Modena coach Marco Fassone said that he was happy with his side’s display in the 1-1 draw with Lazio.
The home side had a chance to take the lead early on but it was Lazio’s goalkeeper who had to make a save from Mario Mandzukic.
Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Mandzuka missed a penalty after a high tackle on Mario Mandzinic.
Fassone added: “When I was in the dressing room [after the match] I saw that Mandzinicki made a very poor tackle.
He was lucky, he didn’t get a red card.
It was a tough day for us.”
Gazzettas reporter Fabrizio Cacuzzi also commented that Mandzanic missed the penalty, saying: “The Lazio keeper was not a problem for the team.”
The match was eventually abandoned as the referee gave Roma a penalty kick, which was waved away.
Roma went ahead when Simone Zaza fired a cross into the box that Mario Mandzanici had to block and then turn away.
Mandzinic made it 3-0 just two minutes after the restart, after another excellent move.
Roma had a penalty taken away by Mandzinik after a challenge from Mandzanovic on Mandzinics back.
Gazzetti dello Sciria reported that Lazio striker Lucas Gabbiadini had been sent off for a second bookable offence after a dive on Mandzakic.
The Italian newspaper said the referee had seen the incident and said that the penalty was awarded to the home side.
Lazio had a 2-0 lead two minutes before the restart after a Mandzanik cross from the left.
Mandzinika had to be subbed off after the match due to a thigh problem.
Fassones side had the second goal just two seconds later as Mario Mandzi made a run down the left flank, before sliding in the ball and slotting it home.
With his side now 1-2 up, Fassones team came to their senses and scored the equaliser on 52 minutes when Mandzinica headed in a cross from Mandzilic.
The scoreline means Roma will now head to the final of the Europa League after failing to qualify for the group stage for the first time since 2002.
“It’s not easy to be in the group and be 1-nil down, but the players were on the right track and we could have gone on.
We played very well and it’s an honour to be playing here.”