Birthday Boy Stephen El Shaarawy’s Thunderbolt Leads Roma to third Win in a Row
Following Roma’s back to back wins against Torino and Crotone Roma would continue their Serie A journey in the 9th math day of their 2017-2018 campaign. Roma would open their doors to Bologna as they continued their home stand.
Roma would welcome the Rossoblu Stadio Olimpico as Roma look to make it three wins in a row to try to carry momentum into their champions league match against Chelsea on Tuesday. Roma and Bologna meet twice last year during the season. Roma won on both occasions quite easily different team different season but the Romans have had repeated success as they are unbeaten in their last five against them.
They would go into the game with once again a slightly changed lineup as rest was given to Radja Nainggolan and Diego Perotti. Roma went it the game as heavy favorites but Bologna wasn’t not going to be over looked. When the game kicked off Bologna were up for it and weren’t going to allow Roma to walk over them. Bologna had some early chances in the game but Roma were right there to resound and eager to score just as much.
It became a back and forth battle but the quality of Roma showed when birthday boy Stephen El Shaarawy blasted a goal in the top corner just past the half hour mark to give Roma the 1-0 lead. Roma were able to hang on thanks to some great saves from Alisson. Roma would go into the half with 1-0 lead thanks to El Shaarawy’s thunderbolt. In the second half Roma continued to apply pressure on the Bologna defense.
They went right at them were on the verge of scoring several times. Bologna didn’t lay down though they tried to fight but Roma’s defensive brilliance was too much to handle as Alisson and Roma earn a another shutout. Another three points earned as Roma win their thiIn a battle of father vs son Eusebio Di Francesco and Roma got the better of Federico Di Francesco’s Bologna as Roma win their three game in a row. Another display of a defensive masterclass from the league’s best defense.
As Roma come away victorious in another 1-0 win thanks to birthday boy Stephen El Shaarawy’s sublime volley in the first half. Roma have won their last three games with the exact same score line. Great defensive football with the wiliness to attack there has not been any shortage of offense either. It must be said that Roma are playing very efficient football a similar style to Premier league champions Chelsea who Roma will host on Tuesday in their champions league clash. However Bologna gave Roma a fight as they came out with an attacking mentality they should be happy with the way they played.
Roma took their best chance of their game in the first half when El Shaarawy smashed a volley in the top corner a unsaveable ball that no keeper could save. Roma came out with a under strength team to give rest to players so Roma could be rested and ready for Chelsea. With the likes of Radja Nainggolan and Aleksandar Kolarov being rested. My man of the match today goes to Stephen El Shaarawy he not only scored the goal but got in a lot of good positions to score and his movement without the ball was excellent.
Another one who was great was Lorenzo Pellegrini who put in his best game in a Roma shirt. Alisson gets another clean sheet as he is taking the league by storm with his league leading 7th clean sheet Roma’s defense is just next level this season one of the best in years. A collectively good effort as they did the necessary things to secure the three points. Chelsea awaits on Tuesday in the champions league part 2 if Roma are organized and play their best football The Romans can get a result. With the players been rested since the first Chelsea game Roma will be ready for another battle with The Premier league champions.
rd straight game the chase is on.