Tammy Abraham’s towering header was enough for Roma to secure their spot in the inaugural Europa Conference League final and knock out Leicester in the second leg of their semi-final tie on Thursday night.

The England striker rose highest to nod in the winner on the night and on aggregate after the two teams played out a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium last week.

The hosts started fluidly, with Lorenzo Pellegrini bringing a save from Kasper Schmeichel from a free kick. Nicola Zalewski soon careered down the left to pull a cross back to Pellegrini, but his first time shot was deflected behind.

It was from that corner that Roma took the lead, with Leicester’s shoddy set-piece defending again coming to the fore. Pellegrini’s outswinger was attacked by Abraham, whose powerful header from close range gave Schmeichel no chance. It was also the striker’s ninth goal in this season’s Europa Conference League.

Leicester saw more of the ball in the first half but struggled to create anything meaningful, failing to give Roma goalkeeper Rui Patricio a shot on target to deal with in the opening 45 minutes.

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