Astra 0-0 Roma: Italians see out group stage with stalemate

The Romanians eventually assured their own place in the knockout stages with a dour draw on Thursday, against a Roma side already assured of the Group E summit. 

Roma waltzed through their final Europa League group stage game with a 0-0 draw in Bucharest, while Astra also grabbed a place in the last 32 thanks to results elsewhere.

The Italians were already guaranteed top spot in Group E, while their opponents on Thursday needed either a win or for Austria Vienna to drop points against Viktoria Plzen. 

Astra 0-0 Roma: Italians see out group stage with stalemate

Francesco Totti played the entire 90 minutes for the visitors, but chances were scarce and Astra looked to be facing elimination when their rivals took a 2-1 lead. 

Fortunately for the Romanians, however, Plzen fought back to prevail 3-2, meaning events in Bucharest were largely irrelevant with both teams sailing into the knockout phase.

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