Score: A.S Roma 1 Udinese FT
Following a very defeat victory on Sunday night in Verona, Roma returned home to the Stadio Olimpico as they tried to get themselves back on track before the derby on Sunday as they welcomed udinese to the capital who had just suffered a humiliating 4-0 loss. In what turned out to be a significant game for both teams before Napoli beat them up, they had a scorching start to the season. The importance of the results on Thursday night was essential. Roma were the favorites going into it especially being at home, and they showed it early with their complete control during the first half. Udinese didn’t even register a shot on target till late in the first half, but Roma dominated had their chances, and eventually, they broke through. After a brilliant run by Ricardo Calafiori, Tammy Abraham put away his through ball as Roma took a 1-0 lead near the end of the first half. During the second half, the game opened up for udinese; however, it didn’t seem like they were going to capitalize on it even though they had a few chances very rarely did they test Rui Patricio. This wasn’t a necessarily thrilling match, but it had its moments. Roma, with a goal, should have put them away in the second half, but it did not come to fruition late in the game. Lorenzo Pellegrini was given a ridiculous red card decision now. As Roma’s best player now, we’ll miss the derby, but Roma still managed to hold on a Tammy Abraham’s goal was enough to secure the three-point as they get back in business with a significant victory for Jose Mourinho side. The Derby awaits.
Jose Mourinho would kind of his Roma team out of the typical 4-2-3-1 formation. In goal would be Rui Patricio. At left-back starting, his second consecutive game would be Ricardo calafiori; beside him would be the center-back partnership of Rodger Ibanez and Gianluca Mancini, then at right-back would be the Flying Dutchman Rick karsdorp. The defensive Midfield would be made up of Jordan veretout and Bryan cristante. In central Midfield would be the in-form Lorenzo Pellegrini to his left would be and henrikh Mkhitaryan then on the opposite side on the right-wing would be Nicolo zaniolo. Upfront As Roma’s Central Striker would be Tammy Abraham.
After preparations and predictions, the match got underway at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Roma asserted themselves in the match very early, an opening chance in the opening 60 seconds. Henrikh Mkhitaryan firing from Deep to start the game. A few minutes later, it was an Armenian again with another strike from outside the box he came close as he hit the Left Post. Roma continued to take that momentum throughout the first half 4; minutes later, Nicolo zaniolo, on a corner, tried to put his head through the cross as he hit the other post. Roma quite easily could have already scored twice. It was a rapid start for the hosts at the Stadio Olimpico. Roma dominated; they had complete control of possession and all the chances we’re coming from Roma. As the game approached the 20th minute Lorenzo Pellegrini was denied by the keeper has Marco di Silvestro dealt with another strike from outside the box. Roma was pushing for that goal; considering how well they were playing to start the game, it felt like it was only going to be a matter of time. In the 36th minute, the moment arrived. Ricardo calafiori made a beautiful run down the wing before cutting into the box, supplying a perfect pass inside to find Tammy Abraham, who was in perfect position as he scored with the back of his foot with his back to goal as the ball rolled in the back of the net as Roma took a 1-0 lead. The Englishman’s third goal of the season as he started fast since his arrival in the summer. After 45 minutes, Roma held onto a 1-0 lead, thanks to Tammy Abraham.
It was an incredibly one-sided first half as Roma looks add to that as they were eyeing the three points. Just minutes into the second half, udinese started growing into the game a big mess in front of goal by the visitors as the pressure was on Roma a little bit now. Udinese tried to grab some momentum a little while later; another strike attempted to test Rui Patricio, but the strike from the side of the box hooked to the left, not testing the Portuguese keeper. The second half was very slow at times and didn’t have much action; it was just a tense battle between two teams coming off some losses. With 20 minutes to go, Roman made a change as Chris Smalling came in to replace Ricardo calafiori. Shortly after the change, Rui Patricio made a big save on deulofeu. Roma made another change at Stephan El Shaarawy comes in for Nicolo zaniolo. I will repeat this the best out of the young Italian; he needs to come off the bench until he gets his form back. With 15 minutes to go udinese missed yet again; it indeed has been a rough week for them getting manhandled by Napoli on the weekend and then having to play Roma in the capital tonight. Time was winding down on the game as Roma was holding on to a very narrow lead. With five minutes left, a strike from hit from Wallace missed to the left as the accuracy on the Roma goal was a problem. Roma has been brought on shomurodov for the goalscorer Tammy Abraham. El Shaarawy tried to pull one from Deep, testing the keeper but not having the accuracy required. In the 90th minute, Lorenzo Pellegrini was sent off for a ridiculous red card before the derby. Pellegrini went for the ball, raising up attempting to connect this head; he clashed with the udinese player with no malicious attempt whatsoever, but they still sent him off, and what was a genuinely outrageous decision. Time was winding down as we got to stop at each time. Rui Patricio had very little to do throughout the game until he was called into action in The 91st minute deulofeu powerful strike from Deep was dealt with by Rui Patricio amazing quick reaction as he gets a hand on it, pushing the ball over the crossbar. Udinese tried to find a moment late in the game as stoppage time ticked on, but they never found it as Roma held on to earn a 1-0 victory. The Pellegrini sending-off hurts Roma, especially with a massive game on Sunday. Still, nonetheless, Roma gets back on track with a clean sheet and a narrow 1-0 Victory as Tammy Abraham’s late first-half goal is enough Roma grabs another three points as they continued you have a promising start to the season.
Roma collects maximum points at home at the Stadio Olimpico as the Roma fans and attendance are in High Spirits and joyful mood following the victory. It wasn’t necessarily pretty, even though Roma had control on the first-half lake at this game far too close as they should have pulled away late. In fairness, they were operating off of only a few dday’srest not to mention they have one of the biggest games of the season on Sunday. Roma dealt with a game and even got a clean sheet as Roma gets continuous production from the backline and goalkeeper. Tammy Abraham continues to thrive in the Italian Capital, scoring yet another goal since his arrival from Chelsea. After suffering a tough loss on Sunday, Roma gets the reaction they were hoping for; it may not have been dominant throughout the entire game, but the important thing is they get the points, and we’ll go into the derby on Sunday with great confidence. Lazio is coming off two draws in back-to-back games against the bottom of the table; they will be heading into Sunday’s game with less optimism. Roma has won four of their opening five games; even though they didn’t have the creativity required, they should still feel good about going into that game. However, it was an absolutely ridiculous sending-off by Pellegrini, who is the team’s best player. Jose Mourinho will have to adapt with his captain out of the lineup; it makes things a little bit more complicated for Sunday’s game in what was an atrocious decision at the end of the game. The man of the match tonight goes to Tammy Abraham, who continues to be the striker that Roma have needed for many years as he is finding the back of the net regularly a narrow victory to keep Roma in good form as the Derby awaits.