Abraham nets 2 as Roma beats Torino 3-0, books European spot

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TURIN, Italy (AP) — Tammy Abraham scored twice to help Roma win at Torino 3-0 on Friday and seal a spot in Europe for next season ahead of the Europa Conference League final next week.

Both Abraham goals came in the first half of Roma’s final Serie A match. The England international took his tally to 26 goals in all competitions in a fantastic first season at the Italian club.

Lorenzo Pellegrini converted a second penalty for Roma 12 minutes from time.

It was Roma’s first Serie A win in more than a month and ensured José Mourinho’s team finished at least sixth, securing a spot in next year’s Europa League regardless of what the teams below it manage on Saturday.

Roma meets Feyenoord in the Europa Conference League final on Wednesday.

Both Abraham goals came following huge mistakes in the Torino defense.

For the opener in the 33rd minute, the home side gave the ball away in its own half and Pellegrini found Abraham, who turned Torino defender David Zima inside out before riding a tackle and firing into the bottom right corner.

Roma doubled its lead when Torino defender Ricardo Ivan Rodriguez played a horrible back pass and, in Etrit Berisha’s attempt to get to it, the goalkeeper tripped Abraham.

Abraham struck the resulting penalty coolly down the middle three minutes before halftime.

When substitute Nicolò Zaniolo was barged over by Alessandro Buongiorno in the second half, Pellegrini converted into the bottom left corner.

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