REPORT CARD CAGLIARI ROME – A victory of strength and nerves in comeback. There Roma, after the good draw won against Naples, goes to Cagliari in the match valid for the 10th day of Serie A and consolidates the fourth place in the standings. It all happens in the second half: Pavoletti deceives the rossoblù fans, Ibanez draws and Pellegrini, with a wonderful free kick, fixes the score at 2-1.
The report cards of Cagliari-Rome
Rui Patricio 7. Decisive. There are few other words to describe him because the miracle on Pavoletti’s header keeps Roma alive and allows him to launch towards a comeback.
Karsdorp 6. The duel with Lykogiannis is not always easy to win and in the first half he fails to push continuously. Better in the second half when he finds the field and also a couple of good intuitions forward.
Mancini 6. He is not attached to Pavoletti on the occasion of the goal, but there is certainly the excuse for Vina’s huge mistake. Then he also devours the possibility of a draw that finds a few minutes later, ironically, the comrade in the department.
Ibanez 6,5. He too watches when Pavoletti tries to send Cagliari to Heaven. But Roger knows how to be forgiven and starts the comeback of Roma with a great header: he is getting a taste for it.
Vina 4,5. He does little in the first half and in the 12 minutes of the second that remains on the pitch he is the author of a huge mistake that paves the way for Cagliari for the momentary 1-0 goal.
Cristante 6. Certainly more in pain than the sparkling performance of Naples. In the final, however, he fights in the penalty area and gives his contribution to bring home the three points.
Veretout 5,5. The breaks to restart the action can be counted on the fingers of one hand (or maybe just on one finger?) And he struggles to pick up the pace, often being very inaccurate when he has to play the ball.
Zaniolo 6.5. He is in the thick of the game and Lykogiannis always struggles to contain him. He has the great chance on his head for a draw in the second half, then he is decisive when he recovers the ball and gets the foul that gave rise to Lorenzo Pellegrini’s punishment. The goal is missing, but with these performances it will soon come.
Pilgrims 7. At the 26th attempt the wonder arrives, at the most important moment. After a game in difficulty in which he fails to turn on his light, and consequently that of Roma, he finds a spectacular stroke on a free kick that give the Giallorossi three very heavy points.
Mkhitaryan 5. The continuation of the bad performance on Sunday. Still intangible and dull, practically a ghost in the difficult first half of Roma at Unipol Domus.
Abraham 5. If on other occasions, despite not having scored, we praised him for his work for the team and away from goal, today, however, everything is missing. The performance is practically non-existent, without being able to do anything useful for his teammates.
from 46‘ El Shaarawy 6. He manages to give a little more liveliness and panache than Mkhitaryan (even if it doesn’t take much) and is also the protagonist of a nice overhead kick that almost becomes a great assist for Abraham. In general, however, it can do a lot more.
dal 57′ Afena-Gyan 7. The surprise move and, at least tactically, the decisive one. He moves continuously throughout the offensive department, putting Cagliari in difficulty in the readings and opening up the spaces for his own attacks: he breaks the game.
from 80 ‘Calafiori 5.5. He enters with a lot, too much frenzy and immediately takes the yellow that conditions his contribution in the final.
Dal 91 ′ Kumbulla sv. Sacramento sends him on the field to give strength to the defense of the result.
Sacramento 6,5. Whether it is his or Mourinho’s intuition, it changes little. After a difficult start in which Roma struggled to find spaces, the lighting arrived: Felix on the pitch to create spaces and numerical superiority in attack. From there everything changes with the team that finds the game and, finally, even the goal. Three points that weigh in view of Milan. He won’t forget this Wednesday night easily.
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