AS Roma won 1-0 against Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League semi-final first leg, with 20-year-old Edoardo Bove scoring the decisive goal in the second half. The young midfielder tapped in the rebound after Tammy Abraham's shot was saved by Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky. Although Leverkusen came close to an equalizer late in the game, Jeremie Frimpong's shot was blocked on the line.
Roma will travel to Leverkusen for the return leg next week, and the winner will advance to the final against Juventus or Sevilla. Jose Mourinho is hoping to win his second consecutive European trophy with Roma after last season's Europa Conference League triumph.