Roma Scores 3 Goals in 9 Minutes. Fonseca’s Plan Worked Wonderfully

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The Giallorossi collected three points at the Stadio Olimpico with remarkable team performance. Roma defeated Verona 3-1 slightly changing its tactical approach.

The Lupi played a great first-half today and deserved the win. Paulo Fonseca perfectly studied Verona’s strengths and weaknesses and put in place his strategy. Tight lines and extreme pressure starting from the defenders, the Portuguese coach didn’t give space of action to Juric‘s offensive players.

Gianluca Mancini completely annihilated Mattia Zaccagni, the talented Italian winger made only 30 touches and lost possession many times (9). The defender of the Lupi, instead, shined and supported his side showing great physicality, positive attitude, and temper (63 touches, 91% accurate passes, 5 interceptions, and 3 tackles).


  • Ball possession: 48% – 52%
  • Total shots: 15 – 8
  • Shots on target: 6 – 1
  • Big chances: 3 – 1

(Stats by SofaScore)

Roma‘s fullbacks were fundamental in the development of the offensive strategies today. Spinazzola and Karsdorp consistently pushed forward keeping Faraoni and Lazovic quiet and under pressure. But both players also supported the defense especially when Verona scored the 3-1 and tried to get back into the match.


  • Touches: 62 – 45
  • Accurate passes: 84% – 79%
  • Interceptions: 1 – 3

(Stats by SofaScore)

Mkhitaryan did great as well. The Armenian star doubled the lead two minutes after Mancini’s opener and led the offensive line with the genius of a strategist and the experience of a champion.

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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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