Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022
Roma and Feyenoord meet in the UEFA Europa Conference League final on Wednesday 25 May.

Where to watch Roma vs Feyenoord on TV
Fans can find their local UEFA Europa Conference League broadcast partner(s) here.

What do you need to know?

Roma’s road to the Conference League final
Having won the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League twice, José Mourinho has the chance to clinch a third major UEFA club competition trophy. European Cup runners-up in 1984, Roma lost out to Serie A rivals Inter in their only other major UEFA final (the two-legged 1991 UEFA Cup decider) but have a chance to take their first major continental trophy in Tirana.

European Cup winners in 1970, Feyenoord lifted the UEFA Cup in 1974 and 2002 and could thus become the first club to have had their hands on all three of the current major UEFA club competition trophies. Arne Slot’s side have the competition’s top scorer, ten-goal Cyriel Dessers, but lost 3-2 on aggregate to Roma in their only previous meeting, in the 2014/15 UEFA Cup round of 32.

Line-ups

Roma: Rui Patrício; Mancini, Smalling, Ibañez; Karsdorp, Cristante, Sérgio Oliveira, Pellegrini, Zalewski; Zaniolo, Abraham

Feyenoord: Bijlow; Geertruida, Trauner, Senesi, Malacia; Aursnes, Til, Nelson, Kökçü; Sinisterra, Dessers

These are the finalists’ starting line-ups from their semi-final second legs; predicted line-ups and team news to follow.

Form guide

All goals on Feyenoord’s road to the Conference League final

Roma

Form (all competitions, most recent first): WDLWDD
Where they stand: 6th in Italian Serie A

Feyenoord

Form (all competitions, most recent first): LWDDWW
Where they finished: 3rd in Dutch Eredivisie

Expert predictions

Vieri Capretta, Roma reporter
If Roma get a strong start like in the semi-final second leg against Leicester, it will be very hard to see Feyenoord recover. Mourinho doesn’t tend to get much wrong in finals, so we can expect Roma to be peaking at just the right time. The Giallorossi have everything it takes to put in a solid performance and come out on top.

Derek Brookman, Feyenoord reporter
Dessers and Co showed how they can punish defensive uncertainty in the semi-final first leg against Marseille, while the Feyenoord back line looked robust and disciplined in the second leg in France. A combination of these two qualities should see this brand-new trophy heading to Rotterdam.

José Mourinho, Roma coach: “When you work in Rome, you live in Rome, you breathe Rome and you breathe this club. I felt from the day I signed that they were a huge club, but with no victories and not many finals. I’m very emotional. This, for us, is our Champions League.”

Tammy Abraham, Roma forward: “I have no words for the team and the fans. It’s a dream come true. Roma have deserved a final for a long time: I’m happy we’ve reached it, for me and everyone.”

Arne Slot, Feyenoord coach: “To reach a final you need luck at the right moments, but this group certainly has quality too. We’ve made people proud, but it’s not over yet. The supporters have always been proud, but I think we have made them very proud, not only with our performances in Europe. But again, we haven’t won anything yet and we really want to do that.”

Guus Til, Feyenoord midfielder: “I have to guard against celebrating too much now, because we haven’t won anything yet. Of course, I’m extremely proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but in the end it’s about winning the final.”

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