Roma: from dominance to defensive issues in the second half

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The Giallorossi have been playing good football so far but their efficiency drops after the halftime break.

If we take into consideration the enormous amount of injuries suffered by the Giallorossi so far, we can say that Fonseca’s group is doing well this season.

Although Roma have collected three points more than the previous Serie A season, their trend may not be enough to reach a Champions League spot.

Injuries are definitely affecting the performance of the Lupi, a group that has recently lost 2-0 against Parma due to physical difficulties having played 7 games in just 21 days.

By taking into account the performance of the Giallorossi in the current Serie A season, we can see something interesting.

In the first half, Roma scored 11 goals conceding only 3 to their opponents. If the games were to finish after 45 minutes, Fonseca‘s group would have collected 22 points, 2 less than Inter. Conte‘s side leads this particular ranking.

In the second half something changes, though. The performance of the Lupi drastically drops likely due to the lack of available players in Fonseca’s roster:

  • 9 goals scored;
  • 11 goals conceded;
  • 14 hypothetical points collected.

It’s, therefore, clear that the Giallorossi are not fully efficient after the halftime break. But it’s interesting to see that the group lacks more in the defensive phase during the second 45 minutes.

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About Stefano Bernardini 4052 Articles
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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