José Mourinho AS Roma coach once again proved his ability.
Roma, led by coach Mourinho, drew 0-0 in the second leg of the 2022-2023 European Football Association (UEFA) Europa League semifinal against Bayer Leverkusen held at the Bay Arena in Leverkusen, Germany on the 19th (Korean time).안전놀이터
Roma, who won 1-0 in the first leg home match, managed to advance to the final by maintaining the advantage they had in the first match.
Roma was pushed to 40% vs. 60% in ball possession, and was on the defensive with a 1:23 shot count, but did not concede with a focused defense. He defended the victory in the first leg by blocking Leverkusen’s fierce offensive with his whole body. It was the two semi-final matches where Mourinho’s unique persistent, tenacious, practical football shined.
Coach Mourinho is still showing off the strong side of the tournament. Despite being criticized for going downhill as a leader, Mourinho continues to perform well in UEFA club competitions.
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Coach Mourinho won the UEFA Cup, the predecessor of the Europa League, in the 2002-2003 season while at Porto. In the 2003-2004 season, he won the Champions League, a higher competition. In the 2009-2010 season, he once again lifted the big ear at Inter Milan. He led Manchester United to the top of the Europa League in the 2016-2017 season. Last season, Roma were crowned the first champions of the Conference League. He is poised to win trophies in Rome for the second year in a row.
Roma will play the final against Sevilla on the 1st of next month in Budapest, Hungary.
A Roma win in the match will mark Mourinho’s sixth title in UEFA club competitions. With his third Europa League title, he is tied with Giovanni Trapattoni and ranks second after Unai Emery (4 times) for the most Europa League titles.
Mourinho’s splendid leadership life is still ongoing.