Sassuolo-Roma 4-2, Fonseca: We didn’t play the first half

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Sassuolo swept away Roma today at the Mapei Stadium. Fonseca’s men played a very disappointing match and conceded four goals to De Zerbi’s team.

The Giallorossi are a group with two faces, the beautiful and attractive one of the Derby and the ugly and depressing one of today. An inexplicable drop in concentration compromised the match from the beginning. Roma didn’t look like a solid and reliable team against Sassuolo.

“I have to congratulate Sassuolo who won. The truth is that we didn’t play the first half. It is impossible to win if we defend like this,” Paulo Fonseca said to DAZN after Sassuolo-Roma. “It is difficult to explain such a difference between this match and that against Lazio.”

Roma’s first half seemed like a horror movie. Sassuolo’s high pressure completely defused the offensive strategies of the Lupi, a team unable to react and that conceded 3 goals in 26 minutes.

In the first 45 minutes, De Zerbi‘s men had three big chances and they had the ability to capitalize on all of them. The Neroverdi could have also scored other goals before the break.

Sassuolo-Roma 4-2 | Stats

  • Ball possession: 41% – 59%;
  • Total shots: 18 – 18;
  • Shots on target: 10 – 9;
  • Corner kicks: 5 – 11;
  • Yellow cards: 1 – 7;
  • Red cards: 0 – 1.

(Stats by SofaScore)

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