With a victory over Feyenoord in the inaugural final of the UEFA Europa Conference League, Roma finally ended their lengthy quest for a European trophy.
Nicolo Zaniolo scored the only game’s goal in Tirana to give Jose Mourinho’s side a 1-0 victory in the 2022 World Cup final. In case you’re looking for a platform to check out all the recent football odds, Betway offers the best odds on Serie A, EPL, La Liga, etc.
With the win, Mourinho completed a successful first season in charge of the Roman club, he already helped them achieve sixth place in Serie A.
Mourinho has already won the Europa League with Manchester United and Porto when it was still known as the UEFA Cup. Roma hopes to do the same in the 2022/23 season.
Before their triumph in Albanian, Roma supporters found themselves waiting well over a decade for the team to win silverware.
The club’s last trophy came in 2007/08 after the Giallorossi captured the Coppa Italia that season. As for European titles, the club hadn’t won a single trophy in the modern UEFA era.
The Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the Anglo-Italian Cup were previously the only European honors the club secured before last month’s victory over Feyenoord.
Since taking over as manager of AS Roma, Mourinho has brought the team back to life. It’s been over two months since that frigid January night, but his team is still undefeated, and they’ve also succeeded to cast aside the spectrum of the arctic circle, upsetting Norwegian champions Rosenborg over two legs in a Europa Conference League quarter-final. So here we are, in the present.
In Serie A, Roma hold a respectable position. Although they won’t compete in the Champions League next season, they still have a lot to offer. It’s all but certain that they’ll be playing in Europe’s second tier, the Europa League, in the near future. If Mourinho hasn’t already, he may now focus his back to Europe. They face Brendan Rodgers’ former understudy Leicester City in the semifinals, and a win would put them through to the championship game.
Serie A 2021/22 League Standings
Serie A in Italy is more open than it has ever been since Juventus’ decade-long dominance ended, and the season has been filled with drama, excitement, and unexpected twists and turns all over the table.
AC Milan edged off Inter Milan to win the Serie A title in a thrilling Scudetto showdown.
Final games of the season saw a resurgence for the two Milan clubs, which had been dormant for the better part of a decade. This season began poorly for Juventus, but they rebounded to clinch a Champions League spot.
With four teams vying for the final three relegation slots, the final stretch of the season was exciting. Veneto and Venezia were relegated to the Italian Second Division.
It was a thrilling battle for the Scudetto that kept fans on the edge of their seats until the final match day. Three teams, such as the two Milan clubs, had a genuine possibility of finishing first and second, respectively, on the table.
In the end, it was Milan who emerged victorious, finishing two points ahead of the pack. Inter’s season came to an end due to a terrible February, which ultimately led to the foreign demise. The remaining two months of the season proved to be Napoli’s undoing, as the Serie A champions finished seven points adrift.
2022/23 Serie A Championship Odds
Despite capturing the title just weeks ago, Milan enter the summer behind both Juventus and Inter as favorites for the 2022/23 Scudetto.
Not far behind the trio are Napoli while Roma’s current odds have them fifth ahead of Jose Mourinho’s second term in the Italian capital.
In the 2010s, Juventus dominated Serie A, winning nine straight league titles. It all came to a stop in 2020-21, when The Old Lady retooled and prepared to ascend back on top with two consecutive fourth-place results.
Even though they lost their final three games, they had only lost once in their previous 21 contests. Dusan Vlahovic and the rest of Juve’s team are capable of reclaiming the Serie A title in 2022/23.
An astounding error against Bologna from backup goalkeeper Andrei Radu prevented Inter from successfully defending their title.
The Nerazzurri ultimately had to settle for second place, however, they still managed to secure Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italia titles during the year. However, Romelu Lukaku’s return might set the tone for a showdown title between Inter and Juventus next year.
The reigning champions enter the summer as third favorites for next season. Though, the Rossoneri’s odds could improve if they’re successful in upgrading Stefano Pioli’s squad.
Young attacker Rafael Leão carried Milan’s attack throughout last season and will be heavily relied upon in the upcoming campaign. But it’ll be interesting to see if club legend and executive Paolo Maldini decides to address the fate situation at striker.
While Olivier Giroud did well in his maiden season in Italy, the Frenchman will be 36 years-old in September while fellow veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 40, will not be available until January.