Manchester United take on Roma in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League semi-final on April 29 at 21:00 CET.
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The route to the semifinals
Manchester United: The Red Devils have appeared arrogant since moving from the UEFA Champions League after the group stage, especially in away matches (P3 W3 F7 A0). They quickly beat Spanish sides Real Sociedad and Granada, both 4-0 on aggregate, and although AC Milan had more fights in between, United always had a measure of control. Bruno Fernandes likes this competition: he has 17 goals and 11 assists in 30 UEFA Europa League matches.
Rome: The Giallorossi are two games away from their first European final in 30 years and there is reason for optimism after an impressive campaign to date, spearheaded by seven goals from Borja Mayoral and 35-year-old Edin Džeko. Paulo Fonseca’s single defeat was Matchday 6, and they have beaten Braga (5-1), 2019/20 semifinalists Shakhtar (5-1) and Ajax (3-2).
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Where they stand: 2nd place in the Premier League
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Where they stand: 7 in Serie A.
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Matthew Howarth, reporter for United: The Red Devils have lost all four semifinals under Ole Gunnar Solskjær – including last season’s Europa League last-four tie against Sevilla – but they will certainly feel that their first trophy since 2017 is in their hands.
Vieri Capretta, reporter for Rome: Roma have progressed before their fight against Ajax in the quarter-finals having opted to sit back in the second leg. They have the perfect mix of qualities, and in Europe they have shown they can go on.
Great view from the camp
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, manager of Manchester United: “I haven’t seen too much [Roma]. They defended well, as Italian teams always do. We all know Edin Džeko, so every ball that goes into the box is dangerous. It felt like a proper European match because Roma is a club with a lot of history. We did well against the Italian team. We will do it with the hope of reaching the final. If we can finish the season with a trophy, that will be great. “
Paulo Fonseca, Roma coach: “We are proud to represent Italy, we are proud and satisfied to be in the semifinals.”
Edin Džeko, Rome forward: “We know their strengths, and Manchester United are certainly the favorites, but the fact that we have reached the semifinals gives us the right to believe. We know that we also have quality, and first of all, as a team, we have to act as a unit. . Then, anything is possible. “
Lorenzo Pellegrini, Rome midfielder: “We are happy, but we are only in the semifinals and we still have three games to play – we want to play three games!”