The Giallorossi left the Stadio Olimpico furious yesterday. Roma blames the referees and wants to change its future.
We could talk about Roma-Cagliari for hours trying to understand the behavior of the players on the pitch as well as that of the referees. But we should all change chapter to read more pages of a book that can still be amazing.
Roma is disappointed but the best thing to do is to go ahead and think positive. The group is strong albeit Paulo Fonseca is losing pieces and his puzzle may be more difficult to complete.
Stats can tell us something more about the past Serie A clash against Nainggolan & Co. The Giallorossi know what to do on the pitch and how to develop Fonseca’s strategies. They shot on goal 21 times, 6 on target, 9 off target, and 6 of them were blocked by the opponents.
When you get to shoot 17 times from inside the box you have to score more than one goal. Although Maran had built a double protective wall in front of his goalkeeper, Dzeko, Zaniolo, and Kluivert should have done something more to knock it down.
576 overall passes with a 67% of ball possession should have brought the Giallorossi to score the winner. The nervousness following Kalinic‘s goal, albeit justified and understandable, cannot change the reality of a group that can have a great future and a pretty exciting present as well.
(Stats by SofaScore)