AS Roma vs Udinese Match Review: El Shaarawy steals the show as Roma goes past Udinese
AS Roma 3 Udinese 1FT
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Following Roma’s back to back wins against Hellen Verona and Benevento Roma heads back home as they continue through their journey in Serie A in their 4th match of this years campaign in the Italian top flight.
The Giallorossi would Welcome Udinese to the Stadio Olimpico. Roma won the season series last season In their two meetings last year Roma won 4-0 and 1-0 over the two games in fact Roma have won 7 of their last 10 games against Undinese. So Roma would come into the game as heavy favorites and Roma are in excellent form having won 2 in a row going into this game Roma having a chance to make it three straight.
Roma would maintain their top form early despite an early chance from Undinese it was all Roma early as they were in complete control in the early stages of the game Roma would break them down very early as Roma took the early lead a little over ten minutes into the match when Edin Dzeko found the back of the net for the 6th time this season to give Roma the 1-0 lead.
Udinese did their part on trying to create scoring chances of their own but their was only so much they could do as Roma doubled their lead at the half-hour mark as El Shaarawy put away his first goal of this season as Roma went 2-0. Then right before the half time break Roma would get a late chance to extended their lead as El Shaarawy found the back of the net again to make it 3-0 right before the half a very dominated half by the Roma.
The second half Roma maintained their lead but Undinese was up for it challenging and creating chances when ever they could Roma still remained control throughout the game but Undinese gave made Roma work for it. The score line stayed the same for the majority of the second half Roma had a chance to increase their lead even more in the last few minutes when Perotti was given a penalty but The man who never misses missed the penalty as Perotti hit the bar. Undinese would go the other way and score shortly after Larsen scored to get one back for Undinese to make it 3-1.
Despite that it was too little too late as the writing was allready on the wall as Roma win their third straight taking the Romans to 12Pts from a possible 15 another tactical masterclass from Eusebio Di Francesco and his men.
Roma again looked very strong winning in convincing fashion to win their third in a row Roma finally look like themselves after struggling in their opening few games its hard to really put them at the same level as Roma’s side from last season but they look like they will be able to still score goals at that level which is going to be very important in the title chase. They have scored 11 goals and only conceded one goal in the last three games. Di Francesco really has them organized playing to their potential the way his tactics and rotation to the side it allows Roma to attack in many ways.
In the game its self Roma were very sharp thorough out the game Roma’s attack of Diego Perotti, El Shaarawy and Dzeko worked very well in todays game. Putting two speedsters and a clinical finisher together is a very smart move because the wings can use their speed to breakaway and give the striker many chances. I would recommend keeping those three up top for the next game it was all-round a great performance with Radja Nainggolan back they were able to rip apart their defense quite easily he made a major impact in this game. Udinese lack the quality to match what Roma has to offer but I thought they did a very good job making the defense work for it being the first team to score on this defense in several games they had the right approach so fair play to them they played quite well despite the score line.
Roma was just too much for them the tactical changes once again played a big role in the result the sale of Salah was criticized but Roma added a lot of depth with the money they spent this season Roma has more depth this season then the season before it somewhat adds another dimension. The man of the Match today is Stephen El Shaarawy he got the start to today scoring 2 goals in a 15 minute period in the first half but it wasn’t just the goals he put himself and teammates in scoring position and showed great effort. With the win it puts them in the top 4 with one game still to play a very good start to the season.
Following this result Roma play Qarabag FK on Wednesday in the Champions League before they play a massive match against AC Milan in Milan a game Roma I think will win but a big match none the less. If Roma continue to play like they had Milan will struggle to Stop Roma.
Man of the Match: Stephen El Shaarawy
Next Match: Wednesday @Qarabag September, 27th, 2017
Next in Serie A: @ AC MILAN, October 1st ,2017