Roma reached the inaugural Europa Conference League final after Tammy Abraham’s header secured a 2-1 aggregate win to end Leicester’s adventure in the competition at the Stadio Olimpico.
Following last Thursday’s 1-1 draw in the first leg at the King Power Stadium, Brendan Rodgers’ side faced a stiff test in front of a sell-out crowd in the Eternal City but were ultimately undone by another set-piece as Abraham rose unmarked to head in Lorenzo Pellegrini’s corner after 11 minutes.
The Foxes had earlier seen a penalty claim dismissed after Chris Smalling appeared to drag Wesley Fofana down inside the box but the visitors failed to trouble Rui Patricio despite improving after the break.
James Maddison had Leicester’s best chance in stoppage time as he collected Fofana’s pass but his left-foot shot flew a yard wide as Mourinho led the celebrations at full-time having reached his fifth European final.
Roma will face Feyenoord in the Europa Conference League showpiece on May 25 after the Dutch side held on for a 0-0 draw at Marseille to progress 3-2 on aggregate.
Full match report to follow…
Leicester host Everton at the King Power Stadium on Sunday; kick-off is at 2pm. Roma visit Fiorentina in Serie A on Monday night at 7.45pm.
The inaugural Europa Conference League final takes place on Wednesday 25 May at Tirana’s National Arena in Albania; kick-off 8pm.