AS Roma wins the 2021-2022 European Conference League. I Lupi won after beating Feyenoord 1-0 in the final match at Air Albania Stadium, Thursday (26/5/2022).
Roma’s winning goal was scored by Nicolo Zaniolo (32′). Thanks to that single goal, Roma also carved out some interesting facts after winning the European Conference League this season.
Here are five facts about Roma winning the 2021-2022 European Conference League:
5. Nicolo Zaniolo Youngest Italian Player to Score in a European Competition Final
According to Opta Paolo’s report, Zaniolo (22 years, 327 days) is the youngest Italian player to score in a European competition final since Alessandro Del Piero (22 years, 200 days) in the 1996-1997 Champions League final. However, the goals of the two players produced different results for his team.
Zanioli’s single goal led to the title for Roma. Meanwhile, Del Piero’s goal did not bring Juventus to become champions at that time. The Champions League trophy actually belongs to Borussia Dortmund.
4. Arne Slot Wrecks Dutch Coach’s Record in European Competition Finals
Feyenoord coach, Arne Slot, failed to bring his team to win the European Conference League this season. The failure worsened the Dutch coach’s record in the final of European competition.
According to Opta Joe’s report, Arne Slot became the fourth consecutive Dutch coach to fail to win in a European competition final. He followed in the footsteps of Louis van Gaal (Champions League 2009-2010), Peter Bosz (European League 2016-2017, and Gio van Bronckhorst (European League 2021-2022). Uniquely, Van Gaal, Bosz, and Arne Slot both lost to The current Roma coach, Mourinho.
3. Jose Mourinho is following in the footsteps of Giovanni Trapattoni
Mourinho made history after his team won the 2021-2022 European Conference League. According to Opta Joe’s report, he is the second coach to win five European trophies after Giovanni Trapattoni. Mourinho has won two Champions Leagues, two Europa Leagues and one European Conference League.
2. Jose Mourinho is the first coach to win a European competition with four different teams
Mourinho proved shrewd to bring his team to the European competition. According to Opta Joe’s report, Mourinho is the first coach to win European competition with four different teams.
He won European competition with FC Porto (European League and Champions League), Inter Milan (Champions League), Manchester United (European League) and Roma (European Conference League). Mourinho proved his treasury as a top coach has not run out.
1. AS Roma Break Fasting European Title
Roma wins the inaugural edition of the European Conference League. This achievement broke I Lupi’s bad record in European competition. According to Opta Paolo’s report, Roma have won their first European title in their history and their first international competition since being the best at the 1960-1961 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.
Despite finishing sixth in the Italian League this season, the European Conference League title was a solace for Mourinho’s men. This certainly adds to their motivation to perform even better in the 2022-2023 season.