Genoa 4-1 Rome
Buts: Guðmundsson (5my), Retegui (45my), Thorsby (74my) a Messiah (81my) for the Rossoblu // Cristante (22my) for the wolf
In the field of Genoa, Roma was devastated and already suffered its third defeat of the season (1-4). A match started in the worst possible way by José Mourinho’s men. Taken off by Kevin Strootman, Albert Guðmundsson sneaks into the area and squares with his left foot to Rui Patricio just five minutes in (1-0, 5my). Forced to react, Wolf struggles to find her attackers. Faced with this impasse, the solution finally comes from Leonardo Spinazzola who places a pancake on Bryan Cristante’s head for Roma’s tie. (1-1, 22my). And then, little, apart from fouls, yellow cards (three in this first act) and a small handful of injuries in the first thirty minutes (Milan Badelj and Strootman for Genoa, Diego Llorente for Roma). We then calmly head towards the escape when Guðmundsson, after a great number, finds Morten Thorsby whose subtle delivery allows Mateo Retegui to finish the job. (2-1, 45my).
Once again led, the Giallorossi were much more incisive and conquering when they returned from the locker room. Romelu Lukaku even thinks about placing the pawn at 2-2 but is surprised by the patrol for leaving too early (53my). Lorenzo Pellegrini and company, largely dominant, nevertheless learn a lesson in realism from the Red Blue, huddled in front of its surface since the reboot. From a corner, Thorsby takes advantage of a deflection by Radu Drăgușin to make Mourinho pale (3-1, 74my). The Portuguese coach even turned red a few moments later, when Júnior Messias, completely alone at the far post, buried the last Roman hopes. (4-1, 81my). With only one success in six days, Roma is now sixteenth, just two lengths from the red zone.
At least it allows Houssem Aouar to feel almost at home.
Genoa (3-5-2): Martínez – Drăgușin, Bani, Vásquez – Sabelli (De Winter, 46my), Frendrup, Badelj (Thorsby, 11my), Strootman (Kutlu, 30my), Matturro (Messiah, 76my) – Retegui, Guðmundsson. Coach : Alberto Gilardino.
Rome (3-4-2-1): Patricio – Mancini (Belotti, 46my), Llorente (Above, 24my), Ndicka – Kristensen, Cristante, Paredes (Azmoun, 78my), Spinazzola (Aouar, 78my) – Dyabla, Pellegrini (El Shaarawy, 78my) – Lukaku. Coach : Jose Mourinho.
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