the tide after defeats in going to England. He was defeated on penalties at the Olympic Stadium by Arsenal, and this was also the fate of the Giallorossi in the 1984 European Cup Final against Liverpool after a 1-1 draw.

• Leicester have never met an Italian opponent in UEFA competition ahead of the two UEFA Europa League group matches against Napoli earlier this season. Ayoz Perez and Barnes put the Foxes 2-0 ahead in a 2-2 home draw in Round 1, and Jonny Evans and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall netted in the 3-2 away loss in Round Six. • The Italians conceded 14 goals in their last 3 visits to England and also suffered their biggest away defeat in UEFA in that country, losing 7-1 to Manchester United in the 2006/07 Champions League quarter-final second leg.

about the difference

• Roma finished seventh in the Italian Serie A last season, 29 points behind champion Inter, to become the first representative of Italy in the UEFA Champions League. After dominating their group in the 2020/21 European League, which included Young Boys, Cluj and CSKA-Sofia, Paulo Fonseca’s men knocked out Braga, Shakhtar Donetsk and Ajax in the knockout stage directly, only to lose in the semi-finals to Manchester. united.

• Now under a new Portuguese coach, Mourinho, who took over from Paolo Fonseca, Roma won their two matches in the UEFA Europa Conference League match against Trabzonspor, and although Bodø/Glimt took the lead in Group C head-to-head – the Giallorossi scooped the Giallorossi Most points ahead of CSKA Sofia (5-1, 3-2) and Zorya Luhanske (3-0, 4-0) to finish with a single point over their Norwegian rival at the top of the group – by knocking them out in the quarter-finals.

• This is Roma’s sixth appearance in the UEFA semi-finals. La Louve won two of the previous five but lost both – both to English opponents. Manchester United’s exit from the Europa League last season was preceded by a 7-6 aggregate defeat in the UEFA Champions League against Liverpool (2-5, 4-2) three years earlier. Roma’s last victory in the European semi-finals goes back to the 1990/1991 UEFA Cup, against Brondby (0-0, 2-1).

• The 0-2 loss against defending champions Real Madrid in the 2018/19 Champions League group stage is the only one that Roma have lost in the last 28 European matches in the Italian capital, compared to 20 victories. The quarter-final victory over Bodo/Glimt means the Romans are now undefeated in 18 UEFA matches at the Olympique.

• Roma have won the first six of the eight UEFA matches in which they have drawn away, including the 1990/91 UEFA Cup semi-finals against Brondby and three more draws 1-1, but have lost the last two matches – similarly, 0-3 A loss at home after a 1-1 draw away to Fiorentina in the round of 16 of the 2014/15 European League and Porto in the preliminary round of the 2016/17 Champions League. In both home losses, Roma sent off two players – one against Fiorentina, and two against Porto.

• Leicester secured their second consecutive appearance in the UEFA Europa League group stage by winning the FA Cup for the first time in its history last May with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the final. However, in a repeat of the previous season, Brendan Rodgers’ side narrowly failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, finishing fifth in the Premier League after spending most of the season in the top four.

• The Foxes won the UEFA Europa League group stage last season in their first appearance in the competition, but were knocked out in the round of 32 by Slavia Braha (0-0, 0-2). This year they won twice, drew and lost two of their six Group C matches with Napoli, Legia Warszawa and Spartak, culminating in a 4-3 win in Moscow as newcomer Patson Dhaka scored all four goals. The East Midlanders’ subsequent record in the European Conference League is 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.

• This is Leicester’s first European semi-final in only its sixth season in the UEFA competition.

• The quarter-final win in Eindhoven was only Leicester’s sixth of 19 away matches in the UEFA competition (D3 L10) and only their second European win outside England in the spring (1 draw, 3 defeats), the first victory being in February at Randers in a match direct comma. Leicester have scored in their last five European away matches – 12 goals in total – having not scored in the previous three.

• The Foxes lost their last two UEFA Champions League matches as they drew 1-1 at home – against Atlético Madrid in the second round of the 1961/62 European Cup Winners’ Cup (0-2 away) and Crvena Zvezda in the 01/2000 UEFA Cup first round (1-3) – But in the only other game to be drawn at home in the first leg, against PSV Eindhoven in the quarter-finals of this season, they have won.

We know each other
• Roma includes three Englishmen in their squad: defender Chris Smalling (Fulham 2008-10, Manchester United 2010-20), midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal 2014-, Ipswich 2015/16 on loan, West Bromwich Albion 2021 for example). loan) and striker. Abraham (Chelsea 2016-21, Bristol City 2016/17, Swansea loan 2017/18, Aston Villa loan 2018/19).

• Other Roma players who will appear in the Premier League are Jordan Veritot (Aston Villa, 2015/2016), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Manchester United 2016-18, Arsenal 2018-20) and Rui Patricio (Wolverhampton, 2018-21).

• Mkhitaryan scored for United in the 3-0 win over Leicester in the Premier League in 2016/17.

• Roma coach Mourinho has a lot of experience in English football, having coached Chelsea (2004-07, 2013-15), Manchester United (2016-18) and Tottenham Hotspur (2019-21). He won seven major titles with Chelsea, including three Premier League titles, and a double League/European League Cup with United in the 2016-2017 season.

• Leicester coach Rodgers was the coach of the youth and reserve teams at Chelsea during Mourinho’s first tenure at Stamford Bridge.

• Mourinho did not lose in his first five Premier League encounters with Rodgers (W4 D1), Chelsea’s first four meetings against Liverpool, including a famous 2-0 win at Anfield eight years ago, but he lost the last time, when Leicester won 2 -0 at Tottenham on December 20, 2020 with Jamie Vardy on the score sheet.

• One of Mourinho’s only two defeats in ten Premier League matches against Leicester (W7 D1) was a 2-1 defeat away to Chelsea at the helm of Chelsea on 14 December 2015 – a result that saw him sacked three days later. His next match against Leicester, his first as coach of Manchester United, resulted in a 2-1 win at Wembley in the FA Shield the following August. Vardy scored for Leicester in both matches.

• Timothy Castagne (Leicester) played in Italy with Atalanta between 2017 and 2020. He scored in the two Serie A matches against Roma in 2018/19, both of which drew 3-3, making Roma the first against whom he scored more than one goal. in his professional life.

• Roma defender Roger Ibanez was a teammate of Castanet at Atalanta in 2018/19, although he only appeared once with Bergamo FC.

• Ricardo (Leicester) and Sergio Oliveira (Roma) played together in Porto in the 2017/18 season and are international players in Portugal, as well as Rui Patricio.

• Daniel Amarty (Leicester) and Felix Avena Gyan (Rome) started the last play-off match of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers that Ghana achieved against Nigeria together.

• Abraham is the top scorer in the UEFA Champions League with eight goals, and he tied with Cyril Desires of Feyenoord.

• Although Roma won the Inter-Cities Cup in 1961, they never won the UEFA club competition, losing two finals – the 1984 Champions Cup on penalties against Liverpool after a 1-1 draw in Rome, and the 1991 European Cup in Two matches against his rival in the Italian league Inter (0-2, 1-0).

Shoot the net
• Roma’s record in four UEFA penalty shootouts is one qualification and 3 eliminations:
4-2 vs Norrkoping, 1982/83 UEFA Cup Second Round
3-4 – Liverpool, 1983/84, UEFA Champions League Final
3-4 – Real Madrid Zaragoza 1986/87 first round in the European Cup Winners’ Cup
6-7 vs Arsenal, 2008/09 UEFA Champions League Round of 16

• Leicester has not yet participated in the penalty shootout in the European Football Association.

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