Roma lost their last two Serie A matches against Sassuolo and Bologna. They conceded opportunities and goals practically at the same time in both games.
When things happen repeatedly, it’s necessary to evaluate them carefully. The Giallorossi are passing through another really tough moment. Their shocking beginning of 2020 seems to be inexplicable.
Paulo Fonseca and his men collected 4 home defeats and just one point in the Derby della Capitale since the beginning of the new year, a booty that does not make their passionate fans happy and proud. But signs must be noted and analyzed in order to find the right answers.
In the last two Serie A matches, Roma conceded goals almost the same way and in the same minutes. On February 1st, 2020, after Caputo‘s brace (7′ & 16th minute) that stunned the Lupi, Duricic scored the 3-0 in the 26’th minute. In the second half, instead, Lorenzo Pellegrini got a red card (63′ rd minute) and Veretout scored the 2-3 in the 73rd minute.
Numbers and events have sadly repeated against Bologna last Sunday. Orsolini broke the deadlock in the 16th minute and the Lupi got the equalizer thanks to Denswil‘s own goal. The 26th minute was once again fatal for Roma, though. The former Atalanta man Barrow scored the 1-2 and the 1-3 in the 51st minute. Although Mkhitaryan‘s header had given hope to the Giallorossi (72nd minute), Cristante got a red card which annihilated the chances of an epic comeback.
Events that repeated themselves have affected Roma in the last two Serie A matches.