The performances of the giallorossi at the beginning of the 2018-19 campaign are very poor. Roma are not solid anymore and the backline suffers terribly.
Although the Roma fans and football experts were pushing Eusebio Di Francesco to change the Roma tactical approach, the Italian coach implemented an incomplete 4-2-3-1 that halted his team against AC Milan at Stadio San Siro on Friday.
Roma are not a solid side anymore. The backline is often full of holes, the midfield is not shielding properly, and the offensive players are not able to create dangerous opportunities because isolated up there.
The data unveil Roma’s inability to absorb the enemy threats and their deficient tactical position on the field. In the first three Serie A match of the 2018-19 campaign, Di Francesco’s side have suffered 53 shots on goal, an enormous amount of opportunities that are there to highlight the complete tactical inefficiency of his team.
The match against AC Milan further amplified the alarm triggered last Monday against Atalanta. Roma shot on goal only 6 times at Stadio San Siro with an xG (Expected Goal) value of 0.32. This the worst Roma offensive performance since Di Francesco’s arrival in the Italian capital.
The AC Milan-Roma overall stats are there to testify that the Gennaro Gattuso‘s men deserved the win against a confused, slow, and distracted team.
- Shots: 26-6;
- Shots on Target: 10-2;
- Passing Accuracy: 90%-85%;
- Passing Accuracy Opp-Half: 86%-80%;
- Possession: 51%-49%;
- Duels Won: 49-51.