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Trophy dream shattered in Albania

Feyenoord fell just short in their bid for European silverware on Wednesday night. AS Roma took the honours with a narrow 1-0 win in the final of the Europa Conference League at Arena Kombëtare in Tirana. Nicolò Zaniolo netted the decisive goal in the first half.

Backed by their passionate travelling support in the Albanian capital, Feyenoord fought hard to overcome the Italians and claim their first European trophy in two decades. After a difficult first half. Arne Slot’s side threw everything they had at Jose Mourinho’s men, but were unable to get back on terms despite creating a number of good chances.

It left Feyenoord’s dreams in tatters, but the pain and disappointment of the players and staff after the final whistle were tempered by immense pride in this season’s European performances, which have put Feyenoord back in the global limelight.