Roma vs Feyenoord Preview

After a close-fought contest in Rotterdam last week, Roma and Feyenoord reconvene on Thursday evening, when they conclude their Europa League quarter-final tie at Stadio Olimpico.

The date of the Roma match against Feyenoord in the European League

The two teams will meet today, Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 20:00 GMT.

With a 1-0 win at De Kuip, the Eredivisie leaders took a step towards eliminating the team that denied them victory in last year's Europa Conference League final, but Jose Mourinho's men won a third straight Serie A game without conceding at the weekend and can be tough customers on home soil.

Almost everything that could go wrong did go wrong for Roma in last Thursday's first leg, as not only did captain Lorenzo Pellegrini miss a first-half penalty, before Mats Wieffer drove home a powerful winner for Feyenoord, but forward duo Paulo Dybala and Tammy Abraham were both forced off with injuries.

Nonetheless, the Eternal City side enjoyed a successful return to Serie A duty on Sunday, when Pellegrini redeemed himself by scoring the second goal in a 3-0 win over Udinese, a game in which Edoardo Bove converted the rebound after Bryan Cristante took his turn to miss from the spot; meaning two Romans among a multinational squad had both found the net.

Though it has not always been a joy to watch, Mourinho's pragmatic approach has certainly helped the Giallorossi graft their way to within touching distance of a long-awaited Champions League return.

They have now won their last three Serie A games without shipping a single goal, strengthening their grip on third place in the process, and a total of nine victories without conceding in 2023 is a record equalled only by champions-in-waiting Napoli.

Roma possible starting lineup:

Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Zalewski, Matic, Wijnaldum, Spinazzola; Pellegrini, Dybala; Abraham

Feyenoord possible starting lineup:

Bijlow; Geertruida, Trauner, Hancko, Hartman; Kokcu, Wieffer, Szymanski; Jahanbakhsh, Gimenez, Idrissi