Roma, Fazio, the Lord of the Defense

Roma center-back Federico Fazio made another convincing performance in the Serie A home match against Bologna. The Argentine demonstrated his ability to read the different phases of the game.




Many people were skeptical when Roma purchased Federico Fazio from Tottenham Hotspurs a couple of years ago. Nowadays, the Argentine defender is loved in the Italian capital for his ability to play calmly and efficiently.

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Fazio is a giant for his physical appearance and for his defensive technique. The Argentina International is the authentic commander of Roma’s defense line. A player able to read the different phases of the game with tactical wisdom and restart the action with accurate passes. His mental strength and aerial predominance frightens the opponents and boost his teammates’ confidence.

His overall 7.38 rating confirmed Fazio’s efficiency against Donadoni‘s crew. Eusebio Di Francesco gave him the leading position of his defensive package.

STATS (WhoScored)

  • Pass Success%: 79
  • Total passes: 57
  • Accurate passes: 45
  • Possession%: 5.8
  • Touches: 73
  • Aerials Won: 4
  • Aerials Won%: 100

 




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A Roman in New York achieving his dreams. Persistence can make extraordinary things happen. Editor of AS ROMA 360 | Calciomercato.it | Calcio e Finanza | Reporting on Major League Soccer.

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