Don’t miss the full replay and highlights of the AS Roma vs Sheriff Tiraspol match. It’s a showdown in the UEFA Europa League 2023/2024, Group G – Matchday 6. The game kicks off at 17:45 GMT on Thursday, December 14, 2023. The referee for this match is Jérôme Brisard from France, and the venue is Stadio Olimpico in Roma. Be sure to catch all the action!
AS Roma vs Sheriff Tiraspol Full Match Reports
AS Roma concluded their UEFA Europa League (UEL) group stage journey on a triumphant note, securing a comfortable victory against bottom-placed Sheriff Tiraspol, who now find themselves on a three-game losing streak in 90 minutes for the first time since April 2013.
Having already secured their passage to the UEL knockouts, Roma set their sights on overtaking group leaders Slavia Prague on the final matchday, knowing that anything less than a win wouldn’t suffice. The hosts left no room for ambiguity, signaling their intent early in the game. Within 11 minutes, Nicola Zalewski, with ample time and space, delivered a precise pass to Romelu Lukaku for an easy tap-in, marking Lukaku’s fifth UEL goal of the campaign. La Lupa continued their dominance, doubling their lead as Renato Sanches cleverly set up Zalewski, whose deft effort brushed the fingertips of Maksym Koval before Andrea Belotti bundled it in on the line.
Despite a comfortable first half for Roma, hopes of a direct passage to the last 16 appeared to be extinguished due to Slavia Prague’s 3-0 halftime lead over Servette. Consequently, Group G seemed fairly settled heading into the second half, with Sheriff’s place at the group’s bottom already confirmed. Holding a two-goal advantage and having lost just one of their previous 28 home games in European football (W21, D6), Roma maintained control during a subdued second half. Stephan El Shaarawy set the stage for senior debutant Niccolò Pisilli, but the 19-year-old couldn’t find the finish. Nonetheless, Pisilli secured the goal he sought desperately in stoppage time, redirecting a low shot into the far corner to cap off the scoring.
Sheriff, with just two wins in 19 away fixtures in European competitions (D6, L11), finishes their European campaign with a single point (D1, L5), ending on a lackluster note. Meanwhile, a commendable performance by José Mourinho’s side has minimal impact on Group G’s standings. The Giallorossi will now face a UEFA Champions League drop-out in the quest to reach the UEL’s last 16.
Man of the Match: Nicola Zalewski (AS Roma).