Roma Defused, Juventus Graced: 1-0

There’s a curse for Roma at the Allianz Stadium. Juventus defeated the giallorossi after a thrilling match with a lot of dangerous opportunities and a Christmas present by Schick.

The Lupi are once more angry and disappointed after having lost another top Serie A match. Its inability to score goals heavily affected the overall performances of Di Francesco‘s men. Although Juventus approached the game with vigor and competitive nastiness imposing their plays, Roma had a few great opportunities to come back and find the equalizer. Opportunities that you can’t miss when you’re playing an away match against a team that won the last six Serie A titles.

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Di Francesco can work on the mentality of his squad pushing his men to do better without being overwhelmed by fear and emotions but he cannot change the fruitless mode of his strikers. Although Roma was deserving the defeat until the last 15 minutes of the game, when Schick, Pellegrini, and Under entered on the field the situation flipped over. The Lupi insistently attacked the enemy lines hitting the woodwork with Florenzi (the 17th of the current season), and putting Allegri‘s guys in trouble pushing from the flanks.

Roma’s pressure made Juventus lose trust and patience and when the defense of the bianconeri conceded to Schick the last opportunity the Czech talent wore a Santa mask bringing a Christmas present to the side of Turin. His shot precisely hit Wojciech Szczęsny who desperately closed as much space as possible running ahead toward the striker.

Juventus defused the giallorossi and Roma graced the bianconeri. The Allianz Stadium is an inviolable fortress for the team of the Italian capital.

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About Stefano Bernardini 4030 Articles
A Roman between New York, Philadelphia, and Rome achieving his dreams. Persistence can make extraordinary things happen. Editor of AS ROMA 360 | Collaborated with & Calcio e Finanza | Reported on Major League Soccer | Featured on Bleacher Report & OneFootball EN.

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