ShareDecember 15, 2019Quarto home success in the following of Rome that beats 3-1 Spal and waiting for Cagliari-Lazio stands at the fourth lonely place.
Fonseca's team is back from three consecutive victories at the Olimpico after a broken start at home. The team of Semplici has won only two of the last 17 races and is in last place in the standings. Mancini is suspended, Smalling is injured, and Cetin becomes the owner next to Fazio. Change also on the right wing: Spinazzola on the bench, plays Florenzi from the first minute. Simple he leaves Valdifiori on the bench and goes to 3-5-2. To the outside Cionek on the right and Igor on the left. Attack pair of Spal composed by Paloschi and Petagna.
In the initial phase the Spal implements a timid pressing that becomes dangerous at 11 'when Paloschi sends Petagna deep into the box and kicks well at the far post, agile Pau Lopez turns the corner. Dzeko responds by pulling very little after being served by a Florenzi low cross. The game is lively. In the 21st minute Roma came close, but the referee had stopped everything for offside: Florenzi, in an irregular position, crossed from the right for Dzeko. Igor puts out, on the rebound, Pellegrini arrives, who kicks first. Beautiful, however, Berisha's answer. Around the middle of the second half the Giallorossi begin to close the Spal in their own half of the field but a clumsy intervention by Kolarov on Cionek leads to the rigor for the Spal that is made by Petagna on 44 '.
We go to rest with the Spal ahead and a Roma who can complain about the lack of incisiveness despite 13 shots on goal. At 51 'dribbling Perotti on the left wing, the Argentine needs a perfect assist for Cetin but the Turkish defender hits badly. The draw of Roma comes two minutes later: the conclusion from Pellegrini's distance and an unfortunate deviation of Tomovic mocking Berisha. Rome pushes and Berisha is seriously engaged by Zaniolo on the 62nd and Pellegrini on the 64th. The pressure rises and immediately after Vicari touches Dzeko behind in the area, the referee assigns the penalty kick and Perotti realizes the 2-1 for the hosts (66 '). The Este family appear on their legs and Roma continues to attack. The Spal tries a timid reaction with Murgia who, however, kicks badly at 79 'and doesn't worry Pau Lopez. The third goal for the Giallorossi comes from Mkhitaryan who replaced Perotti: Florenzi serves the Armenian who in an optimal position only has to push the ball behind Berisha (83 '). The game does not have much to say but for Spal and above all for the technician Semplici there is an increasingly uncertain future.