Thu 03 November 2022 | 19:01

Nicolo Zaniolo misses Roma’s crucial Europa League game at Ludogorets

Roma will face their Bulgarian opponents aiming for a positive result to take the group's second spot. Despite completing a 3-game ban, Nicolo Zaniolo is benched against their Bulgarian opponents.

Sitting fourth in the Serie A table, 7 points behind leaders Napoli,


had a different plot in Europa League as they face


on Thursday sitting third in their Europa League group.

On the same Points as their Thursday opponents, goal difference has kept their Bulgarian opponents higher in the table as the Giallorossi faces the risk of getting landed in the Europa Conference League spot, which they won last year. With Ludogorets winning the first-leg 3-1, Jose Mourinho's side needs a victory ahead of their Sunday crucial Serie A Derby della Capitale against



Roma XI vs Ludogorets:

Rui Patricio; Smalling, Ibanez, Vina; Karsdorp, Matic, Camara, Pellegrini, El Shaarawy; Belotti, Abraham

Jose Mourinho told his pre-match

press conference


“If we don’t win, we go to Conference League, but we don’t want. We want Europa League play-offs, and we only have one result to get there. It will be difficult because we have pressure and because of the opponent,” continued the Special One.

“I think the stadium is sold out, so the atmosphere will be worth a big match, like against Bodo or Leicester. If we create this atmosphere, we can make it.”



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