Roma pulled off another dominant performance today, knocking out Parma with ease in a 3-0 beating
There was a time when 9 am and even 6 am launches were the norm for Serie A fans on the east coast, but it seems that the league’s increased visibility on international television drove those hours of blow. previous sending to follow the path of the Dodo bird But not today Today was 9 am kick-off time, but don’t tell me well Wake up at around 8:46 am, I was rocked out of bed with suspicion gloomy that I forgot something – the game!
Not only the match, but I forgot to post our usual How To Watch piece, so you can imagine how bad I felt as I struggled to make my morning latte hearing the anthem of Serie A And, as a result, my hands were shaking a little and I let the image of the milk sink all the way under the nozzle of the steam wand, which caused lukewarm milk to blow on my counter.
Luckily Roma didn’t suffer such a slow morning sluggishness, putting this game out of a doubt before the hastily brewed caffeine had a chance to wake me from my Sunday morning sleep
Parma did pretty well for the first 20 minutes of this game Perfectly satisfied with sitting up in defense and absorbing Roma’s blows, the Crusaders flexed their counter-attacking muscles through the stiff legs of Gervinho and Roberto Inglese, both of whom found space behind Roma’s defensive line on several occasions in the opening moments of this game, but thanks to a few offside calls and Antonio’s aggression Mirante, Parma’s counterattack tactics were in vain
As Roma dominated possession they were outmaneuvered by Parma’s low block defense, but, in keeping with his stellar form this season, Leonardo Spinazzola took on the role of locksmith, smashing Parma’s defense with a cutting run and a brilliant pass to give the lead to the Roma
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Borja Mayoral was pretty much invisible at this point in the match, but he did a great job finishing that streak Watch as Spinazzola drags the defense to his right before slipping a nice through ball to his left, matching the Mayoral cup race It’s football It’s the beautiful game This piece was so succinct, so well timed and so perfectly executed that I doubt they could have done it better on the training ground Brilliant play of Spinazzola and Mayoral here
Spinazzola and Mayoral almost combined to double Roma’s lead in the 32nd minute, but their well-sketched play quickly turned into a moment of chaos.First, Spinazzola’s fantastic job in giving the slightest fake bodily as he received the ball, giving the Parma defender just enough time to think Spinazzola might just back down But then Spinazzola exploited the space in front of him, cutting slightly and finding Mayoral at the edge of the area.
And with Mayoral fouled as soon as he received the ball, this game could easily have been destroyed by the official, so kudos to him for playing the advantage, and great job from Mkhitaryan for not giving up the game. With Mayoral literally falling on the pitch and the ball lingering in the air, Mkhitaryan caught it on the rebound and shot it past the keeper
What was almost a perfectly orchestrated sequence between Spinazzola and Mayoral quickly became a play for reading and reaction from Mkhitaryan, who did well not to abandon the play
Talk about a big cross Rick Karsdorp hit this like an iron shot on the fairway: low, fast and precise; he sort of kept the ball about three feet off the ground, but played it fast enough and with enough clearance that no defender could deflect it, leaving Mhkitaryan with a gimme tap-in at the far post
And that was it: Roma weren’t exactly frustrated with Parma’s tactics and showed extraordinary patience and persistence in breaking the low block before taking a 3-0 lead in the last 15 minutes of half-time
Roma continued their bullish performance against Parma in the second half, nearly pushing the lead to four points on several occasions in the first 10-15 minutes of half-time, with Pedro and Jordan Veret all coming particularly close to see their shots sail just wide, while Mkhitaryan continued to hunt for that second hattrick of the season
There’s no real need for analysis here: Roma had Parma under control from the start and didn’t give in for the next 89 minutes The only real problem we saw was Roger Ibañez who received a small blow at the start of the half, giving way to Juan Jesus
Fonseca’s second replacement would see Mayoral give way to Carles Pérez in the 65th minute He would follow that up with a late triple rally, as Lorenzo Pellegrini, Amadou Diawara and Bruno Peres all came in in the 80th minute It would have been nice to see one of Primavera’s kids get a few minutes, but Pellegrini and Diawara were both coming back from COVID fights and likely in need of live action before a series of tough matches next week.
But thanks to their 3-0 lead, the second half of this game has been largely academic, although you wouldn’t have guessed from Roma’s effort: they continued to control the pace of the match and had multiple chances deep in the match to further increase their lead
While it would have been nice to see Fonseca clear the bench with some Primavera kids, Roma continued their fine form today, quickly doing the work of a decidedly inferior opponent and bolstering their claim to a place in the top four
Today’s victory brings Roma’s points total to 17 in eight games, good enough for a temporary takeover of second place, behind league-leading Sassuolo (yes, you read that right) And depending on tonight’s result between AC Milan and Napoli, Roma could retain a share of second place but should, at worst, settle in third place (or tied for fourth) at the end. of the eighth round
You have to take into account the level of the opponent here – Parma was after all in 15th place – but Paulo Fonseca’s men played perfectly today: the passes were clear, the chances were over and the defense was swift and decisive
Roma’s stadium dreams remain a nightmarish hell of bureaucratic red tape and bribes, but almost everything else in the organization is trending upward for the time being with six wins in their nine Last matches in all competitions, the Giallorossi are among the hottest teams in the league and look like legitimate contenders to finish in the top four And given the grand opening of the table this season, maybe they can dream a little higher than that
Savor today’s victory as it has come back to reality next week as Roma travel to Romania to face Cluj before heading south to Naples next Sunday for a critical national game
AS Roma, Serie A, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Parme Calcio 1913, Borja Mayoral, Paulo Fonseca
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