Best Odds Center
best odds centre button
Click here!
Live Sport
watch live tv button
Click here!
to watch
Click here!
Live Scores
play watch Live Score button
Click here!

Leverkusen seizes control with 2-0 victory over Roma in Europa League semifinal first leg

Posted : 03 May 2024

Bayer Leverkusen seized control of their Europa League semi-final with a commanding 2-0 triumph over Roma in the first leg. Florian Wirtz and Robert Andrich found the net for the Bundesliga champions, marking only their second victory in Italy. Despite Roma's limited attacking threat, with Romelu Lukaku isolated before his late substitution, substitute Tammy Abraham squandered a crucial opportunity to narrow the deficit in stoppage time.


The match began slowly, but Leverkusen capitalized on a defensive error as Alex Grimaldo's interception led to Wirtz's clinical finish, his 18th goal of the season. Roma responded with a flurry of chances but failed to equalize before halftime. Leverkusen extended their lead in the second half through Andrich's precise strike into the top-left corner from distance, solidifying their dominance.


With the win, Xabi Alonso's side extended their unbeaten streak to an impressive 47 matches across all competitions. Meanwhile, in the other semi-final first leg, Marseille and Atalanta played out a 1-1 draw at Stade Velodrome, with Gianluca Scamacca opening the scoring for Atalanta before Chancel Mbemba equalized with a long-range effort for Marseille. As both ties remain finely poised, the stage is set for an enthralling second leg in Bergamo next week.


Hot Topics

close button
Please fill captcha :