Bayer Leverkusen Edge Closer to Europa League Final with Away Win over Roma

Bayer Leverkusen took a significant step towards reaching their first European final in 22 years as they secured a 2-0 away victory over AS Roma in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final clash. Goals from Florian Wirtz and Robert Andrich gave the German side a crucial advantage heading into the second leg at their home ground.Despite Roma's early chances, including Romelu Lukaku hitting the bar, Leverkusen seized control when Wirtz capitalised on a defensive error to open the scoring before halftime. The visitors continued to dominate, and Andrich's unstoppable strike from outside the box in the 73rd minute doubled their lead. Roma had a late chance through substitute Tammy Abraham, but his header sailed narrowly over the bar, leaving Leverkusen with a two-goal cushion ahead of the return leg. As Xabi Alonso's side inch closer to their first European title since the 1988 UEFA Cup, they remain cautious, with the coach emphasising the need for a mature performance in the second leg. For more sports news, IPL T20 highlights, IPL T20 updates, IPL T20 news, and IPL T20 match scores, follow Spinmatch.