A pretty average game for a rough win. Eusebio Di Francesco had anticipated this during the press conference. Concentration is key. Sometimes you also win games like this during a long season. Roma came from the big test against Chelsea. It was important not to lower the concentration.
The team did not shine like in London, the game plan was not so fluid in midfield and not so sharp upfront, but most importantly Roma did not concede anything at the back. Torino did not create a single goal chance, our keeper Alisson had somehow an easy afternoon. But Roma found hard to break the deadlock until midway in the second half. Aleksandar Kolarov set piece strike resolved the game for Roma. The Serbian valued 5 million by Manchester City, half of the price Roma sold Mario Rui to Napoli in the summer. A real crack, so much personality and ability to stand out from the rest. A giant on that left band, another cracking goal after Chelsea, three points that help Roma climb up the standings.
No time to rest. On Wednesday comes minnow Crotone, surely Di Francesco will make a turnover, maybe good time to finally see in the field both Schick and Karsdorp, practically at their debut in Serie A. More cannon ammunition to continue the chase at the top and of the league and qualify in Champions. Daje Roma!