Roma‘s great performance at San Siro Stadium against Milan has solid roots. The foundations of the team are solid. Fazio and Manolas are an insurmountable wall.
This summer, football experts and Roma fans were skeptical about Di Francesco’s defensive phase. The predisposition of the Italian coach to play with a very offensive tactical scheme have clouded the minds of those who do not know how to read the statistics. Historically, Sassuolo never suffered many goals under Di Francesco’s management.
The current situation seems to be specular to that of his previous professional experiences. Roma’s victory against Milan has solid roots, a well-done defensive phase and two monumental players leading the operations, Fazio and Manolas.
The Argentine general and the Greek sprinter have definitely added values to the Lupi. Their performance against Montella’s crew is there to confirm their unbelievable efficiency on the field. Fazio and Manolas are included in the Top 5 Players Ratings of the last Serie A match.
Manolas got a 7.5 rating thanks to a performance made of 3 aerials won, 4.9% ball possession, 63 touches, and 87% of pass success. His teammate Fazio, instead got a whoscored.com 7.4 rating. The Argentine collected 2 aerials won, a 5.9% ball possession, 74 touches, and 91% of pass success.
Eusebio Di Francesco can count on his new bodyguards!