EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUE ROUND-UP: Mourinho continues perfect start

EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUE ROUND-UP: Jose Mourinho continues perfect start as Roma hit five past CSKA Sofia while Union Berlin lose to Slavia Prague

  • Roma beat CSKA Sofia 5-1 in their Europa Conference League opener
  • Tammy Abraham and Stephan El Shaarawy were on the scoresheet
  • The victory made it six wins from six for new manager Jose Mourinho 

Jose Mourinho made it six wins from his first six matches as Roma manager as the Italian side beat CSKA Sofia 5-1 in their Europa League group stage opener on Thursday night,

The Serie A leaders went a goal down to the Bulgarian club when Irish midfielder Graham Carey scored in the 10th minute .

But they hit back strongly with goals from Lorenzo Pellegrini and Stephan El Sharaawy before the break.

Gianluca Mancini of Roma celebrates with Jose Mourinho after scoring the fourth goal

Pellegrini bagged his second after half-time before any hopes of a Sofia comeback ended when Yanic Wildschut was sent off for a second yellow card.

The home side capitalised, Gianluca Mancini netting before Tammy Abraham completed the rout. 

Germany’s Union Berlin lost 3-1 to Slavia Prague on their European debut after playing the whole second half with 10 men. 

Gibraltar had its first team in a European group stage as Lincoln Red Imps lost 2-0 at home to Greece’s PAOK.  

Striker Tammy Abraham celebrates after completing the rout at the Stadio Olimpico

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