Rejuvenated Roma thrash Montella’s men in the opponent’s den
Roma 2 A.C Milan 0 FT San Siro Milan
Following 4 successive wins against Verona,Benvento,Udinesse and Qarabag Roma looked to remain in good form to try and make it 5 wins in a row. As Roma continued their Serie A journey in Match day six of their Serie A campaign. They went on the road to the Milan directly after their champions league win in mid week. As AC Milan Welcomed Roma to the San Siro in a statement game for both teams with an emotional aspect to the match. With Milan’s Vincenzo Montella and Roma’s Eusebio Di Francesco former teammates with Roma as the two of them were apart of Roma’s 2000-2001 Scudetto winning side as well having played together at Empoli. The two of them have described each other as Brothers in football.
The Question going into the match was who would outduel the other. This game also had a level of importance as it was a statement game to solidify either Roma or Milan’s title challenge it would be a real test. Roma had won the last three games against Milan and are unbeaten in 9 out of the last ten games so all signs pointed to Roma would it be the squad developing Roma or the Money Machine that is AC Milan. It lived up to the hype in the sense it remained close as both teams shared chances in the first half Roma more then Milan but the Milan side was getting chances as well a few near goals for Roma. After the first half it remained even in a 0-0 game. In the second half the game went up a notch as both teams seemed to get after it but still no goals but goals would come as the man of the big occasion delivered for Roma. As Edin Dzeko’s strike gave Roma the 1-0 lead late in the game to score his 7th goal in six games. Then in a blink of an eye Roma doubled it with Alexandro Florenzi’s goal to burry Milan once and for good as Roma go on to win their 4 straight win against Milan. Di Francesco outdueling his former teammate and friend in a big clash that sees the Giallorossi take all their points back to the capital.
In a crucial statement game Eusebio Di Francesco and Roma delivered in what I believe was a must win game given their upcoming games. Despite Roma clearly being the better team on paper whenever you play Milan it is a massive match its not an easy place to grind out victories. This is a place where Roma now has made their second home as they have taken points from Milan in their house on three consecutive occasions. Much like many of their previous victories Di Francesco adjusted his tactics and made key decisions that led to the victory he is a tactical genius.
As far as the game itself Roma and Milan battled it out in front of a big crowd in hostile territory but it was the hosts that were intimidated the Milan giants had took several chances but just were ineffective in front of goal I don’t want to be too harsh but they have a team full of misfiring strikers its not surprising that they had lost every game they have played against quality oposition and even struggled against inferior opposition. Milan didn’t have a shot on target until the second half the Roman defense played very well to disrupt the flow of things not to mention Alisson’s world class save on Bonucci Milan’s only real scoring chance all game. Milan didn’t put their best foot forward in this game as Roma showed why they are the better side. Roma did a lot of great things in this game epsically in the second half for the most part the first half was rather flat from both the difference here is Roma delivered when it counted and that is why they won this game having the more quality helps but coming up in the big moments matters above all else and tonight Dzeko delivered when he counted.
Dzeko is my man of the match he came up big when it counted and he always seems to be that guy for Roma he has 8 goals in all competitions so far this season he is serious about retaining him golden boot. Following this game We head into the international break at the perfect time with tough matches upcoming Roma when club football returns Roma’s first appointment will be the Derby Del Sole as Roma open their doors for top of the table Napoli in what will be a very tough game. They will then follow that up in the Champions league against Group leaders Chelsea in London. Not the best performance from the Romans but they rose to the occasion when it mattered most. Milan are given a valuable lesson from the Giallorossi Money cant buy success did Milan waste? 100 Million its looking like it.
Man Of The Match: Edin Dzeko
Next Match in Serie A: vs S.S Napoli, October 14th,2017
Match in Champions League: @Chelsea, Wednesday, October 18th, 2017