2:0! Mourinho was strong and the iron defender killed the game as Roma easily beat Real Sociedad with no hope of progressing. The latter are currently in 4th place in La Liga and are a force to be reckoned with. The two teams are meeting for the first time in European competition. Mourinho's ability to take advantage of the home advantage was the focus of fans' attention. Roma were extremely efficient in this match, with Xavi breaking through early on and substitute Koumbra sealing the win with a 2-0 victory over their opponents.Koszulka Real Madrid 2023
The most unexpected result of the eight UEFA Cup matches for fans was undoubtedly the 2-0 win for Roma in Serie A over Real Sociedad. Even Roma fans did not expect such an easy win.
In terms of the strength of the players on both sides, Real Sociedad's players were far superior to Roma's, but the game did not show a clear advantage. In terms of absolute scoring chances, Roma had more chances than Real Sociedad.
This season, Real Sociedad have high hopes of qualifying for the Champions League. They currently sit fourth in La Liga and are not to be underestimated. Despite this, Roma won 2-0 at home.
In the first round of the Europa League, Roma beat Real Sociedad 2-0. The second round was easier to handle for Mourinho, who specialises in defensive counter-attacks. It was an away game, but a draw or a close 1 goal win would not be difficult for Roma to defend. It is safe to say that there is not much pressure on Roma to kill off the last 8 in the UEFA Cup.Koszulka Lionel Messi
Real Sociedad have no newcomers and currently sit fourth in La Liga. The fact that Roma were able to beat this opponent shows that Mourinho's coaching of his team this season has been successful. And by putting Mourinho's men two goals ahead in the first round, the hopes of progressing are very, very high.