Roma: A Renewed Defensive Solidity Defused by a Penalty (Stats)

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Roma played a convincing Europa League match after their last bad Serie A spell but a questionable penalty in the extra time condemned them (Stats).

Nobody can say that Fonseca’s men would not have deserved the victory today at the Stadio Olimpico. But a wrong decision by the referee not only changed the final outcome of today’s clash but it has also complicated Roma’s Europa League path. The Lupi are leading Group J with 5 points but two sides are just one point behind.

Although Borussia M’gladbach consistently kept the ball possession in the eternal city (44% v 56%) both sides had 3 big chances today. The backline of the Lupi, instead, did a remarkable performance putting their opponents offsides 7 times.

Fonseca‘s group fought against adversity and under a deluge that has complicated the situation. 10 shots inside the box for the Giallorossi who have hit the target only once, though.

Roma-Borussia M’gladbach | Europa League 2019-20 | Stats

  • Total shots: 12 – 15
  • Corner kicks: 6 – 4
  • Fouls: 20 – 14
  • Passes: 393 – 494
  • Accurate passes: 76% – 84%

(Stats by SofaScore)

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About Stefano Bernardini 3992 Articles
A Roman between New York, Philadelphia, and Rome achieving his dreams. Persistence can make extraordinary things happen. Editor of AS ROMA 360 | Collaborated with Calciomercato.it & Calcio e Finanza | Reported on Major League Soccer | Featured on Bleacher Report & OneFootball EN.

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