starting period of the meeting was marked by the total ball and
territory possession by Roma: by 15
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.
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.
minute of the meeting the guests could open the score but the
goalkeeper of Roma has saved the team: Iago
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.
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
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
minute of the meeting there were two standards, by a break — 14 for
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
has kicked a ball in a far corner of the gates of Salvatore
— 1:0. It is curious that the kick of the Greek became the first
shot of Romans.
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.
the 70th minute of the meeting Romans had fine chance to double score
has shot from the left wing on a far corner of the penalty area where
the ball has picked up by
The Belgian has driven a ball to Florenzi
but he has shot above Salvatore Sirigu’s gates.
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 —
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.
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.