Jose Mourinho's Roma humiliated by Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt

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AS Roma coach Josè Mourinho reacts during the UEFA Europa Conference League group C match between FK Bodo/Glimt and AS Roma at Aspmyra Stadion on October 21, 2021 in Bodo, Norway. - GETTY IMAGES
AS Roma coach Josè Mourinho reacts during the UEFA Europa Conference League group C match between FK Bodo/Glimt and AS Roma at Aspmyra Stadion on October 21, 2021 in Bodo, Norway. - GETTY IMAGES

Bodo/Glimt 6 Roma 1

Jose Mourinho's Roma was routed 6-1 by Norwegian team Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League on Thursday, the first time the Portuguese manager has seen one of his team's concede six goals in a game.

Roma is one of the big favorites to win Uefa's new third-tier competition but trailed 2-0 after 20 minutes and conceded four more goals after the break. It was the Italian team's first loss after winning its first two group games.

Erik Botheim and Ola Solbakken scored two goals apiece for Bodo/Glimt, while Patrick Berg and Amahl Pellegrino added one each for the Norwegian champion. Roma forward Carles Perez had made it 2-1 in the first half.

Bodo Glimt's Erik Botheim, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Europa conference league soccer match between Bodo Glimt and Roma at Aspmyra stadium in Bodo, Norway, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. - AP
Bodo Glimt's Erik Botheim, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Europa conference league soccer match between Bodo Glimt and Roma at Aspmyra stadium in Bodo, Norway, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. - AP

Former Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham came on with 30 minutes to go but could not turn the tide against the Norwegian side.

"I decided to play with this line-up, so the responsibility is mine," Mourinho told Sky Sport Italia following the shock defeat.

"I did it with good intentions, to give an opportunity to those who work hard and to rotate the squad on a synthetic pitch in cold weather.

"I never disguised the fact we were a squad with real limitations. We have 13 players who represent one team, the others are on a different level.

"We lost against a team that showed more quality on the night. It's that simple."

AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho reacts during the UEFA Europa Conference League group C match between FK Bodo/Glimt and AS Roma at Aspmyra Stadion on October 21, 2021 in Bodo, Norway. - GETTY IMAGES
AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho reacts during the UEFA Europa Conference League group C match between FK Bodo/Glimt and AS Roma at Aspmyra Stadion on October 21, 2021 in Bodo, Norway. - GETTY IMAGES

After three games, Bodo/Glimt tops the table in Group C with seven points, leading Roma by one.

Mourinho hopes to become the first manager to win all three current major Uefa club trophies, having won the Champions League twice (with Porto and Inter Milan) and the Uefa Cup/Europa League twice (with Porto and Manchester United).

Match details

Bodo/Glimt: Haikin, Sampsted, Bjorkan, Moe, Lode, Berg, Fet, Konradsen, Botheim, Solbakken, Pellegrino.

Subs: Smits, Hoibraten, Kongsro, Kvile, Koomson, Moberg, Vetlesen, Hagen, Mugisha, Nordas, Pernambuco.

Roma: Rui Patricio, Reynolds, Calafiori, Ibanez, Kumbulla, Diawara, Perez, Darboe, Villar, El Shaarawy, Borja Mayoral.

Subs: Fuzato, Mancini, Vina, Tripi, Mkhitaryan, Veretout, Cristante, Pellegrini, Bove, Shomurodov, Abraham, Zalewski.

Referee: Ali Palabiyik (Turkey)

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