Muscles, head, heart in Budapest where Roma hopes to launch a liberating scream also redeeming the UEFA final lost 32 years ago. 90 minutes - if the match ends after regular time - which is worth an infinite amount if you think that a statement against Sevilla would mean becoming the "second European force" and gaining access to the group stage of the next Champions League. That is, enter through the front door in the most prestigious continental competition.
At the same time, a success would also allow to redeem a (final) championship with too many brakes since the last victory dates back to April 16, when at the Olimpico the Giallorossi of Mourinho imposed themselves 3-0 on Udinese. From that moment, only four draws and three empty passes as in the last round in Florence.
On the training front, good news for the Special One. Paulo Dybala and Leonardo Spinazzola also participated in the finishing of the eve. For the Argentine, the chances of playing a piece of the race are growing, while the winger is a candidate for a starting shirt. In the group with the rest of the teammates we also saw Karsdorp after the meniscus injury of the left knee. The only absentee is Kumbulla. El Shaarawy, not only for the goal scored to the viola, comes forward for a starting place.
The wait is about to end: the Roma fans, and Italians as a whole, hope to be able to celebrate the first of three European trophies.
Roma training in Trigoria. Dybala
Where to see it
Live TV from 20.35 on Rai 1 and streaming on Rainews.it and RaiPlay
Sevilla (4-2-3-1): Bono; Navas, Bade, Gudelj, Telles; Fernando, Rakitic; Ocampos, Torres, Lamela; En-Nesyri. Head coach: Mendilibar
Roma: (3-5-1-1): Rui Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibañez; Zalewski, Cristante, Matic, Wijnaldum, Spinazzola; Pilgrims; Abraham (El Sharaawy). Head coach: Mourinho
Puskas Arena Stadium, Budapest
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