The giallorossi need their offensive leader to develop proper offensive strategies. He is a point of reference for the group.
Schick‘s disappointing performance at the Stadio Dall’Ara highlighted Dzeko‘s importance for this team even more. The Czech striker has no confidence in himself and his teammates seem to feel his lack of mental freshness. Roma repeatedly slammed against Bologna‘s solid wall but the situation slightly changed only when Di Francesco played Edin Dzeko.
The physicality of the Bosnia international made the difference and his ability to attack the space making the right offensive moves disoriented Donadoni‘s backline. The goal that he scored in the 75th minute produced a change of mental balance between the two teams. In the last 15 minutes, Roma pushed to win the game without achieving the desired result.
Bologna v Roma Stats | (by WhoScored.com)
- 6 | Shots | 17
- 1 | Shots on target | 5
- 68% | Pass Success % | 85%
- 42% | Aerial Duel Success | 58%
- 5 | Dribbles won | 15
- 7 | Tackles | 5
- 31% | Possession | 69%