Gypsies: Rui Patricio, Smalling, Ibanez, Mancini, Cristante, Karsdorp, Mkhitaryan, Pellegrini, Zalewski, Zaniolo, Abraham.
Subtitles: Vina, Perez, Shomurodov, Maitland-Niles, Veretout, Kumbulla, Sergio Oliveira, Spinazzola, Bove, Afena-Gyan, Fuzato, El Shaarawy.
Feyenoord: Bijlow, Geertruida, Trauner, Senesi, Malacia, Aursnes, Kokcu, Nelson, Til, Sinisterra, Dessers.
Subtitles: Pedersen, Hendrix, Jahanbakhsh, Linssen, Sandler, Cojocaru, Marciano, Walemark, Hendriks, Toornstra, Jansen, Hall.
Arne Slot speaks: “His resume makes you watch out for his team,” Slot said of his counterpart. “He is known for winning many finals. But most of all, we have to focus on his team, tactics and different ways of playing. We should not pay too much attention to the fact that he has such an impressive track record in the final. “
José Mourinho speaks: “If I win, I will be the first to win all the European trophies, but that is only if I win,” Rome’s manager said before today’s match. “When you get to the finals after the work season, the work is done. It is the moment of the team, not the moment of the individual.
“I don’t believe in magic potions, I don’t believe in magic spells.” There is nothing special to do but to be a team. Know the qualities we have, know the limitations we have. For me, no matter how the finals end, it’s a positive season for us. “
Officials of today’s match
- Referee: István Kovács
- Referee assistants: Vasile Marinescu and Ovidiu Artene
- Fourth official: Sandro Schärer
- Judge’s video assistant: Marco Fritz
First team news …
Together with Chris Smalling in defense of Rome, it seems that Tammy Abraham will certainly provide the English team in this final, leading the Italian side’s attack, scoring 28 goals in all competitions during the club’s successful first season.
He could be followed on Wednesday by Nicolo Zaniolo after playing the last 14 minutes of Friday’s Rome 3-0 win in Turin after recovering from a muscle injury. Elsewhere in the middle of Rome’s advance, Bryan Cristante could take the place of Jordan Veretett. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is also available for selection after recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered against Leicester.
Reiss Nelson is likely to play for Feyenoord at the end of the season at the Dutch club from Arsenal. Feyenoord goalkeeper Justin Bijlow is back in training after injuring since March and will probably have to settle for a bench spot. Hosting from Genk, Cyriel Dessers is the top scorer in the 10-goal competition and will play ahead for the Dutch team.
The Albanian city of Tirana is the venue for the opening final of the European Conference League, which will be competed for by Roma and Feyenoord. The competition, which was greeted with some suspicion and little ridicule when it was launched on the market, has in fact proved to be a great success.
Tonight’s finalists have played 36 games in the competition so far, and tonight either Jose Mourinho or the much less famous Arne Slot will take the victory in his first-ever final. The excavation at the Kombëtar Arena with a capacity of 22,000 seats is at 20:00 (BST), but in the meantime stay tuned to the news and development of the team.