Roma outperforms a sloppy Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Di Francesco Eusebio - AS Roma head coach

A thrilling Champions League match between Chelsea and Roma at Stamford Bridge. Di Francesco‘s guys dominated the scene on a top-level international stage.

Usually, Roma’s fans have bad feelings when their team travels to Europe to play on international stages. The giallorossi have a bad tradition of unsuccessful missions abroad.

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Yesterday, though, the Lupi could have changed the course of their history thanks to a marvelous performance on a very difficult field, Stamford Bridge.

Eusebio Di Francesco tactically outperformed his Italian counterpart putting Chelsea in trouble several times throughout the match. A clear dominance on the field for the giallorossi and a sloppy performance for the Blues.

Stats are there to confirm Roma’s best European performance of the last five years.

  • Ball Possession: Chelsea 40% – Roma 60%
  • Shots on target: 4 – 7
  • Pass Success %: 78% – 85%
  • Tackles: 18 – 20
  • Aerial Duel Success: 40% – 60%

Roma physically dominated the game against a Premier League team. This is something unusual. Often we mention that Italian sides lose their matches against British teams because of their endurance and physicality, but yesterday Roma outperformed Chelsea at 360 degrees.

Di Francesco tactically defeated his famous friend. Probably, the Champions League stage discovered a new great coach!


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About Stefano Bernardini 2983 Articles
A Roman in New York achieving his dreams. Persistence can make extraordinary things happen. Editor of AS ROMA 360 | | Calcio e Finanza | Reporting on Major League Soccer.

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