Roma will seek their first European title in Tirana against Feyenoord.  On Thursday he celebrated at the Olympic after passing the tough Leicester.  Photo: AFP

Rome shows that not everything is business in the world of football. It is that the club of the Italian capital announced in the last hours that it will invite to the final of the Europa Conference Leagueon May 25 against Feyenoord in Tirana, Albania, to the 166 fans who traveled to Norway last October and witnessed -or rather, suffered- the humiliation inflicted by the Bodo/Glimt (6-1) in the group stage.

“The club decided to thank the 166 season ticket holders present at the match on October 21 in the away sector of the Aspmyra stadium in Bodo, guaranteeing them a free ticket to the final”Roma announced, a few hours after sealing their qualification by beating England’s Leicester 1-0 on Thursday.

The list of fans was established from the sales data provided by the modest Norwegian club, specified the Giallorosso through its website.


Roma will seek their first European title in Tirana against Feyenoord. On Thursday he celebrated at the Olympic after passing the tough Leicester. Photo: AFP

The coach of Roma, the Portuguese José Mourinho -who will go to his eighth European final as manager-, had recognized that this was one of his worst nights for continental tournaments. Although months later his team would take revenge by eliminating Bodo / Glimt in April in the quarterfinals.

Given the reduced capacity of the National Arena in Tirana (21,690 seats according to UEFA), the venue for the final of the first edition of the Europa Conference League, there will be few lucky Roman fans who will be able to count on a ticket.

Roma, whose last title dates back to the Coppa Italia won in 2008, has the opportunity to lift its first trophy organized by UEFA. Roma’s only international title dates back to 1961, with the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, the precursor to the UEFA Cup/Europa League.

Mourinho will go for his eighth European final.  Photo: AFP

Mourinho will go for his eighth European final. Photo: AFP

Source: AFP

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