The giallorossi played good 45 minutes unjustifiably leaving the field during the second part of the match.
Roma have not healed yet. Di Francesco‘s side played another very disappointing match today at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. The 40,000 fans who attended the game booed off their players when the referee whistled the end of the match. The Italian coach must work hard to find the right tactical approach for his team. The simultaneous departure of Radja Nainggolan and Kevin Strootman left a vacuum apparently unbridgeable at this time.
The Roma–Chievo Verona stats are disappointing and shocking at the same time. The giallorossi conceded 13 shots on goal to the Clivensi in a Serie A home match. The gialloblu kept the possession of the ball comfortably, especially in the second half. Their 517 overall passes feature the collapse of the Lupi in the second 45 minutes.
Roma, instead, shot on goal 16 times and a ball possession of 56% throughout the game.
As Eusebio Di Francesco stated in the post-match interviews, Radovanovic‘s position put the Roma backline in trouble today. Chievo Verona seemed to be dangerous even on the flanks due to the poor performance of Kolarov and Florenzi‘s physical collapse after the half-time break.
Although D’Anna‘s side attacked more from the right flank (39%) the Clivensi shot on goal from the left side often (23%).
El Shaarawy played a good game scoring the opener with a precise volley after Florenzi’s perfect cross from the right flank. The winger covered his side of competence properly throughout the game. His 7.9 rating confirms his positive impact on the game on Sunday. He is the MVP at the Stadio Olimpico.
Roma-Chievo Verona (Stats | WhoScored.com)