Nicolas Capaldo's late winner didn't just give our side the chance of making the UEFA Europa League's last 16 in next week's second leg - it was a goal of historic importance!
We are taking a look at Italian and Austrian football history, shining a light on our heroes from yesterday and taking a cautiously optimistic look ahead to the big showdown to come in the Italian capital.
1 | Good omens for next week
It is the third time we have taken a win in the first left of a UEFA Europa League knockout stage - the first two first-leg victories (the 2014 last 32 v Ajax and the 2018 last 32 v Borussia Dortmund) saw our Red Bulls progress.
2 | Generation gap
The starting XI of AS Roma averaged around five years older (28 years and 214 days) than our Red Bulls (23 years and 243 days). We have only ever fielded a younger team in the UEFA Europa League in December 2016 v FC Schalke 04 and in December 2014 v Astra Giurgiu.
3 | A run ended
Roma are known for their attacking class with the likes of Paulo Dybala and Tammy Abraham, but this time Philipp Köhn was their equal. The Italians failed to score in a European tie for the first time since October 2020 - the longest European scoring run in the club's history (33 matches, including qualifiers).
4 | Debutants aplenty
It was the first match in the UEFA Europa League for Philipp Köhn, Amar Dedic, Lucas Gourna-Douath, Nicolas Capaldo, Nicolas Seiwald and Oscar Gloukh – due to the fact that last season we only played in the UEFA Champions League.
5 | Austria v Italy
AS Roma lost against Austrian opponents for the first time in their club's history - in their first six meetings they took three wins and three draws. We won our third knockout match in a row against Italian opponents (excluding qualifying).
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