Lecce 1-1 Roma: Giallorossi held as Wijnaldum returns

John Solano

calendar date11 Feb 17:00
MatchDay 22




Right from kick-off the game was filled with plenty of attacking football.

Almost immediately the Giallorossi poured forward and won a series of corner kicks. The hosts defended well and were eventually rewarded with a set piece goal of their own.

A header from Federico Baschirotto found the back of the net after just six minutes—though, replays showed the ball connected with the head of Roger Ibañez and ruled an own goal.

Down early, Roma remained calm as Stephan El Shaarawy forced Wladimiro Falcone into a save moments later.

The Giallorossi eventually found their equaliser from the penalty spot when Dybala’s slow approach sent Falcone the wrong way—leveling the score 1-1 going into halftime.

The Giallorossi would come close to grabbing the lead in the second half through Tammy Abraham and Lorenzo Pellegrini but couldn’t find a winner.

Things were made worse by referee Gianluca Aureliano when he missed a clear sending off for Gabriel Strefezza, who was already on a yellow and stomped on the foot of Paulo Dybala.

And that’s not all–video released before kick-off caught Aureliano criticising Jose Mourinho during a pre-match conversation with Lecce’s Antonin Gallo.

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