The giallorossi have been demolished at the Stadio San Paolo. A scary second half for Roma.
Sometimes, numbers can explain what happens on the field. Although football is a weird sport in which if you don’t score you cannot win, the performance of the Lupi against Napoli has been extremely disappointing under a physical, tactical, and mental standpoint.
Roma‘s second half represents a point of no return for the club of the eternal city. Di Francesco‘s men have been annihilated without mercy. Stats are there to testify the absolute hegemony of the Partenopei on Sunday.
Roma’s 154 passes during the second half are a negative record for EDF’s side, a team that usually manages the possession of the ball imposing its high quality. In the second 45 minutes, the giallorossi have shot on goal only 3 times and on target just once. The most alarming data for Roma, though, is the 0 big chance created after the halftime break. EDF’s side has been totally at the mercy of Ancelotti‘s men.
Roma’s 109 accurate passes with a mediocre 71% of accuracy is another aspect that must be carefully analyzed by the directors of the club. Although Eusebio Di Francesco is not the only responsible for these ‘dramatic’ Serie A performances, Roma was distracted, unprepared, and…almost absent yesterday at the Stadio San Paolo.
When a top team is forced to 28 clearances it means that something went wrong.