Roma Vs Udinese
It was an indifferent display from the Giallorossi, who looked tired and moreover in the middle of an attack. And similar to the Samp match, Roma gave goals to the opponents.
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The defeat against the Rossoneri was a major blow to Roma’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League via the domestic route. This is because Atalanta moved nine points clear of the Giallorossi after beating Thursday’s rivals Udinese in a hot game in Friuli.
However, Udinese made life difficult for La Dea, with less than 10 minutes to go through Zapata’s goal. Udinese equalized through Kevin Lasagna (31′), but Luis Muriel’s double (71′, 79′) gave the visitors a 3-1 lead. Zebrette did not give up easily as Lasagna scored his home in the 87th minute. But it was too little too late as Udinese lost 3-2 at home. The loss left Zebrette without a win in nine consecutive league games.
Both teams will look to bounce back from their defeats at the weekend when they meet at the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday evening. But before we get to the keys to Thursday’s game, let’s take a look at the last time these two teams met in October.
The first time the two sides met, Roma traveled to Friuli for a tricky midweek clash. Like now, the Giallorossi played in a brutal match. Playing twice a week and hit by injuries, no one would have been surprised that Roma stumbled in the game after their victory over Milan in Udine.
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In the 13th minute, Roma took the lead after a goal by Nicolò Zaniolo. However, disaster seemed to have struck when Federico Fazio received a straight red card for a tackle by Stefano Okaka on Pau Lopez. Roma are down to 10 men with a shortlist for their fourth game in 10 days.
But instead of going down to Udinese, the Giallorossi produced one of their best team performances of the season. The numerical disadvantage did not stop the Giallorossi from throwing it at the Zebrette, who at the weekend had just suffered seven in Atalanta.
Chris Smalling managed to double the advantage of the Giallorossi after a corner in the 51st minute. Then, a few minutes later, Justin Kluivert put the game out of reach when Roma’s beautifully constructed counterattack hit Udinese. Finally, in the 65th minute, Aleksandras Kolarovas scored a free kick. In the night, Roma returned to the capital, winning 4-0.
This season, when others around him gave up due to injuries and bad form, the Frenchman was Roma’s regular central defender. In fact, Veretout appeared in every Roma game this season after the first two. However, for the first time, Paulo Fonseca will not have the option of a yellow card suspension.
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Veretout is the engine of Roma’s midfield. As such, Fonseca will not only have to replace the player who ran the second most kilometers in Roma’s first two games, but also the man who led the Giallorossi in assists and tackles. Veretout is much more than just hustle and bustle
Gonzalo Villar is currently being eyed for a place in the Giallorossi XI. However, Veretout’s role will almost certainly go to Bryan Cristante with Villar sitting deeper. Cristante is often criticized for not being a deep-lying midfielder, so it will be interesting to see him play in a more box-to-box role. How the Italian can play Veretout’s role could go a long way in seeing Roma win this one.
The Giallorossi conceded three goals in the first two games. This is not a very large amount. But when you think about how Roma conceded those goals, it’s a bit annoying. In Roma’s opener, a bad pass by Amadou Diawara allowed Manolo Gabbiadini to open the scoring after Antonio Mirante was hung out to dry.
Then against Milan, another poor pass, this one by Zappacosta, threw Milan. Mirante was able to save Milan’s initial attempt, as well as the rebound. However, the third time was the charm as Roma failed to pull back the first two goals. Then, with Milan leading 1-0, Chris Smalling was whistled for a free-kick that put the Rossoneri out of reach.
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Those three goals were completely avoidable and while Roma were able to recover from Sampo’s goal, the gift given to Milan would never come back. Roma’s attack was non-existent at San Siro (more on that in a minute), but without these two tricks, the Giallorossi would probably earn a point. Udinese might not be the most impressive opponents, but the likes of Rodrigo De Paul and Kevin Lasagna could make Roma pay if they are not more organised.
The Giallorossi’s attack disappeared at San Siro on Sunday. Roma managed only one shot on target and never threatened Gigi Donnarumma’s goal. It was a tired display in which Henrikh Mkhitaryan was the only player who showed any attacking spark. Edin Dzeko, meanwhile, looks like a shell of the man who scored the nail-biting brace against Sampa.
If the Milan game showed anything, it’s that Roma need players not named Dzeko to start contributing goals. Too often, like Dzeko, Roma attack, especially when Zaniolo comes out. Fonseca is hoping that an Udinese team, with four players from Roma back in October, can help cure the Giallorossi’s attacking woes when they face Napoli on Sunday.
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The scoring spree had to end at some point, right? After consecutive defeats of six and five goals, and Udinese’s 4-0 drubbing of Napoli last time out, you’d be forgiven for expecting a lot of goals in this one. Unfortunately for the crowd who were hoping for a similar result, Roma overcame Udinese’s storm in the second half to win the match 1-0, a significant departure from their recent points tally.
From the announcement of the line-up until the first 10 minutes of the match, it was clear that Mourinho had ordered to remove the taste of defeat for generations from the Verona game, and the Giallorossi started very much on the foot of ahead and took the game to an end. Udinese threatened from the first minute and several times, especially with Mkhitaryan’s early chance at the top of the box.
Although the hosts had many chances, Udinese started to enter the game after the first 10 minutes and started to threaten themselves, causing headaches for the Roma defense on several occasions. Credit to Roma as they weathered Udinese’s reaction to keep control of the game, dominate possession and look for that tricky pass in the hope of breaking the deadlock. Udinese were happy to pass the ball to Roma and look to hit the bench.
I must say that at this point in the game, almost half an hour in, it is the exact response you wanted to see from the team after the defeat in Verona. Of course, Roma hadn’t scored yet, but the level of confidence shown from the start was very encouraging. Looking at the Fonseca era, we are probably being tougher than we should be, but I don’t think we are seeing that kind of response from the team after last year’s defeat.
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Despite this period of dominance, Udinese showed signs of a threat, mainly with a cross in the 35th minute in the penalty box which fortunately hit the leg of a Roma player. Almost as if this near-coincidence resulted in a change in Roma’s team, they responded immediately with Calafiori beating his man.