Roma’s Misery Continues As Roma Fall Out Of The Title Race
Roma’s Misery Continues as Roma Fall out of the Title Race
Score: A.S Roma 1 Atalanta 2FT
Following Roma’s controversial draw at home against Sassuolo Roma prepare for their 19th Match in this seasons Serie A campaign. Roma look to head into the winter break in high sprits as they welcome Atalanta to the Stadio Olimpico as they look to earn a second victory against them this season. Roma beat them 1-0 in the opening match of the season thanks to a Alex Kolarov free kick. Atalanta is a team Roma have struggled with in the past and Roma don’t find themselves in a great run in form infact they been poor the last few weeks while Atlanta been very strong lately. Despite that Roma have created a lot of chances over this period and sooner or later they Roma will start putting them away. Despite the Current form Roma are have much more quality in their side and are the favorites going in to this on although this is a very evenly match game despite the difference in league position. Atalanta is still a very dangerous team they are worth challengers as they would prove their quality early. Atalanta were strong quite early and wasted no time showing their dominant play as Cornelius put away an early chance to give Atalanta the shock lead to make it 1-0 Atlanta. After the goal Roma fell apart Roma didn’t respond according as Atlanta scored again just minutes later a harsh deflection helped Atlanta take the 2-0 lead. It was all Atlanta in the first half Roma barley got a sniff after the first 45 minutes it was Atlanta with the two goal advantage. In the second half Roma looked a little better but it appeared to be too much to come back however Dzeko provided Roma with hope as he scored his 12th goal of the season. Roma tried to claw their way back but it was too late as the damage was allready done. Roma horrid form continued as Lazio leapfrogged Roma as Roma fall out of the title race as it begins to look like a rebuilding job.
Disaster continues for Roma and a chance to try to turn their season around. Roma head into the winter break in extremely poor form another abysmal performance as we see same issues continuing to be a problem. After Atalanta scored an early goal Roma for unable to recover as the Romans collapsed at home. Underlying issues continue to be a problem as Romans finishing was just not sharp enough to keep up Atlanta came into this game pull off an upset and with their fast pace and explosiveness they were able to do so. This isn’t one of those things where I could just make excuses for why Roma didn’t do this all Roma didn’t do that we were poor today this is one of the poorest performances this season in the most crucial Game of the Year up to date. Roma went down two goals in the opening 20 minutes a poor game for the defense which does not happen often. The second the goal went in it was over. Roma attack successfully but the finishing was just too poor only five shots on Target throughout the game and just didn’t do well enough going after them as they were prepared for what Roma came with forward. Edin Dzeko scored in the second half to try to claw their way back scoring his first goal and the last 7 games. That is the only positive thing that came out of its result today Dzeko needs to keep that going Roma want to turn this very negative situation into a positive way. Radja Nainggolan’s absence really proved crucial as Roma just didn’t have enough to come back. Overall Roma just didn’t do well enough today however Dzeko was very strong and looked good going forward he is Roma’s man of the match today as he created the only real threat all game. This game has come at a price as now I can officially say that Roma out of the race of the scudetto to make matters worse Lazio won their game as they’ve Leapfrogged Roma into fourth place. This is the worst possible way to go into the winter break the title race is over for Roma.
Man Of the Match: Edin Dzeko