Roma’s Perfect Start Stuns Braga. Dzeko, Mayoral Two Reliable Options

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The Giallorossi left Portugal with a solid advance after the 0-2 advance over Sporting Braga. Dzeko and Mayoral scored one goal each and Fonseca can celebrate the good performance of his men.

The Europa League away match against Carlos Carvalhal‘s side could have been a very tough obstacle for the Lupi that, instead, clearly approached the match with the right attitude putting it on their side since the start. Fonseca can confidently implement a moderate turnover without diminishing the potential of his team.

Roma seems to be a solid side at this time, the group has confidence and quality. Paulo Fonseca praised his men for today’s performance. In the post-match interview, the Portuguese coach highlighted the good performance of Edin Dzeko and Borja Mayoral. Two strikers capable of scoring important goals and who gave Roma a precious advantage in this stage of the Europa League.


  • Ball possession: 52% – 48%
  • Shots on target: 1 – 3
  • Shots inside box: 2 – 6
  • Big chances: 0 – 3

(Stats by SofaScore)

The performance of the Giallorossi today was remarkable in the defensive phase as well. Although Cristante had to be replaced by Peres only after 7 minutes due to an injury, the line played by Fonseca was very reliable.

  • Blocked shots: 4
  • Tackles: 11
  • Interceptions: 15
  • Clearances: 15

(Stats by SofaScore)

Yes, it was a great show of team spirit. Spinazzola and Karsdorp played well in those positions as well as Veretout who did well as a full-back. It was tough, but the defenders held up well.

Paulo Fonseca said to SKY Sport after Sporting Braga v Roma: 0-2

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