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Roma 2-0 Real Sociedad: Jose Mourinho’s side take comfortable first-leg victory in the Europa League after goals from Stephan El Shaarawy and Marash Kumbulla

Roma are in the driving seat in their Europa League last-16 tie following a 2-0 first-leg win over Real Sociedad.

Stephan El Shaarawy scored the opening goal after tucking in a cross from Tammy Abraham.

The Spanish would have been content with a 1-0 deficit, but Marash Kumbulla doubled the lead with just three minutes to go, giving the LaLiga side a big test in the second-leg. 

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Roma hold a comfortable two goal advantage going into the second-leg of their Europa League tie

Stephan El Shaarawy put his side ahead after tucking home a cross from Tammy Abraham

Real Sociedad had their chances with Takefusa Kubo smashing an effort off the post

Ex-Man United defender Chris Smalling battles with former Man City star David Silva

Marash Kumbulla scored with three minutes left to play in what could prove to be a decisive goal in the tie

Roma players including Georginio Wijnaldum celebrate following the final whistle in Rome

Jose Mourinho will look to shut up shop when his side travel to Spain for the second-leg

Kumbulla’s late header has given Real Sociedad an up-hill challenge to make the quarter-finals


Roma: Rui Patricio, Mancini, Smalling, Llorente (Kumbulla 46), Karsdorp, Cristante, Matic, El Shaarawy (Spinazzola 60), Dybala (Boer 88), Pellegrini (Wijnaldum 60), Abraham (Belotti 61)

Unused subs: Celik, Camara, Bove, Volpato, Tahirovic, Svilar, Zalewski

Goal: El Shaarawy 13, Kumbulla 87

Booked: Matic 

Real Sociedad: Remiro, Gorosabel (Sola 83), Zubeldia, Le Normand, Rico, Merino, Zubimendi, Illarramendi (Mendez 75), Silva (Turrientes 83), Kubo (Cho 75), Sorloth (Oyarzabal 71)

Unused subs: Sola, Barrenetxea, Carlos Fernandez, Munoz, Zubiaurre, Guevara, Navarro, Pacheco

Booked: Illarramendi, Zubeldia, Gorosabel, Zubimendi, Oyarzabal

Roma 2-0 Real Sociedad: Jose Mourinho’s hold advantage in Europa League tie

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