The Giallorossi played a sloppy match at the Stadio Marassi. Although the group was missing key players, Fonseca’s side should have done something more to win (Stats).
Ranieri’s hand on Sampdoria seems to be already effective. The Blucerchiati halted Roma at the Stadio Marassi playing a very conservative match. Although the Giallrossi have not suffered much, the group should have done something more to pocket important three points.
Paulo Fonseca was sitting on the stands due to his disqualification and his men didn’t put on the pitch that malice needed to bring the loot home. Only 9 shots on goal for Roma today and 6 of those off-target. Although they kept possession throughout the 90 minutes, the Giallorossi made only 3 shots from inside the box.
Claudio Ranieri wanted his side to clog the midfield so that Roma had to play wide. His strategy was successful.
Sampdoria-Roma | Serie A 2019-20 | Stats
- Ball possession: 34% – 66%
- Total shots: 11 – 9
- Shots inside box: 8 – 3
- Shots outside box: 3 – 6
- Goalkeeper saves: 1 – 4
- Passes: 267 – 512
(Stats by SofaScore)