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The German champion makes magic! Bayer is in the Europa League final, like Miranchuk

German Bayer drew at home with Italian ” Roma” in the second semi-final match of the UEFA Europa League of the 2023/24 season and, on aggregate, reached the final of the second most important club tournament in the Old World.
The Sport correspondent notes another update of the record of undefeated German champions, congratulates the Italian Atalanta and Russian national team player Alexei Miranchuk on the first European Cup final, and also does not forget to talk about the events in the Conference League.
Pharmacy's TaleEuropa League09 May 2024 • starts at 22:00FinishedBayerGermany2 : 2RomaItaly
83‎'‎ • Gianluca Mancini (A)90‎'‎ • Josip Stanisic (Granit Xhaka)
43‎'‎ • Leandro Paredes (P)66‎' ‎ • Leandro Paredes (P)

Before moving on to the events in Bergamo, let's talk about the semi-final, which received more attention from the fans. The new German champion Bayer met again with the Italian Roma in the LE semi-finals (a year ago the Romans beat Leverkusen) and this time they immediately made a serious bid to reach the decisive match. In the first match in Rome, Xabi Alonso's undefeated team beat Wolves 2-0 and returned to Leverkusen in a great mood.

However, today we almost witnessed a miracle that can be compared with the quarter-finals of the Champions League of the 2017/18 season and the phenomenal confrontation between Roma and Barcelona. The Romans in Germany did not wait until extra time for just seven minutes! 0:2 on the scoreboard, both goals were scored by the guests from the penalty spot (a double by world champion Leandro Paredes). And then there was a nightmare for coach Daniele De Rossi and the “red” half of Rome… In the 83rd minute, goalkeeper Mile Svilar played unsuccessfully on the corner kick and the ball flew into the Roma goal from the head of Gianluca Mancini.

Yes, yes, the culmination of a bright battle was an own goal – how lucky the “pharmacists” are this season. They have the Bundesliga gold and participation in the finals of the German Cup and the League of Legends.
What is equally important: Bayer did not lose. Josip Stanisic equalized the score in the 97th minute, extending Leverkusen's magical run. The German champions set the sole record for the longest unbeaten streak (49 games) since the founding of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). The achievement of Lisbon Benfica, which was unbeaten for 48 games between 1963 and 1965, has fallen.
Atalanta coped without RussiaEuropa League09 May 2024 • start at 22:00FinishedAtalantaItaly3 : 0MarseilleFrance
30‎'‎ • Ademola Lookman (Charles de Ketelare)
52‎'‎ • Matteo Ruggeri (Ademola Lookman)
90‎'‎ • El-Bilal Toure

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In the other pair, the situation before the return match was more interesting, because in France, the local Marseille and the Italian Atalanta ended peacefully (1:1). However, at the Atleti Azzurri home arena, Gian Piero Gasperini's boys were unstoppable: Ademola Lookman, Matteo Ruggeri and El Bilal Turepo each upset the Provencals and gave the club its first ever European Cup final.

Unfortunately for domestic fans, Alexey Miranchuk did not really take part in the semi-final matches. In the first match, brother Lesha appeared on the field in the 84th minute, and in the second he rose from the bench at the end of an hour of play, when Marseille had virtually no chance of salvation (the Russian did not score any effective actions).

* * *The German-Italian UEFA Europa League final will take place on May 22 in Dublin. Unlike Atalanta, Bayer has experience in meetings of this level: Leverkusen won the UEFA Cup in 1988, and in 2002 they lost to Real Madrid in the decisive Champions League match.
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  • “Fiorentina”. Alexander Kokorin's former club reaches the final of the third most important European Cup for the second time in a row. The Italians defeated Brugge at home with a score of 3:2, and on the road they equalized in the 85th minute (1:1) and advanced. An excellent chance for the Florentines to rehabilitate themselves for last year's final, in which the Violets lost to the English West Ham.
  • Olympiacos. In the other semi-final, the most titled club in Greece confidently defeated the English Aston Villa (4:2 away and 2:0 at home). The hero of the confrontation was the Moroccan forward of the Pyrenees, Ayoub El-Kaabi, who scored a hat-trick in the first meeting, and scored two goals in the second.
  • The final of the third edition of the League in history conferences will take place on May 29 at the Hagia Sophia Stadium in Athens. On the one hand, the decisive match of the tournament will take place on Greek territory, and on the other hand, at the stadium of Olympiakos' principal rival AEK.

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