Roma v Braga 3-1, Fonseca: I Like When the Players Make Sacrifices for the Team

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Roma defeated Braga 3-1 and got access to the next round of the Europa League. Fonseca had the opportunity to rest a few players and praised the attitude of his men.

Mission completed! The Giallorossi scored three goals against Braga shooting on target four times. The Lupi approached the game very well and albeit Fonseca completely reshaped his starting XI, the team has been efficient throughout the 90 minutes and lethal in front of the goal.

Rick Karsdorp played as a centre-back while Jordan Veretout shifted on the right-wing. Both players showed dedication and pulled out a good performance.

I like when the players make sacrifices for the team and still perform well. We showed respect for a good team.

Paulo Fonseca said to SKY Sport

Amadou Diawara showed his consistency and vision today. The 23-year-old is a talented midfielder capable of moving the ball quickly and with great accuracy.

AMADOU DIAWARA | Stats by SofaScore

  • Touches: 65
  • Accurate passes: 92%

Two key passes and a goal for Carles Perez. Although the Spaniard played only 31 minutes against Braga, he clearly approached the match well and showed his speed and dribbling skills (successful attempts 4 out 4).

The coach of the Giallorossi is already focused on the next Serie A big match against Milan. The Lupi will host the Rossoneri at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

It’s really important as all other matches. The next [match] is always the most important. They are a great side. But now it’s important to recover players to prepare for this match.

Paulo Fonseca said to SKY Sport after Roma v Braga: 3-1

ROMA v BRAGA 3-1 | Stats by SofaScore

  • Ball possession: 44% – 56%
  • Total shots: 12 – 9
  • Corner kicks: 8 – 6
  • Big chances: 5 – 0
  • Hit woodwork: 2 – 0

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A Roman between New York, Philadelphia, and Rome achieving his dreams. Persistence can make extraordinary things happen. Editor of AS ROMA 360 | Collaborated with & Calcio e Finanza | Reported on Major League Soccer | Featured on Bleacher Report & OneFootball EN.

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