Jose Mourinho: Roma coach sent off as Real Betis earn 5-2 friendly win

Last update on. From the section European Football Jose Mourinho was renamed the Roma coach in May Jose Mourinho, his coach for the Roma team, was dismissed after Saturday's friendly away at Real Betis ended with eight men. On 57 minutes, the hosts were up 3-2 but Roma's players claimed that Alex Moreno had tripped over the line. Lorenzo Pellegrini, a midfielder, was given a second yellow card. Mourinho was also sent home for protesting. Gianluca Mancini was cautioned twice by Rick Karsdorp in the final stages. Betis won two more games to secure a 5-2 victory in Seville. Roma had come from behind twice, with Eldor Shomurodov, a new Uzbek signee cancelling Rodri’s opening before Mancini made it 2:2 on 50 minutes following a Nabil Fekir strike. After Moreno's goal, drama ensued with Rober and Cristian Tello on target as the hosts used their numerical advantage to their advantage. Next Saturday, August 14, 2018, Betis will begin their La Liga campaign in Mallorca. Roma host a friendly at home to Raja Casablanca from Morocco on the same day. They then play in a Europa Conference League tie on 19 August. Their Serie A season begins at Fiorentina on 22 Aug (19:45 BST).