Roma played a convincing Europa League match after their last bad Serie A spell but a questionable penalty in the extra time condemned them (Stats).
Nobody can say that Fonseca’s men would not have deserved the victory today at the Stadio Olimpico. But a wrong decision by the referee not only changed the final outcome of today’s clash but it has also complicated Roma’s Europa League path. The Lupi are leading Group J with 5 points but two sides are just one point behind.
Although Borussia M’gladbach consistently kept the ball possession in the eternal city (44% v 56%) both sides had 3 big chances today. The backline of the Lupi, instead, did a remarkable performance putting their opponents offsides 7 times.
Fonseca‘s group fought against adversity and under a deluge that has complicated the situation. 10 shots inside the box for the Giallorossi who have hit the target only once, though.
Roma-Borussia M’gladbach | Europa League 2019-20 | Stats
- Total shots: 12 – 15
- Corner kicks: 6 – 4
- Fouls: 20 – 14
- Passes: 393 – 494
- Accurate passes: 76% – 84%
(Stats by SofaScore)