On the pitch at 21 in Budapest, Sevilla-Roma, Europa League final.
As leaked in the last hours, Paulo Dybala will play from the beginning in the formation of Roma that is about to face Sevilla at the Puskas Arena in Budapest in the Europa League final. In defence alongside Smalling and Mancini there will be Ibanez, while Celik and Spinazzola will act on the wings.
Europa League: Mourinho, 'Dybala will be there' - Football
The Roma coach confirms. 'We deserve this final, it will be a fight' (ANSA)
A Giallorossi exodus around Europe, passed through the streets of Buda and the avenues of the new Pest, and ended at the Puskas Arena. The stadium of the Hungarian capital is more yellow-red than white-red, where the Europa League final between Roma and Sevilla will kick off in about an hour. Led by the Air Force One of Italian sport organized by the president of CONI, Giovanni Malagò, and reinforced by the Giallorossi VIP fans ("A captain, there is only one captain", the passengers shouted when microphone in hand Malagò standing introduced the pilot, also a Romanista) the great journey of the 25 thousand has traveled the stages of half of Europe to get to the stadium of the final. Trains from Vienna, flights with a stopover in Barcelona, private cars, even campers, some charters and very few scheduled flights: a colorful and passionate path, to know that Dybala plays from 1 'and dye the stadium yellow-red. Particularly festive was the arrival at the gates of the stadium, which bears the name of the strongest Hungarian football player of all time, of the Roman fans through a procession that started from the fan zone from the square of the Heroes of Budapest with choirs, smoke bombs and many Giallorossi flags. Several Roman VIPs in the stands to support Mourinho's Giallorossi: in addition to Totti, warmly acclaimed upon his arrival in Budapest, also the former Roma player Rizzitelli and the former president of Roma Rosella Sensi, and then many artists from Venditti to Verdone with Damiano of Maneskin who for the occasion colored his hair yellow-red. Much awaited and announced as very suggestive the choreography before the kick-off by both teams, while a little while ago at the entrance into the field of the Giallorossi coach Jose Mourinho the stadium, obviously on the Roman side, seemed to 'explode' with enthusiasm.
Three fans injured in clashes, seven arrested. It is a first assessment of the security situation before Rome-Sevilla, the Europa League final scheduled tonight at the Puskas Arena in Budapest. Hungarian police said a Spanish fan and a Swede were taken to hospital for further treatment, following a brawl on the streets of the city. Seven arrested, and all of Polish nationality, confirming the fear of the convergence of ultras of other nationalities to fuel incidents
Romanisti in Budapest for the final with Sevilla - Sport
It began around 8 the "airlift" that will transfer, only today, from Fiumicino airport, over 4000 Giallorossi fans, of the approximately twenty thousand expected overall, to Budapest to attend, this evening, the Europa League final between Roma and Sevilla. The Roman airport, in these hours, is gradually turning yellow-red, with fans, excited, smiling, wearing T-shirts and scarves: until mid-afternoon there are 23 direct flights to the Hungarian capital departing from the Roman airport. The last one on take-off is scheduled at 16.25. Also scheduled is a charter with VIPs, former players, managers and guests invited by the Giallorossi company. "The emotion is so great, tonight we didn't really sleep - says a fan - but our hope is so much and we believe in Mourinho". And another: "There will not be a single protagonist on the pitch tonight. Everyone will be and must be: the team, Mou, we fans. In this hour it is a mixture of fear, emotion, joy. Last year I wasn't at the Conference finals but I said to myself, I can't miss the challenge in Budapest live." There are groups, couples, families with children, very young people in the Giallorossi universe leaving. "For Roma this and more - finally a group of young supporters - we will arrive in Hungary making a stopover in Malta and the emotion is great; we hope to bring home the Trophy."
Hundreds of posts with photos and videos of the Giallorossi invasion in Budapest. The Europa League final has already begun on social media, with Roma and Sevilla facing each other this evening in the Hungarian capital. The most popular are the videos with the hashtag #RoadToBudapest of the fans who have relaunched the images of the departure: groups of friends in cars left Rome to see the game. There is no shortage of images of those who have already reached Budapest: choirs in the street, in front of pubs, in the disco, even in the typical spas of the city and in an apparently very elegant restaurant where the Giallorossi patrons sing accompanied by violin and piano. Then there are those who left at the last and, like the singer Noemi, was filmed on the ladder of the plane or those who posted from inside it. The most popular footage captures what appears to be an airplane pilot wearing a Roma shirt while the Giallorossi supporters chant "we only have one captain". As for the match, on social media, especially abroad, the challenge is between Jose Mourinho and Sevilla: the Portuguese coach is the absolute protagonist in the match with the Spaniards taken in the vast majority of images. The theme is the five cup finals won by the coach against the six won by the Spaniards. There were also numerous videos of the Sevillian fans who came to Budapest to support their team in what seems to be a real festive atmosphere on both sides.