May 19, 2024

Fabio Capello believes that the winner between AC Milan and Roma holds the key to reaching the Europa League final, attributing a “considerable advantage” to Stefano Pioli’s side. Capello, a figure well-versed in the significance of such matches due to his experiences with both clubs as a player and a manager, shared his insights in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport (as reported by PianetaMilan) ahead of the first leg of their all-Italian tie in Europe.

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Capello underlined Milan’s European pedigree and their aim to conquer the only continental trophy they’ve yet to claim. Pioli’s team, having secured Champions League qualification in the league, can now concentrate on the Europa League, providing them with an edge. For Roma, success against Milan not only signifies a significant international achievement but also secures a route to the next Champions League.

Analyzing Pioli’s tactics, Capello highlighted the team’s aggression and man-to-man approach, often pivotal in neutralizing opponents and capitalizing on counter-attacks. He emphasized Roma’s adaptability under De Rossi’s guidance, their defensive solidity, and swift transitions. The battle for midfield dominance and the creative prowess of players like Leao and Dybala are expected to shape the contest, with Capello particularly praising Dybala’s inventiveness and Leao’s explosive speed.

Capello stressed the importance of managing the moment for both teams, with Roma needing to maintain balance after a recent derby win and Milan seeking momentum ahead of their own derby clash. He envisaged an enthralling encounter akin to the intensity of Real Madrid versus Manchester City in the Champions League, suggesting that Milan-Roma could produce a worthy Europa League finalist.

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