Would rather avoid to report a game like this. A strange game of football. Still have no idea of what exactly happened.
Positive signs in recent games, 4 wins in a row, Roma seemed to be out of the woods. And positive early signs yesterday with Roma showing confidence, straight on the pitch looking to bag the 3 points. But then when you fail to score and think the result would come anyway, then you have a problem. And SPAL took full advantage.
A dodgy penalty was the game changer. Ok. But still, not an excuse. Roma lost focus, Spal looked better, and the Roma performance was not good enough. Olsen even made a couple of great saves, shows who deserved victory.
After Federico Santander, kevin Bonifazi was another one to score his first goal in Serie A. The last time Spal scored 2 goals in Serie A without conceding was in 1965. Against who? Roma, of course. Last but not least. Yesterday goalscorer Petagna: his grandfather was sitting on the Spal bench in 1965. Says it all.
So, very disappointing. More points against lost at the Olimpico against small teams. It’a hard to explain why. It’s a mystery why this approach and fragility. But no time to think. Champions League on Tuesday. To beat CSKA Moscow is a must. We know we are capable. Get up now and do it. Daje!