Roma leave the Champions League with a defeat after a penalty given to Porto using the video assistant technology. The giallorossi would have deserved something more.
Although Porto scored three goals today, Edin Dzeko‘s double-chance in the second half of the extra time weigh heavily on the final result. If we analyze the numbers of this clash, the Portuguese powerhouse have demonstrated their technical wisdom and tenacity.
Roma‘s backline has suffered once more, but this can not be a surprise given the seasonal performance of Di Francesco’s side. Porto kept the possession during the 90 minutes (59% – 41%) dominating the scene and putting pressure on the Lupi. 31 shots on goal for Conceicao‘s team (Roma 15) albeit both side have centered the target only a few times (9 – 2).
Di Francesco played a three-man defense in order to intercept the ball quickly and relive Manolas, Juan Jesus, and Marcano, but the outcome has been disappointing. The Roma jewel Zaniolo did not shine at Estadio do Dragao, too much pressure on him in such a big European stage.
Porto kicked Roma out from the Champions League edition 2018-19 leaving the club of Trigoria with a big question mark…Should Di Francesco still lead this team until the end of the season? The next few hours will reveal the final decision.
Porto-Roma 3-1 | Stats | Champions League 2018-19
- Ball possession: 59% – 41%
- Total shots: 31 – 15
- Shots on target: 9 – 2
- Corner kicks: 10 – 8
- Big chances: 4 – 2
- Goalkeeper saves: 0 – 6
- Passes: 589 – 399
(Stats by SofaScore)