Hellas Verona 1-3 Roma: two late goals lift capital club to victory

A Romas Italian forward Cristian Volpato (R) celebrates after he scored a second goal for his team during the Italian Serie A football match between Hellas Verona and AS Roma at the Marcantonio Bentegodi Stadium in Verona on October 31, 2022. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP) (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)
31-10-2022 17:30
MatchDay 12
Verona
Verona
Summary
Timeline
Lineups

Although with a bit of extra drama, Roma secured a vital away victory this evening, defeating hosts Hellas Verona by a score of 3-1 at the Stadio Bentegodi.

Two late goals from youngster Cristian Volpato and Stephan El Shaarawy lifted Jose Mourinho's men past a ten-man Verona, who fought valiantly until the very end. 

The win lifts the Giallorossi to fourth in the Serie A table with 25 points, leapfrogging both Lazio and Inter.

They're now within two points of second-placed Atalanta and seven off league leaders Napoli entering next weekend's Derby della Capitale.

Tonight also marked the first time Roma score more than one goal in a league match since Paulo Dybala's injury earlier this month—a much needed confidence boost as they enter arguably the most crucial week of the season to date.

The capital club take host Ludogorets in the Europa League on Thursday before facing-off against Lazio on Sunday evening.

As for Verona, tonight's defeat leaves them stuck in the relegation zone, sitting 19th in the Serie A table and losers of seven league games in a row.

The hosts held out as long as possible after going down a man in the first half. 

After scoring midway through the first half, Pawel Dawidowicz was sent off after going studs-up with a high boot to Nicolo Zaniolo's midsection.

Zaniolo got his revenge a few minutes later after he leveled the score 1-1 entering halftime.

Just like the first half, the hosts frustrated Roma following the break and looked as if they'd see out the result and earn their first point since September 4th.

However, substitute Cristian Volpato would play the role of hero in the 88th minute. 

The 18 year-old found the back of the net after Nemanja Matic delivered a perfect pass after a lovely slaloming run on the wing.

On the edge of the area, Volpato received the Serbian's pass and fired a near-perfect low shot into the corner beyond Lorenzo Montipo's reach.

Veteran attacker Stephan El Shaarawy added a cherry atop the sundae with a third goal just moments later, dinking the ball over Montipo and securing all three points for Jose Mourinho's side.

Player statistic

1st half
Federico Ceccherini Yellow card 18'    
    23' Yellow card Bryan Cristante
Pawel Dawidowicz
(Assist: Davide Faraoni)
Goal 27'    
Pawel Dawidowicz Red card 36'    
    45+2' Goal Nicolò Zaniolo
2nd half
    45+2' Goal Nicolò Zaniolo
Martin Hongla Yellow card 71'    
Isak Hien Yellow card 81'    
    88' Goal Cristian Volpato
(Assist: Nemanja Matić)
    90+2' Goal Stephan El Shaarawy
(Assist: Cristian Volpato)

Match statistic

32
Possession
68
7
Total shots
14
3
Shots on target
6
3
Shots off target
4
1
Blocked shots
4
9
Fouls
9
2
Corners
4
Verona
Roma

Starting lineups

1
Lorenzo Montipò
Goalkeeper
5
Davide Faraoni
Defender
29
Fabio Depaoli
Defender
17
Federico Ceccherini
Defender
46'
21
Koray Günter
Defender
27
Pawel Dawidowicz
Defender
61
Adrien Tameze
Midfielder
18
Martin Hongla
Midfielder
86'
4
Miguel Veloso
Midfielder
68'
9
Thomas Henry
Attacker
78'
30
Yayah Kallon
Attacker
46'
1
Goalkeeper
6
Defender
23
Defender
66'
2
Defender
3
Defender
4
Midfielder
46'
7
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
83'
59
Midfielder
57'
22
Attacker
57'
9
Attacker

Substitutes

22
Alessandro Berardi
Goalkeeper
24
Filippo Terracciano
Midfielder
28
Mateusz Praszelik
Midfielder
16
Mattia Chiesa
Goalkeeper
34
Simone Perilli
Goalkeeper
3
Josh Doig
Defender
32
Juan Cabal
Defender
11
Kevin Lasagna
Attacker
46'
6
Isak Hien
Defender
46'
23
Giangiacomo Magnani
Defender
68'
19
Milan Djuric
Attacker
78'
77
Sulemana
Midfielder
86'
24
Defender
17
Defender
63
Goalkeeper
65
Midfielder
52
Midfielder
19
Defender
99
Goalkeeper
68
Midfielder
92
46'
62
Midfielder
57'
11
Attacker
57'
8
Midfielder
66'
14
Attacker
83'
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