Roma Demolished By The Masters in Verticality

Di Francesco | AS Roma

The Giallorossi suffered a bad defeat in the Champions League semifinal at Anfield. Klopp’s tactical acumen made the difference.

Liverpool scored 5 goals against Roma gaining a virtual access to the Champions League final in Kiev. The German coach tactically outperformed his Italian counterpart.

Although Mohammed Salah, Firmino, and Mane have imposed electrifying rhythms to the match, Di Francesco‘s tactical approach favored the British side. Fazio, Manolas, and Juan Jesus have been intimidated, confused, and punished by the continuous acceleration of the Reds. When Henderson and Milner took the lead in midfield verticalizing quickly in order to find Liverpool’s stunning offensive trio, the match has changed radically. Klopp shattered Di Francesco’s side.

Liverpool has been able to score 5 goals in about 30 minutes without mercy. When EDF changed the tactical set-up over the last 25 minutes, Roma pressed and scared Klopp’s sprinters scoring two goals with Dzeko and Perotti.

Team Match Statistics

21 Shots 14
11 Shots on target 6
74% Pass Success % 76%
36% Aerial Duel Success 64%
7 Dribbles won 13
15 Tackles 19
49% Possession 51%

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About Stefano Bernardini 3249 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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