SUMMARY OF THE EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUE: Jose Mourinho pursues a perfect start as Roma beat CSKA Sofia five times while Union Berlin falls to Slavia Prague
- Roma beat CSKA Sofia 5-1 in their Europa League opener
- Tammy Abraham and Stephan El Shaarawy were on the scoresheet
- The win made it six of six wins for new manager Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho has achieved six wins in his opening six appearances as Roma coach as the Italian side beat CSKA Sofia 5-1 in their Europa League group stage opener Thursday evening.
Serie A leaders scored for the Bulgarian club when Irish midfielder Graham Carey scored in the 10th minute.
But they fought back with force with goals from Lorenzo Pellegrini and Stephan El Sharaawy before the break.
Roma’s Gianluca Mancini celebrates with Jose Mourinho after scoring the fourth goal
Pellegrini scored his second after half-time before all hopes of a return to Sofia ended when Yanic Wildschut was sent off for a second yellow card.
The home side capitalized, Gianluca Mancini scored before Tammy Abraham finished the rout.
Germany’s Union Berlin lost 3-1 to Slavia Prague on their European debut after playing the entire second half with 10 men.
Gibraltar had their first team in a European group stage as Lincoln Red Imps lost 2-0 at home to Greeks PAOK.
Striker Tammy Abraham celebrates after completing rout at Stadio Olimpico