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Italian Serie A capital club AS Roma recovered from the Europa League heartache at the hands of Premier League giants Manchester United with the big win over Crotone at the weekend.

Roma were beaten convincingly in the semi-final tie with the Red Devils. Roma led 2-1 in the first half of the first leg encounter in Manchester only to concede five goals in the second half to lose the game 6-2. Roma went on to win the second leg 3-2 after coming from behind.

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani gave his team a 1-0 lead at the interval with his goal on 39 minutes. Roma showed fighting spirit to recover from that deficit to win the second leg game 3-2 for an aggregate defeat of 8-5 to the Red Devils. Manchester United will face Spanish La Liga team Villarreal in the final.
Roma recovered from the aggregate semi-final tie defeat to Manchester United by thumping Crotone 5-0 at home in the league with all the goals coming in the second half.

Borja Mayoral gave Roma the lead at the start of the second half. His goal gave the Italian capital club the lead two minutes after the interval before the Europa League semifinalists scored four goals in the last 20 minutes of the game to secure a comprehensive win.

Italian international Lorenzo Pellegrini scored two of the four goals within the space of three minute. His first arrived on 70 minutes to help double the lead for the hosts. He completed his brace three minuteslater to make the score 3-0 in favour of his team.

Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the fourth goal for Roma on 78 minutes before Mayoral wrapped up the scoring on the stroke of full-time.

The big win ensured that Roma moved within six points of city rivals Lazio in sixth place. Sixth position could be good enough for Europa League football next season. Roma are six points adrift of Lazio in seventh place having played a game more.