The giallorossi collect a point at the stadio Olimpico in front of their furious fans. Milan’s Piatek scores the opener but Zaniolo catches the rossoneri.
Di Francesco can be happy of the positive reaction of his men after the horrible defeat against Fiorentina. Roma played a good match facing a compact team wisely led by Gennaro Gattuso. Piatek‘s goal during the first half had complicated the situation for the Lupi but EDF’s group deservedly filled the gap.
Although Milan managed the possession of the ball (44% – 56%) Roma had several opportunities to score (shots on target 7 – 5). Donnarumma saved his teammates a few times with prodigious efforts and the post saved him when, by the end of the match, Lorenzo Pellegrini redirected Kolarov‘s cross towards the net.
The giallorossi pushed hard on the flanks thanks to the very good performance of Karsdorp and Schick. Roma collected many corner kicks albeit they didn’t have the ability to convert them to goals (10 – 2).
Di Francesco played the legendary captain Daniele De Rossi after three months and the Italian midfielder repaid him with a wise performance. Remarkable his ability to keep the lines very tight. His charisma helped the team to find the equalizer right at the beginning of the second 45 minutes.
Roma-Milan | Stats
- Ball possession: 44% – 56%
- Total shots: 17 – 8
- Shots on target: 7 – 5
- Corner kicks: 10 -2
- Offsides: 4 – 3
- Fouls: 15 – 9
- Goalkeeper saves: 4 – 7
- Passes: 384 – 524
(Stats by SofaScore)