Brighton 1-0 Roma (agg 1-4): Roberto De Zerbi’s team bows out of the Europa League, concluding their campaign positively.

Brighton 1-0 Roma: Brighton’s European journey concluded though they wrapped up their Europa League season on a positive note with a 1-0 victory against Roma at the Amex Stadium.

Despite the win, courtesy of a remarkable goal from Danny Welbeck in the 37th minute, the Premier League team could not reverse the 4-0 loss faced in the first leg in Rome.

Brighton 1-0 Roma
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Roberto De Zerbi’s squad intensified their efforts, seeking additional goals, yet faced a formidable opponent in Roma’s goalkeeper, Mile Svilar, who made significant saves against Simon Adingra and Igor Julio in the latter half.

Ultimately, Roma advanced to the quarter-finals with an aggregate score of 4-1.

Brighton now shifts its focus back to domestic league play, aiming to achieve a position to ensure their participation in European competitions next season.

Brighton’s European aspirations were halted, yet they ended their campaign with a spirited performance, signaling their ambitions from the outset. Left-back Pervis Estupinan launched an early threat with a cross captured by Roma’s goalkeeper Mile Svilar.

Brighton maintained pressure with captain Lewis Dunk and Scotland’s midfielder Billy Gilmour coming close to scoring, yet their efforts didn’t convert into goals.

The narrative takes a turn when Roma’s goal by Azmoun is disallowed for a high boot, leading to Roma coach Daniele De Rossi’s booking due to his protest.

Brighton’s spirits lifted with Danny Welbeck’s impressive goal, marking a notable first half that ended with eight yellow cards and heightened tensions.

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Despite a vigorous second-half attempt, Brighton failed to close the deficit.

Brighton players like Julio Enciso and Ansu Fati’s noteworthy attempts and near misses by Roma’s Leonardo Spinazzola and Brighton’s Simon Adingra kept the game lively but ultimately fruitless for Brighton in their quest for additional goals.

Roberto De Zerbi, Brighton’s manager, expressed pride in his team’s display and vowed to aim for European qualification through the Premier League. Danny Welbeck echoed the sentiment of ambition and improvement for the club.

Despite the outcome, former Brighton player Sam Baldock reflected positively on the team’s European journey.

According to Opta stats, Brighton has maintained a commendable home record, while Roma continued their quarter-final streak in European competitions but still faces challenges winning in England.

Roma’s Daniele De Rossi acknowledged Brighton’s efforts and noted the game’s challenges and areas for improvement for his team.

Looking Forward

Brighton’s immediate schedule sees a break from matches, with their next significant challenge being an encounter against Liverpool at Anfield at the end of March.


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