With Leicester City set to face AS Roma in the Conference League semi-final, a mad rush occurred for tickets to the event.

It stemmed from the Italian side of things, with Il Messaggero reporting on Thursday morning that after seats for the 1600 away fans at King Power Stadium sold out in 30 minutes, the demand for the return leg in Rome was even greater.

The newspaper state that once the sale for Stadio Olimpico tickets opened on Wednesday, ‘virtual queues of about 130,000 people occurred’, selling out very quickly.

This has since led to some ticket hunting to see Roma play Leicester on auction sites, which also leads to fans ‘running into scams’.

It’s reported that some, for a Monte Mario Grandstand ticket, can reach €1212, although the Serie A side ‘specifies that the only official way to buy a ticket is on the official channels and not through secondary ticket sites’.

This is said to be ‘a real plague that strikes every time a significant event is staged’, much like the 2018 Champions League quarter finals against Barcelona or their ensuing semi-final against Liverpool.

While this might not be as big of an event on a football scale, the game against Leicester remains a European clash in a tournament the Serie A side can still win, which is why fans are desperate to see a recently reinvigorated Roma.

Whether they beat the Foxes remains to be seen, but we’re sure Brendan Rodgers will have plans in mind to hopefully disappoint the Roman masses that did end up getting their tickets.