The City is ours! A big win for Roma, exactly what Eusebio Di Francesco was hoping for to regain trust in his men and to put behind the awful start. But also to regain trust from the fans.
The Derby was crucial in this sense. Losing was not an option. Draw acceptable. Winning was the dream. And so was it. The coach restarted from midweek 4-2-3-1 that was so successful against Frosinone. EDF turned back to Edin Dzeko to lead the line, while Florenzi went on to cover the right wing in place of Cengiz.
EDF’s side did manage to hold the fort, it was an even game but with Roma actually creating the half’s best scoring chances. After Pastore pulled off due to injury, Lorenzo Pellegrini decided to emulate him by scoring with a clever backheel, Pastore’s trademark so far this season. Lazio equaliser through Ciro Immobile gave way to lost hope for the Romanisti, until Kolarov free kick and Fazio secured the 3-1 final result. And well deserved. With great spirit, at last.
Pellegrini, Santon and the new kids on the block were impressive on the day but we need consistency. We must see them more often performing like this. Same for the rest of the team. So, we won the battle not the war. Next Plzen. Don’t stop me now. Forza Roma.