Thursday, 30 July 2009

[UEL] Roma in control

Roma will take a strong lead to Belgium next week after beating Gent 3-1 in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League third qualifying round tie.

Roma 3-1 GentThe Giallorossi had to come from behind to see off the Jupiler Pro League outfit at the Stadio Olimpico as Leye Mbaye had given the visitors a shock 1-0 lead after 23 minutes.

Luciano Spalletti's side were frustrated and had to wait until the second half for defender Philippe Mexes to level.

A penalty from Francesco Totti with 20 minutes remaining and a late strike from Mirko Vucinic completed the turnaround to give Roma a two-goal lead heading into the second leg on 6 August.

If Roma can complete the job in the Jules Ottenstadion in Ghent next week, they will join Genoa and city rivals Lazio in the Play-off Round of the inaugural Europa League tournament.

UEFA Europa League 2009-10
Third Qualifying Round
Thursday 30 July
Roma 3-1 Gent
Thursday 6 August
Gent v Roma (1930)

[Full Results]

Source: UEFA

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