The Giallorossi wiped out Gotti’s men scoring three goals and managing the game since the start. Villar impeccable on De Paul. Veretout scored a brace at the Stadio Olimpico.
Roma reacted promptly to the bitter defeat suffered last week against Juventus. Fonseca’s side started and ended the game with the right approach annihilating Udinese.
The performance of the Giallorossi was remarkable since the star. Veretout seemed to be omnipresent. The Frenchmen scored a brace with a peremptory header and a precise penalty. The Lupi had also scored the third goal in the first half, but the referee correctly called it off.
ROMA v UDINESE: 3-0 | Stats
- Ball possession: 52% – 48%
- Total shots: 13 – 6
- Shots on target: 5 – 1
- Shots inside box: 10 – 3
- Big chances: 5 – 0
(Stats by Sofascore)
Gonzalo Villar is a pivotal player in this group. The Spaniard almost man-marked Udinese’s star Rodrigo De Paul forcing the Argentine midfielder to lose 28 possessions. The playmaker of the Giallorossi, instead, consistently managed the phases of the match (71 touches with remarkable accuracy 86%).
The performance of Borja Mayoral gives us the opportunity to appreciate Paulo Fonseca‘s offensive strategies as well. The 23-year-old former Real Madrid striker covered different areas of the pitch even shifting on the sides when needed. His continuous movement created the necessary spaces for Mkhitaryan, Veretout, and Pellegrini.
The indisputable commander of the defense department was Gianluca Mancini. The Italy international dominated the scene once again (3 clearances, 73 touches, 90% accuracy, 1 big chance created.)