Roma collected three points in the Serie A match against Crotone after having played under rhythm and struggled to find the right spaces to damage the opponents.
The giallorossi completed their mission adding three points to their standings but struggling in the construction phase. Gonalons properly set the pace of the game after having been in trouble during the first 25 minutes of the first half. The Frenchman showed off his ability to move the ball quickly even if today Crotone covered all the spaces keepeing its lines very tight.
The numbers are highlighting an absolute dominace in possession of the Lupi 73% vs 27%. Astonishing is the number of short passes completed by the giallorossi 651 vs 218 albeit Di Francesco‘s men couldn’t find the right ball through to damage Crotone’s defense line (0).
Nicola clogged the midfield forcing Roma to move the ball towards the flanks. This is the reason why we counted 21 crosses for the Lupi vs 5 for Crotone. Twenty shots on goal for Roma, one post and a crossbar hit.
As usual, Roma developed most of its offensive strategies from the left side of the field. Kolarov pushed hard during the first 45 minutes while he was a bit more conservative in the second half of the game. Perotti perfectly supported the Serbian in his offensive efforts.