Roma-Cagliari: When Supremacy Does Not Materialize

Edin Dzeko - AS Roma
Edin Dzeko - AS Roma

Roma collected three important points against Cagliari at the Stadio Olimpico after a thrilling match and a goal scored during the extra time.

Although the Roma fans can celebrate another home win and a positive position in the Serie A standings, yesterday’s match must be analyzed at 360 degrees to understand Roma’s current sterility in scoring goals.

The Lupi dominated the scene once more but Dzeko, Schick & Co. didn’t score any goals until the last thrilling minute of the game. This is a recurrent problem for the giallorossi, a team able to create several dangerous opportunities but without materializing its offensive efforts.

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On Saturday, Roma made 21 shots on goal but only 6 on target. This is not enough for a club that can start great players like the Bosnian, the Czech, and the Argentine acrobatic left winger Perotti.

Roma’s supremacy was highlighted by a 63% ball possession and the 85% pass success. However, by analyzing the final result (1-0 with a goal scored by Fazio at the 94th minute) we can say that Di Francesco‘s men dominance on the field didn’t materialize.

In my view, there’s nothing to do to solve this issue. Roma is a team able to develop its offensive strategies getting in front of the opponent goalkeeper often. The opposite would be a problem. Dzeko and his offensive partners must improve their efficiency in the box but the coach can be praised for what the Lupi are able to create during the 90 minutes.

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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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