On purpose of Henrikh Mkhitaryan gave Roma victory on Sunday against Sampdoria (0-1) allowing José Mourinho’s team toplace in the European zone, 5th, with 2 points more than Lazio, 6th and 3 more than Atalanta, 7th after their defeat against Napoli a few hours earlier (1-3). Roma are now 10 games unbeaten in Serie A.
It’s a game that’s at least historically precisely because of its great quality, but where Rome, no Nicolò Zaniolo (who was back handled by the Italian team, according to Mourinho), did just enough to get the necessary victory against a Sampdoria with little creativity in attack.
In the 27th minute, the move took place thanks to which the ‘giallorossi’ decided on the contrary: Nicola Zalewski crossed, Morten Thorsby did not pass, the ball, for Tammy Abraham, was loose and Mkhitaryan took advantage of this to achieve his goal number 4 in this Series A.
In the 38th minute, Roma scored the second goal thanks to an error by Bartosz Bereszynski on a back pass, but Abraham was unable to take advantage of it as his shot widened.
Rome failed to elevate their advantage, capture the secondary goal that gave them peace of mind. And by the end of the match, Samp started to wake up, scoring through Fabio Quagliarella, but Chris Smalling stopped it.
Sampdoria slightly pressed, but didn’t really bother Rui Patricio, goalkeeper of Mourinho’s team, and Roma how to defend themselves in an orderly fashion so that this golden victory didn’t escape them, allowing them to rise to fifth seat and proceed to their successive meeting invincible, which is 10 already.
Now on Thursday Mourinho’s Roma await a visit to Bodo/Glimt to play the first leg of the Conference League quarterfinals on Norwegian soil.
Source: La Verdad
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