Trabzonspor 1-2 Roma: Jose Mourinho reign starts with European win

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Jose Mourinho won the Champions League twice as well as the Europa League as manager.

Jose Mourinho began his tenure as Roma manager with a victory over Trabzonspor, a Turkish side in the Europa Conference League play off first leg.

Roma was given the lead by Captain Lorenzo Pellegrini when he converted Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s cross.

Andreas Cornelius was called to the bench to help Trabzonspor equalize.

After his move to Genoa in the summer, Eldor Shomurodov, a Uzbekistan striker, won a Roma debut.

Roma will be eligible for the group stage in the third-tier European competition, unless they lose the second leg at StadioOlimpico next Thursday.

Paulo Fonseca, former boss of Tottenham, Manchester United, and Chelsea, was replaced by Mourinho at the end last season.

On Sunday, Fiorentina will face Roma in their Serie A opening match.