The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date - Thursday, April 29 2021
Kickoff Time - 2000 Hrs BST
Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester
Europa League Form Guide
Manchester United: DDWWW
AS Roma: WWWWD
Previous Meetings in European competitions
Manchester United 1—0 AS Roma
AS Roma 0—2 Manchester United
AS Roma 1—1 Manchester United
Manchester United 1—0 AS Roma
Manchester United 7—1 AS Roma
All-Time Record in European competitions
Manchester United wins: 4
AS Roma wins: 1
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Anthony Martial and Phil Jones ruled out.
Nicolò Zaniolo and Pedro ruled out.
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Associazione Sportiva Roma, commonly referred to as Roma and nicknamed I Giallorossi (The Yellow and Reds) or La Lupa (The She-Wolf), is an Italian professional football club based in Rome. A.S. Roma was founded in the spring of 1927 when Italo Foschi initiated the merger of three older Italian Football Championship clubs from the city of Rome: Roman FC, SS Alba-Audace and Fortitudo-Pro Roma SGS. Italo Foschi was an important Roman representative of the ruling National Fascist Party. The purpose of the merger was to give the Italian capital a strong club to rival that of the more dominant Northern Italian clubs of the time. The only major Roman club to resist the merger was Lazio because of the intervention of the army General Vaccaro, a member of the club and executive of Italian Football Federation. All three founding clubs were relegated, but the fascist-aligned FIGC bet over the capacity of the new team to give a stronger representation to the capital of Italy, and they were awarded a wild card for the Divisione Nazionale, the Serie A forerunner.
An early season in which Roma made a large mark was the 1930–31 championship, where the club finished as runners-up behind Juventus. After being inconsistent for much of the late 1930s, Roma recorded an unexpected title triumph in the 1941–42 season by winning their first ever Scudetto title. The 18 goals scored by local player Amedeo Amadei were essential to the Alfréd Schaffer-coached Roma side winning the title. Former Milan player Nils Liedholm was the manager in the 1970s and 1980s, with players such as Bruno Conti, Agostino Di Bartolomei, Roberto Pruzzo and Falcão in the ranks. In 1982–83, the Roman club won the title for the first time in 41 years, amidst celebrations in the capital. The following season, Roma finished as runners-up in Italy and collected a Coppa Italia title, they also finished as runners-up in the European Cup final of 1984. Subsequently, Roma returned to form in the 2000s, beginning the decade in great style by winning their third ever Serie A title in 2000–01. The club's captain, Francesco Totti, was a large reason for the title victory and he would become one of the main heroes in the club's history, going on to break several club records.
In Italian football, Roma is a club with many rivalries; first and foremost is their rivalry with Lazio, the club with whom they share the Stadio Olimpico. The derby between the two is called the Derby della Capitale, it is amongst the most heated and emotional footballing rivalries in the world. Against Napoli, Roma also compete in the Derby del Sole, meaning the "Derby of the Sun". Nowadays, fans also consider other Serie A giants like Juventus (a rivalry born especially in the 1980s), Milan and Internazionale (increased in recent years) among their rivals, as these four compete for the top four spots in the league table to secure a spot in the UEFA Champions League. Since 1953, Roma have played their home matches at the Stadio Olimpico.
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