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Roma v Manchester United Live Commentary, 06/05/2021

FT
3 - 2
ROM
MUN
E. Džeko (57)
B. Cristante (60)
Alex Telles (83 og)
E. Cavani (39)
E. Cavani (68)
Stadio Olimpico

Commentary

That's all for now though, goodbye!
The result means that Manchester United will meet Villarreal in Gdansk in the Europa League final.
Manchester United advance to their first major final under Ole Gunnar Solskjær, after defeating Roma 8-5 on aggregate - despite a 3-2 defeat on the night. Roma piled the pressure on from kick off, but De Gea pulled off a string of fine saves to keep the scores level. Cavani then punished the hosts by lashing a one-on-one past Mirante. Roma managed to rattle the visitors in the second period though: first, Dzeko headed in from close range, before Cristante's fine strike made it two moments later. De Gea halted the comeback with some more excellent saves before Cavani killed the game off with an excellent header to make it 2-2. Roma did secure some pride on the night though, as Zalewski's late strike made it 3-2. Nevertheless, Manchester Utd will comfortably progress to the Europa League final now.
90' + 4' FULL TIME: Roma 3-2 Manchester United 
B. Williams
Yellow Card
Manchester United
90' + 2' Williams clatters into Ibanez and gets a yellow card for his trouble.
90' + 1' Four minutes of stoppage time are added on.   
90' Williams takes down a Matic pass skilfully inside the box, before scuffing a half-volley well wide from 18 yards.  
88' Rashford jinks inside from the left, before hammering a swerving shot from 25 yards that Mirante gathers at the second attempt.  
86' Roma look to have won this game on the night now, but Manchester Utd still hold a comfortable 8-5 lead on aggregate.   
B. Cristante
Yellow Card
Roma
84' Cristante is shown a yellow card after tripping Van de Beek.
Mata
Bruno Fernandes
Manchester United
84' Mata comes on for Fernandes.
Alex Telles
Own Goal
Manchester United
83' ZALEWSKI! 3-2! Roma take the lead again on the night! Zalewski meets Santon's cross at the back post, and slams a vicious volley that deflects off Telles and through De Gea's legs and in!  
82' Van de Beek's clipped pass over the top is too powerful for Rashford and Roma clear.   
80' Matic has solidified the visitors since he came on for Pogba. Roma were just starting to threaten an astonishing comeback, but Matic helped close the door.   
78' Telles hits a searching pass towards Greenwood, but Mirante anticipates the danger and rushes out to clear it.
N. Zalewski
Pedro
Roma
76' Pedro also departs with Zalewski taking his place.
Borja Mayoral
E. Džeko
Roma
76' Dzeko makes way for Mayoral up top.
76' Dzeko thumps a header over the bar after a dangerous cross from Pedro.  
75' Close! Roma still haven't given up! Mkhitaryan latches onto Pellegrini's throughball before rifling a low, five-yard shot against the outside of the near post!
M. Rashford
E. Cavani
Manchester United
73' Cavani is immediately replaced by Rashford after that booking.
R. Karsdorp
Yellow Card
Roma
72' Karsdorp is also shown a yellow card after that coming together with Cavani.
E. Cavani
Yellow Card
Manchester United
72' Cavani clashes with Karsdorp and earns himself a yellow card for his part in the argument.
71' That now makes it 8-4 to Manchester Utd on aggregate and it looks like they've survived that momentary second-half scare.    
D. Santon
Bruno Peres
Roma
69' Peres makes way for Santon in defence for the hosts.
Bruno Fernandes
Assist
Manchester United
68' It was an inviting cross from Fernandes, who anticipated that Cavani would sneak in behind the defence to punish Roma with an unmarked header!
E. Cavani
Goal
Manchester United
68' CAVANI! 2-2! That should wrap it up for the visitors! Fernandes spins in a brilliant cross from deep, and Cavani times his run perfectly to power an eight-yard header into the ground and beyond Mirante!   
67' Roma have already managed six shots from inside the box in the opening 20 minutes of the second half as they pile the pressure onto the visitors!
66' Chance! Fernandes threads a throughball towards Greenwood who's clean through at an angle! The attacker lifts a neat shot over the onrushing Mirante but it skews inches wide of the far post! 
65' It's been a breathless 10 minutes! Roma have pulled two goals back to make it 7-4 on aggregate, and they've forced De Gea into a number of spectacular saves as they search for a stunning comeback!  
N. Matić
P. Pogba
Manchester United
64' Pogba is replaced by Matic as United attempt to quickly tighten up at the back.
62' Great save from De Gea! Roma are piling the pressure on as Peres slams in a low cross that Mkhitaryan flicks against De Gea from a yard out, causing the ball to trickle agonisingly wide of the far post!
61' Double save from De Gea! De Gea makes two brilliant saves from point-blank range - one from Dzeko and one from Pedro - as Roma search for a third!
L. Pellegrini
Assist
Roma
60' Pellegrini ripped possession away from Fred in a great area and it fell perfectly for Cristante to fire home!
B. Cristante
Goal
Roma
60' CRISTANTE! 2-1! Roma pull another one back! Pellegrini robs Fred on the edge of the box and the ball bounces to Cristante who fires a crisp, 20-yard shot across De Gea and into the far corner!
Fred
Yellow Card
Manchester United
58' Fred is booked after a late challenge on Karsdorp.
Pedro
Assist
Roma
57' Pedro's volley certainly probably wasn't intended as a pass, but it bounced into the perfect place for Dzeko to head home!
E. Džeko
Goal
Roma
57' DZEKO! 1-1! Peres swings a cross to the back post, where Pedro slashes a volley into the ground and across the face of goal. Dzeko is in the right place at the right time to then nod a close-range header into an empty net!
55' Telles darts brilliantly down the left flank, before setting up Van de Beek inside the box where the midfielder takes a heavy touch allowing Roma to clear.
53' Pedro receives a pass from Mkhitaryan deep inside the box, but the chance is quickly stopped as Bailly pokes it away from the attacker.
51' The hosts still have pride on the line in the second half. Roma haven’t lost both legs of a two-legged knockout tie in major European competition (excluding qualifiers) since the 2015-16 Champions League last 16 versus Real Madrid, while they last did so in the UEFA Cup/Europa League in the 2009-10 last 16 v Panathinaikos.
49' Cavani slaloms dangerously into the box before being halted by an excellent challenge from Cristante.
48' Mancini's 25-yard effort is straight at De Gea.
Alex Telles
L. Shaw
Manchester United
46' Manchester Utd make two changes at half time: the first sees Shaw depart for Telles.
46' Roma get the second 45 underway.
B. Williams
A. Wan-Bissaka
Manchester United
46' In the second change, Williams replaces Wan-Bissaka.
Manchester Utd will most likely look to rest players now that they've all but secured a place in the final, and you'd think Fernandes will be replaced soon.    
Manchester Utd are just 45 minutes from the Europa League final after a solid first half against Roma. The hosts pushed early on as they tried to chip into United's four-goal advantage on aggregate, but De Gea produced a string of fine saves to keep his clean sheet. And United punished them later on as Cavani burst through on goal and lashed a strike past Mirante. They lead 7-2 on aggregate going into the break and it's going to take something sensational for Roma to recover. 
45' + 3' HALF TIME: Roma 0-1 Manchester United
45' + 2' Close! It's a brilliant move from United that ends with Cavani hitting a first-time lay-off to Fernandes, who curls an 18-yard shot inches wide of the far post!
45' + 1' Three minutes of stoppage time are added.
44' Greenwood knocks Fred's long pass across goal, but Cavani misses the ball completely with an acrobatic volley.    
42' Close! Dzeko and Mkhitaryan work a neat interchange on the edge of the box allowing the latter to fire in a close-range shot that De Gea tips behind! 
41' Manchester Utd now have a 7-2 lead on aggregate and that should secure their passage into the final.
40' Greenwood shimmies past Peres before dragging an 18-yard shot wide of the far post.
Fred
Assist
Manchester United
39' United's breakaway gathered pace when Fernandes deftly flickd it into Fred, but the midfielder selflessly played Cavani in from there, enabling the striker to give the visitors the lead!
E. Cavani
Goal
Manchester United
39' CAVANI! 1-0! Manchester United take the lead as Fred slips Cavani through on goal on the counter-attack, and the striker charges towards goal before slamming a 20-yard shot through Mirante and into the back of the net!   
37' Mancini heads Pellegrini's free-kick straight at De Gea from an offside position. 
35' Brilliant save from De Gea! Dzeko barges into the box before having a shot deflected into the path of Pellegrini by Maguire! Pellegrini then lashes a first-time effort from six yards that De Gea blocks away firmly!
34' Maguire rises highest to nod Pellegrini's dangerous free-kick to safety.
32' Dzeko heads Mkhitaryan's cross agonisingly wide from five yards, but it wouldn't have counted - the linesman belatedly raises his flag for an offside in the build-up.   
E. Darboe
C. Smalling
Roma
30' Smalling makes way for Darboe after suffering an injury.
29' Smalling can't continue after picking up a slight injury off the ball and he'll need to be replaced.  
28' Brilliant save from Mirante! Fernandes deftly slips Cavani through on goal and the striker lashes a vicious, angled shot from eight yards that Mirante instinctively blocks to safety!  
26' Bailly drives out of defence and travels 40 yards up the pitch before gifting possession wastefully to Smalling.   
24' Wan Bissaka intelligently steps in to cut out Cristante's dangerous threaded pass for Dzeko.   
22' The visitors have grown into the game after absorbing some early pressure.
20' Off the bar! Fred loops a delicate pass over the top of the defence and Cavani finds himself clean through on goal! The striker opts to try and lob it over the onrushing Mirante, but it's ever so slightly too powerful and it clips the top of the bar before going behind!   
A. Wan-Bissaka
Yellow Card
Manchester United
18' Wan-Bissaka hammers into a forceful challenge on Peres and is shown a yellow card.
17' Roma have created plenty of chances so far which will give them hope, but if they're to scare United they'll need to show more of a clinical edge.    
15' Pedro curls a tame effort well over the bar from 25 yards.
13' Van de Beek looks to kickstart a counter-attack by slipping Fernandes in behind, but Mancini outpaces the attacker to win back possession for the hosts.  
11' Roma have had four shots inside the opening 10 minutes as they immediately try and cut into their four-goal deficit on aggregate.    
10' Roma go close again! Karsdorp muscles Shaw away from the ball down the right flank and he charges into the box, before drilling in a low cross that De Gea diverts to safety with Dzeko lurking! 
8' Roma continue their bright start as Pellegrini lashes a 20-yard effort high and wide.
6' Another chance for Roma! Smalling flicks on Pellegrini's corner towards the back post, where Mkhitaryan is unmarked only to head it into the side netting from four yards out!
4' Brilliant save from De Gea! Pellegrini's free-kick drifts through to Mancini whose close range effort is instinctively flicked to safety by De Gea! Replays show that Mancini handled the ball in the build-up, but De Gea wasn't to know when he pushed that away from harm!
2' Dzeko latches onto Smalling's pass down the channel, but Fred tracks his run and wins possession back for the visitors.   
1' Manchester United get the first half underway.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!
A comeback for Roma is going to be an extremely difficult task. In the history of the UEFA Cup/Europa League, of the 225 previous instances of a team losing the first-leg of a two-legged knockout tie by four plus goals, just two have progressed: FK Partizan v QPR in the 1984-85 last 32 and Real Madrid v Borussia Monchengladbach in the 1985-86 last 16.
United make three changes to the team that beat Roma last week: Bailly comes into defence for Lindelof and Greenwood replaces Rashford in attack. Meanwhile, Van de Beek makes a rare start in place of McTominay.
Roma make five changes to the side that lost 2-0 to Sampdoria last time out, and switch from a 3-4-2-1 formation into a 4-2-3-1 shape. Fuzato, Santon, Kumbulla, Villar and Mayoral make way for Mirante, Karsdorp, Ibanez, Pedro and Pellegrini.
SUBS: Lee Grant, Brandon Williams, Scott McTominay, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Elanga, Amad Diallo Traore, Axel Tuanzebe, Alex Telles, Victor Lindelof, Dean Henderson.
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Donny van de Beek, Fred; Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba; Edinson Cavani.
SUBS: Nicola Zalewski, Pietro Boer, Davide Santon, Marash Kumbulla, Daniel Fuzato, Ebrima Darboe, Riccardo Ciervo, Borja Mayoral, Edoardo Bove.
ROMA (4-2-3-1): Antonio Mirante; Rick Karsdorp, Chris Smalling, Ibanez, Bruno Peres; Bryan Cristante, Gianluca Mancini; Pedro, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Henrikh Mkhitaryan; Edin Dzeko.
United won the first leg 6-2 at home and barring a sensational collapse, they’ll be on their way to the final come full time.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this Europa League semi-final second leg, between Roma and Manchester United.