Roma Suffers a Bitter Defeat After a Good Performance. Juventus wins 2-0

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The Giallorossi comfortably managed possession but Ronaldo scored the opener at the first opportunity. Roma made mistakes in the final third.

A difficult and above all surprising match in its development. While Roma managed possession and showed a positive attitude and tactical acumen, Juventus sat back and hit the Giallorossi with dangerous counterattacks.

Cristiano Ronaldo made a difference today. He scored the opener and hit the crossbar in the first half. Although it is not surprising that the Portuguese champion is capable of changing the outcome of a match, Juventus relied on the genius of its star to collect today’s win.

JUVENTUS v ROMA: 2-0 | Stats

  • Ball possession: 48% – 52%
  • Shots on goal: 3 – 14
  • Shots on target: 2 – 3
  • Shots inside box: 2 – 5
  • Corner kicks: 2 – 9

(Stats by SofaScore)

Fonseca‘s tactical variation worked well, though. The Portuguese coach clogged the midfield line and managed possession keeping Juventus under pressure throughout the 90 minutes.

The truth is that the most important thing is the three points and Juventus got them. But as a coach, I have to take everything into consideration. It’s fair to say that we played a match with courage and quality. That’s why I must be confident about the future.

Paulo Fonseca said to Roma TV after Juventus-Roma 2-0

Good performance by Spinazzola, Mancini, and Villar. The Italian fullback consistently provided offensive support from the left flank. The Spanish playmaker showed vision, touch, and quality even against a tough opponent. Mancini has a great personality and plays with ardor. The Italian defender seems to be the real leader of Roma’s defensive line.

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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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