The Giallorossi are slowly finding the right balance on the pitch albeit Fonseca’s offensive football gives too many opportunities to Roma’s opponents.
Football is made of great touches, top-players, and tactical strategies. There are very conservative coaches out there and those who, instead, love offensive systems. Paulo Fonseca can be definitely included in the second category but the Portuguese coach must find the right countermeasures to stop the enemy‘s attacks.
According to CIES football observatory and the stats provided by InStats, Roma conceded an average of 5 shots on target per match since the beginning of the 2019-20 Serie A season. Roma‘s worst performance was in the Derby della Capitale against Lazio (9 shots on target conceded to the Biancoazzurri). Although the Lupi won the last match over Lecce (0-1), Fonseca’s side was very permissive with their opponents (6 shots on target conceded).
In the bloody home defeat against Atalanta, instead, the Giallorossi had conceded 5 shots on target to Gasperini‘s group. That performance seemed to be the worst since the beginning of the season but, instead, Roma had had many chances to score the opener.
Roma | Shots on Target Conceded | Serie A 2019-20
- vs Genoa (Home): 4 shots;
- vs Lazio (Away): 9 shots;
- vs Sassuolo (Home): 3 shots;
- vs Bologna (Away): 3 shots;
- vs Atalanta (Home): 5 shots;
- vs Lecce (Away): 6 shots.
(Stats by CIES football observatory & InStats)