Roma won their last 2 matches before the break, scoring 6 goals and conceding only once. Jose Mourinho’s team will want to make the most of home advantage when hosting Monza, before visiting Inter at San Siro.
But after a 3-0 win over Salernitana, Monza is not only unbeaten at home, but also has not lost since the beginning of September. After 8 rounds, only Napoli and Inter have taken more shots than them, and goalkeeper Michele Di Gregorio has not been beaten for around 348 minutes – the longest clean sheet in Europe’s top five leagues.
Therefore, it is not surprising that AS Roma struggled in front of their opponent’s goal. They were aggressive in finishing but could not score an opening goal, even when they had a big advantage in the first half.
In the 23rd minute, Danilo D’Ambrosio received the first yellow card, and in the 41st minute, he was sent off with an indirect red card for fouling Andrea Belotti in midfield. However, the score remained 0-0 until the 90th minute.
At this moment, Stephan El Shaarawy became the team’s hero with a goal that sealed the score 1-0. This valuable victory helped Roma rise to 6th place on the rankings.
Thanh Vu | 19:04 October 22, 2023