By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
Italian Serie A side AS Roma has rallied to defeat Swiss Super League Champions Young Boys Bern in the opening fixture of the 2020-2021 UEFA Europa League.
The three goal thriller ended in favour of the Italian visitors who sweated earned a victory recovering from a deficit position.
Jean-Pierre Nsamé and Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu started upfront for Young Boys Bern while Cameroon-eligible Jordan Siebatcheu was a substitute.
Lethal finisher, Jean-Pierre Nsamé converted a 14 minute spot-kick to put the noses of the host in front.
Young Boys defended the lead till half-time but the turning point of the game was yet to come.
Roma took control of the game after the interval pushing the host deep in their half for most part of the the second segment.
In reaction coach Gerardo Seoane Castro replaced Nicolas Ngamaleu with Felix Mambimbi in the 65th minute hoping to get more from his team especially in the attacking third.
Rather Roma reacted first with a goal as Edin Dzeko assisted a 69th minute strike from 30-year-old Brazilian right-back Bruno da Silva Peres whose goal leveled matters.
20-year-old Albanian defender Marash Kumbulla won it for Roma with a goal 17 minutes away from the end of regular time.
Young Boys took out their hitman Nsamé and replaced him with Jordan Siebatcheu but unfortunately the incoming Cameroon descent striker couldn’t help his team get an equalizer as it finished 1-2 in favour of the Italian visitors.
Young Boys Bern have to switch attention on their league game against FC Luzern this weekend before traveling to FC Cluj for their next Europa League game hoping Nsamé can add to his four goals this season or his mates score to help the team return to winning ways in the time asking.
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