Goals: AS Roma- Real Sociedad – Played on 03/09/2023
Roma defeated its guest, Real Sociedad, with two goals without a response, in the meeting that brought them together at the Olympic Stadium, in the first leg of the European League final price.
The Roma double was signed by Stephan El Shaarawy and Marash Kumbula in the 13th and 87th minutes.
The excitement began in the match in the 13th minute with Roma scoring the first goal after a quick counterattack that reached Dybala and then Abraham, who sent a cross that Stephan El Shaarawy met with a shot into the net.
Real Sociedad tried to return to the atmosphere of the meeting quickly, and Iaramandi hit a free kick directly at the goal, but the ball reached the arms of goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
With an individual effort from the right side of the guests in the 22nd minute, Cobo penetrated, bypassed Pellegrini and Llorente, fired a shot that Patricio blocked, and took the ball out to a corner kick.
Kubo continued to disturb the Roma defense, and almost scored the equalizer in the 28th minute after the Japanese player crossed, which Smalling tried to disperse, and the ball passed near the right post.
Lorenzo Pellegrini missed a valuable opportunity to double the score, before the end of the first half, with Roma advancing 1-0.
Roma players retreated at the start of the second half, amid pressure and attempts by the guests to adjust the score.
After 10 minutes had passed, the ball reached Diego Rico outside the area, to fire a one-touch missile shot at the bird, Patricio shone in tackling it.
Substitute Belotti almost hit the net, after a long ball from defender Mancini, so the Roma star launched from the right, and fired a powerful shot that hit the post.
Real Sociedad’s Mikel Moreno missed a dangerous opportunity, after Bryce Mendez’s cross, for the player’s header to pass next to the post.
Roma scored its second goal in the 87th minute through Marash Kumbola, after a powerful header that hit Real Sociedad’s net.
Substitute Benat Torrents almost reduced the score for Real Sociedad in the minute (90 + 5), but the ball passed over the crossbar, so the match ended with Roma winning 2-0.