In a match of the 28th round of the championship of Italy Roma hosted Torino at Olimpico. Romans have lost 4 matches in the last six home meetings, including the match against Torino within 1/8 cup-finals of Italy.
The starting period of the meeting was marked by the total ball and territory possession by Roma: by 15 th minute of the match the statistics of ball possession was awful — 77% for 23%. Unfortunately the team of Di Francesco was not capable of creating dangerous moments from such advantage.
By the middle of the first half Torino started to improve the indicator of ball possession. Generally speaking, the game of Torino, as it was supposed, was built on kicks on Belotti. One of such assists has led to the meeting of the Italian forward 1 in 1 with Manolas — the Greek has played perfectly, having blocked Andrea Belotti's shot.
On the 34 th minute of the meeting the guests could open the score but the goalkeeper of Roma has saved the team: Iago Falque has picked up a ball on the penalty line and shot in a far bottom corner of the gates of Alisson — the Brazilian, with his finger-tips has managed to make a corner kick.
At the end of the first half Falque again has stolen the scene and was able to become the first to score in Rome: the winger of Torino has rushed into the penalty area and has powerfully kicked in a near gate corner of Roma — Alisson has turned aside Iago’s shot. The result — 0:0 after the first half of the meeting. It should be noted a huge number of corner kicks which was earned by football players of both teams: by the 2 nd minute of the meeting there were two standards, by a break — 14 for two teams!
10 minutes later after the beginning of the second half Roma has rather routinely opened the match score. The number of corners after all has developed into quality: after the 11 standards made by Alessandro Florenzi, Kostas Manolas has kicked a ball in a far corner of the gates of Salvatore Sirigu — 1:0. It is curious that the kick of the Greek became the first shot of Romans.
Torino’s ball possession after that missed ball was higher, having moved on to more attacking game model but it didn't lead to any results: the guests by the 25th minute of the second half haven’t made any attempts on goal.
On the 70th minute of the meeting Romans had fine chance to double score advantage: Kolarov has shot from the left wing on a far corner of the penalty area where the ball has picked up by Radja Nainggolan . The Belgian has driven a ball to Florenzi but he has shot above Salvatore Sirigu's gates.
Football players of Roma, as it seemed, were only excited by this and only two minutes later the Wolves have scored the second goal: Nainggolan has made a deader towards the penalty area of the guests where De Rossi, having avoided offside, has met with the French goalkeeper of Torino. The captain of Romans has scored a goal in a far bottom corner — 2:0.
Torino didn't stop trying to reduce score difference but any of them hasn't ended even with a kick into an alignment. Thus, players of Torino haven't reached the gates of Roma in the second half of the game. The most interesting fact is that in the first half the situation was absolutely different: the Romans had 0 and Torino — 4.
During injury time Kolarov could make the score crucial but after Gerson's cross from the right wing the Serbian was not able to score. However a minute later the Romans rushed into counterattack 5-in-3 Nainggolan headed it. The Belgian has driven in penalty area on Pellegrini and the Italian has stitched scored a goal — 3:0. Outcome — confident victory of Roma at Stadio Olimpico with the score 3:0. The Romans continue their fight for the 3rd place and the Champions League line and Torino is behind the 6th Eurocup place with 8 points.