SHERIFF-ROMA1-2 in Europa League THE CHRONICLE
GENK-FIORENTINA 2-2 in Conference League
At 85' Genk-Fiorentina 2-2 McKenzie's goal puts Genk back into a draw
65'Sheriff-Roma 1-2 Roma took the lead again with a personal action by Lukaku finalized by a left-footed goal from the center of the area
57' Sheriff-Roma 1-1 Tovar draws the hosts
At 45+4' Sheriff-Roma 0-1 Giallorossi take the lead with a Paredes shot deflected by Kiki
23' Genk-Fiorentina 1-2 Toscani back ahead, again with Ranieri
12' Genk-Fiorentina 1-1 The Belgian side grabbed the equalizer with a goal by Zeqiri
7' Genk-Fiorentina 0-1 Ranieri leads the viola
Roma in the Europa League
The last image imprinted in the minds of the Roma fans of last season is most likely that "that's football" that 'Mr. Matic', to quote Mourinho, said to Dybala to try to console him after the defeat in the final in Budapest against Sevilla. One hundred and thirteen days later the wound has not yet healed completely and the Giallorossi Europa League starts again with a very specific mission, to arrive in Dublin. A journey that begins today against Sheriff Tiraspol, a pro-Russian club (founded by two former KGB agents) that woe to define it as Moldovan. It is based in the breakaway republic of Transnistria and proclaimed its independence without this being recognized even today by the UN member countries.
A story, certainly not trivial, but to which Roma will not give weight, focusing solely on the field. As mentioned, however, the Europa League brings to mind Budapest and Mourinho does not allow replicas. "I will continue to say until the end of my career and even after: we didn't lose last year's final. I will do it every time they talk to me about it", he replied to those who asked him how to restart after that defeat. Comparisons with the past, however, does not make it because "tomorrow we start from scratch" and the goal in the meantime is "to qualify for the next phase, if possible as first of the group". Still too early, then, to say whether the goal of the Champions League can be easier to achieve through the league or the Europa League. "I honestly don't know," Mou replied. I can't choose a competition." Also for this reason the turnover against the Sheriff will be there, but moderate.
Fiorentina in the Conference League
Fiorentina started again in the Conference League where they were finalists three months ago, losing in Prague 2-1 against West Ham with a goal conceded in the 90th minute. A memory that still burns in Vincenzo Italiano and his team determined to try again the assault on the trophy, start from the not easy trip to Genk: "This is why we strongly wanted to return to Europe - said the viola coach -. Last season we made an exciting journey and despite the many mistakes we made we managed to get to the end. Unfortunately it did not go as we would have liked but we must start again with the aim of moving forward as much as possible".
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