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Italy’s Roma defeated Bulgaria’s Ludogorets 3-1 in the final round of the group stage of the European League and booked its place in the playoffs of the Round of 16, waiting for the “Sharks”.

Roma finished Group C in second place, and therefore will wait for the teams coming from the Champions League to face them in the next stage.

“Failed sharks from the Champions League will come with a force,” so Jose Mourinho, coach of Rome, mocked the possibility of Barcelona and Juventus being relegated to the European League some time ago.

Roma can face one of: Ajax, Bayer Leverkusen, Barcelona, ​​Sporting Lisbon, Salzbog, Shakhtar Donetsk and Seville.


Roma only needed a win in the Olympics to stop Bulgaria’s Ludogorets with the latter’s head-to-head superiority.

The Bulgarian champions won the first leg 2-1, beating Roma in second place before the start of the match.

The situation became more difficult at the end of the first half, Ludogrets player Rick penetrated and shot a powerful ball to the right of the goalkeeper, scoring the guests’ first goal in the 42nd minute of the first half.

In the second half, Mourinho made several changes with the participation of Nicolo Zaniolo, Christian Vulpato and Brian Cristante.

In the 56th minute, Zaniolo got a penalty kick that captain Lorenzo Pellegrini translated into the net.


After 9 minutes, Zaniolo got a new penalty kick, and Pellegrini also put it in the net successfully.

In the 85th minute, and with an individual effort, Zaniolo penetrated and scored the third Wolves goal, declaring Rome’s superiority.

In the last minute of the meeting, the referee, after returning to the video technology, issued a direct red card in the face of the Beninese Oliver Verdon, after he ran over the face of the Roma player while taking a free kick.

The match ended with Roma winning and qualifying, waiting for one of the failed sharks teams.

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