A victory that could not be otherwise. Spal were brushed away, a determined but modest team, with a Roma team that immediately seemed wantin g to go to to close the match quickly and start thinking about Qarabag.
In the field we saw Cengiz Under, then also the last 20 minutes for Schick, finally. And the return on the field after 6 months of Emerson Palmieri. The Roma finds again important players, even if not yet ready. Cengiz has given some good inputs, but we can see that he is still young with ample room for improvement. The highly anticipated Schick showed some play but is still in evident approximate condition, he also missed an easy goal too. We are convinced that this boy will be a good weapon in the second part of the championship. Emerson is back after the injury on the day of Totti farewell, will be very important change for Kolarov.
The referee and the VAR were under the spotlight, for the first time in favour of Roma at the Olimpico, last man foul Dzeko and red card for the Spal player after 10 minutes of play. Roma had the stage set, easy with goals of Dzeko, Strootman and Pellegrini, and it could have been more. Then Manolas intervention that gives the penalty to Spal, scored with the former Giallorosso Viviani in the second attempt. Repeated penalty, Alisson saves but then ball in the net on the ricochet. The same Alisson is the main man of a risky backheel in the penalty area, succeeded with class. Better still, a great Florenzi gets on many Spal players on the wing with backheels and various pirouettes, just applauses. Great match also Lorenzo Pellegrini who scores a very nice goal.
So, Roma returns to victory, Juventus shortens the standings winning the clash in Naples, waiting for the Inter result today. it is clear, there are 4 teams to challenge for the Scudetto, in the space of 4-5 points, with Roma with a match in hand. An open contest, in short. Too bad for the two points lost in Genoa … Soon the clash in Turin before Christmas. Meanwhile, there is a very important Champions League match on Tuesday, Qarabag arrives at the Stadio Olimpico, they have already taken two points away from Atletico, to the advantage of Roma. We do not underestimate them and we do not waste the opportunity to progress! Daje Roma!