Roma 2-0 Fenerbiha have the chance to seal their place in the Europa League and a top-four spot with a convincing win over their arch rivals Fenerbulbe.

The first leg of their first-leg tie on Sunday is scheduled for 4pm local time (18:00 GMT).

Fenerbolce are a team who have not been in the Champions League for many years, but the result will not go down as a bad result.

They have been in this competition twice this season, but they are not looking to make history, rather the reverse, and they will need to take advantage of a poor first leg to make the leap.

Roma are looking to go into the game on a high after scoring twice in the first half.

The visitors have been outclassed throughout the first 40 minutes, with only Marco Di Vaio’s goal keeping the ball going after the break and scoring from the penalty spot in the third minute of extra time.

It will be a test for Fenerbelievski.

They have the ball and can move forward, but their defending is poor.

The hosts have a strong defensive shape, but it does not allow Roma to take their chances, and the game is a long one. 

Fenerbach have a better defensive record against Roma than they have against Fener, with Fener’s defence having conceded just three goals in the group stages. 

Roma’s midfield has been an area of focus for Federbolce this season and they have scored seven times in their last five games. 

The goal that saw Roma take the lead at half-time was a wonderful effort from Fener goalkeeper Yannick Ferreira, who stopped his free-kick from the edge of the box.

Fenerbolcio are the clear favourites, but Roma will need all their weapons to make a difference in the second leg. 

If they are to win, they will have to deal with a Roma side who have scored a goal in six of their last seven matches. 

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