The Italian midfielder marvelously played his first Derby della Capitale. He was today’s MVP at Stadio Olimpico.
This is the player the Roma fans were waiting for. Lorenzo Pellegrini got the spotlight in today’s Derby della Capitale albeit he started from the bench.
When Javier Pastore picked up a calf injury, Eusebio Di Francesco played the Italy international right behind Edin Dzeko. His performance was simply marvelous.
Pellegrini scored the opener with a great back heel shot but his overall impact on the match was even greater.
Di Francesco may have found the right tactical approach for his team (4-2-3-1) and Pellegrini can play or replace Pastore as trequartista in this way.
The midfielder helped his teammates in both phases being very dangerous with his frequent offensive rides behind the enemy lines.
Today, Roma dominated and won the Derby della Capitale 3-1 but EDF could have unleashed Pellegrini’s potential. From now on, the Italian coach can count on another talented young player.
Lorenzo Pellegrini | Stats
- Pass Accuracy %: 76
- Overall Passes: 16
- Successful Tackles: 2
- Key Pass: 1
- Assist: 1
- Goal: 1