The Giallorossi defeated Cagliari, collected three points, and reached the third position of Serie A. Fonseca’s side is ready to compete for the top positions of the league.
Although the team passed through highs and lows in the past few weeks, especially after the burning defeat of Bergamo against Atalanta, Roma had a prompt reaction yesterday and defeated Cagliari at the Stadio Olimpico scoring three goals and creating many opportunities.
When the Giallorossi have underperformed against a few top Serie A sides, Paulo Fonseca was harshly criticized. But the tactical touch of the Portuguese coach on the team is visible and effective.
Roma‘s roster may not be complete in all roles, but it is unquestionably made of a mix of talented and experienced players. Fonseca’s offensive strategies are perfectly interpreted by his guys and the third position in the Serie A standings is there to confirm the quality of the Portuguese coach as well.
- Points per game (last 8): 2.00
- Average goals scored (last 8): 2.25
- Average goals conceded (last 8): 1.63
Thanks to his directives, Gonzalo Villar is blossoming in midfield, Karsdorp is back to high levels of efficiency, Spinazzola is making a difference pushing from the left flank, Veretout is perfectly performing the two phases, and Mkhitaryan is leading the group with the wisdom of a commander who has fought hundreds of battles.
Roma has won 5 of its last 8 Serie A matches and collected 27 points since the beginning of the season. The offensive impact of the Giallorossi has been simply remarkable. Fonseca’s offensive trio, Dzeko, Mkhitaryan, and Pedro know how to put their opponents in trouble. The midfielders have been keeping the team balanced, the defenders punctually move forward to tighten the lines.
Many players are thriving under Fonseca‘s management. Roma seems to be ready to fight for prestigious goals.