Roma’s Crushing But Defective Performance

Roma Fans - Olimpico stadium
Roma Fans - Olimpico stadium

Roma easily defeated SPAL at the Olimpico stadium in Rome. The giallorossi collected the three points expressing an overwhelming football with a few issues to solve.

Di Francesco is not a surprise anymore. The Italian coach is leading Roma with great mastery showing remarkable tactical skills. His players follow his wise guidance believing in a project that could reach unexpected peaks.

The Lupi dominated possession against SPAL also exploiting a numerical superiority on the field. The overall stats of the match confirm that the team trained by Leonardo Semplici has been wiped out and sent back home with broken bones.

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Roma’s crushing performance has not covered an offensive issue. The giallorossi made 37 shots scoring only three goals. This is a very disappointing 8% conversion rate. Edin Dzeko shot on goal 11 times scoring only once. Di Francesco’s men need to do better than that also to prevent opponents from believing in a comeback.

Roma’s ability to keep the possession of the ball is certainly a positive fact. The Lupi made 645 short passes and 66 long balls.

Probably, for the first time since the beginning of the season, the Lupi attacked proficiently from both flanks. Several times we mentioned the devastating qualities of the boys on the left side but today the right flank pushed fiercely and constantly (Attack sides: Left-37% | Right-36%.)

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About Stefano Bernardini 3108 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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