Roma vs Real Betis 1-2: Giallorossi Fall Again in Europa League

It is another defeat for Roma in this season’s UEFA Europa League group stage. This time, it comes at the hands of group leaders Real Betis. The Verdiblancos came from behind to take a 2-1 win home with them.

Paulo Dybala put the Giallorossi in front with a penalty 10 minutes before half time. However, the lead barely lasted five minutes, as the guests got their equalizer through midfielder Guido Rodriguez. Betis completed the comeback two minutes from time, as Luiz Henrique’s header beat Rui Patricio.

Roma finished the game with 10 men as Nicoló Zaniolo kicked out at an opponent. With the help of VAR, the 23-year-old was given his marching orders.

The result leaves Roma five points behind Real Betis, who remains perfect in this season’s Europa League group stage. Ludogorets, who drew the other game 1-1 against HJK, is now second. Both matches from Thursday night will be played again next week.

A win would have been Jose Mourinho’s 107th in UEFA club competitions as a manager. That would leave him as the coach with the most wins. He will have to wait until next week to try and achieve that feat. He is level with Sir Alex Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti on 106.

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