Roma returns with 3 valuable points from the Scida stadium, holds tight to third place and gnaws precious points that further bring the Giallorossi closer to the Milanese duo in the lead. Home and dry. The match was wrapped up in 30 mins more or less, thanks to the splendid brace from Borja Mayoral and the penalty shot by Mkhitaryan that sealed victory. Second half came with some obvious changes but saw a drop in concentration, the team relaxed a bit.
Yet, apart from a couple of chances, Crotone was evident that it was not able to worry that much. In the end the team managed well. The mini-turnover worked, whoever was called a responded well, Mayoral in the first place, who also scored a fabulous goal. It should be noted the great performance of Cristante in front of the defense, the usual Villar all-rounder everywhere, Mkhitaryan always devastating, author of great assists.
Negative notes instead for the Peres / Perez duo. While we know Bruno, a backup with his obvious limitations, Carles instead is a player who has great numbers when it comes to leap forward and shooting on goal but for some time he has never managed to break through. A player who is somewhat reminiscent of Cengiz Under in terms of characteristics. But he has to do better, be more responsive and play harder. But now we are at the crossroads.
Two key matches now that will tell us where this team really can go. Inter on Sunday at the Olimpico, then on Friday the derby with Lazio. So far with the big teams we have collected only two draws with Milan and Juve, while we have lost soundly against Napoli and Atalanta. An opportunity to change gear, to make the definitive leap in quality. These matches will tell us whether in the league we must continue to aim for a place in the Champions League or if there is more, higher up.
Among other things, we are almost all players available if Fonseca also recovers the services of Spinazzola, essential for the left wing. In short, Inter are strong, with Lukaku even more so. But we are there too, on the wings of enthusiasm, the team is there, with high morale, we have to try. Also for Morgan De Sanctis, to whom we wish a great good luck for a speedy recovery. Daje Roma.