The giallorossi made an important step ahead toward the qualification to the next round of the Champions League. But the second-leg at the Estádio do Dragão is going to be tough and insidious.
Roma won the first clash against Porto but Lopez‘s goal right at the end of the game put the giallorossi at risk for the return match. Although the Lupi have played a wise game at the stadio Olimpico, an unfortunate deflection has frozen the hearts of the Roma fans on the stands.
Porto kept the possession of the ball today (43% – 57%) thanks to their experience and ability to play vital matches. But Di Francesco‘s men had the best chances to score. Dzeko hit the post twice and Zaniolo scored a legendary brace in front of the Roma fans.
9 shots on target for Roma (2 for Porto), in a match tactically very locked but well prepared by the two coaches. The return match at the Estádio do Dragão is going to be tough and insidious. Roma have the possibility to get to the next round of the Champions League edition 2018-19, but Porto will fight to the end to reach the stage of dreams.
Roma-Porto | Stats – Champions League
- Ball possession: 43% – 57%
- Total shots: 14 – 7
- Corner kicks: 2 – 1
- Offsides: 1 – 0
- Hit woodwork: 2 – 0
- Passes: 357 – 486
- Dispossessed: 16 – 11
(Stats by SofaScore)