Shooting Rome, second armored place: Zaniolo drags, Abraham makes two

At the Olimpico 4-0 of the Giallorossi to the Ukrainians of Zorya: Perez also scored and Veretout missed a penalty

Clear, just, deserved victory. And perhaps even narrow in size, considering the missed penalty and the two goals eaten by Abraham. The Englishman, however, in the second half manages to be forgiven with two more goals (the first easy easy, the second of fine workmanship) even if the Giallorossi soul in this victory is another and his name is Nicolò Zaniolo. Deployed as a second striker, the Roma jewel has often split the defense in two, scoring a goal and giving Abraham a golden assist. But above all he has sprung energy from all sides, with an infinite desire to do well after the two recent benches and an author performance. With this 4-0 Roma passes the turn, to be understood only if as first or second. It will be necessary to win in Sofia and hope that Zorya does not lose with Bodo on the last lap.

Yellow and red domination

Mou relaunches Smalling from the start and opts for a superoffensive Rome, with Mkhitaryan and Carles Perez as mezzals alongside Veretout and an attacking couple composed of Zaniolo and Abraham. A set-up that pays off, because Roma dominate the game far and wide, building bursting opportunities. Zaniolo is fine, he wants to break the world and enters almost all the Giallorossi’s offensive actions. After 25 seconds he gives a golden ball to Mkhitaryan who wastes to the side (but the Armenian was offside), in the 3 ‘he gives Abraham the easiest of the balls. but the Englishman devours the advantage face to face with Matsapura against all football logic. That Abraham has a difficult first half can be seen throughout the first 45 minutes, where he hardly enters the mechanics of the game and when he has another good chance he gets Vernydub back into a corner. So to unlock the game we think Perez, who flat bags an assist to El Shaarawy’s winger kiss. With the advantage, the game becomes even easier for Roma, because Zorya gets unbalanced, goes into high pressure without much criteria and the spaces are wasted. In one of these situations, a coast to coast of Veretout is best rewarded by Zaniolo with a 2-0 goal. Then it is Perez again who gets a penalty for a foul by Kabalev, but Veretout is still wrong from the spot, as in Turin with Juventus. We go to the break at 2-0 and the feeling that it is also a tight result for what was shown by Roma.

Match in the safe

And in fact, Roma immediately reaped the fruits of its supremacy after just 30 seconds of the restart, with Zaniolo tearing well to the right and delivering a ball to Abraham that must only be deposited on the net, with an empty goal. Then Abraham tries again from the outside and eats another sensational goal in the 6 ‘. At 3-0 Roma then lowers the engine revs a bit, lengthens as distances and loses something from the point of view of balance. Inertia, also because on the other hand the Zorya never finds a way to become dangerous. Then at 30 ‘Abraham decides to cancel the previous bad feelings and gives himself a piece of skill in the area, scoring the 4-0 with a nice overhead kick close to the small area. So Mourinho gives Missori the absolute debut of a first team. Time remains for a diagonal from outside of Gladkyy and little else. With this victory Roma conquers the qualification, to be understood only if as second (playoff with those who will come down from the Europa League) or first (direct access to the round of 16).

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Shooting Rome, second armored place: Zaniolo drags, Abraham makes two