GK Robin Olsen: 7
Incredibly got his hand to a deflected shot early in the first half and did very well to prevent a goal from a point-blank header in the second half.
RB Alessandro Florenzi: 6
Struggled to provide decent crosses and was beat too easily by Defrel’s impressive first touch for Sampdoria’s only goal.
CB Kostas Manolas: 6.5
Put in a good defensive performance but can be faulted for not intercepting the cross that led to Sampdoria’s goal.
CB Juan Jesus: 7.5
The Brazilian didn’t put a foot wrong all game and was very efficient pushing forward, aggressively denying Sampdoria’s advances and fully deserved his goal.
LB Aleksandar Kolarov: 7
Slowly improved his performance throughout the match and made a clinical run to get into a good position for his assist.
MF Bryan Cristante: 7
Another solid performance for Cristante where he looked increasingly confident and had a wonderful header that might have got his name on the scoreboard if Jesus didn’t confirm the goal himself.
MF Steven N’Zonzi: 7.5
I forgot who Sampdoria had in midfield.
RW Justin Kluivert: 7.5
It seems like every time he has the ball at his feet you can expect something good to happen. Only the post could deny Kluivert what would have been a wonderful solo goal.
AMF Lorenzo Pellegrini: 7.5
Roma had a lot of attacking opportunities in this game, many of which came through a key pass from Pellegrini.
LW Stephen El Shaarawy: 8 (Man of the Match)
Played a vital role in unlocking Kolarov for Schick’s goal and bagged a brace -including a magically curling shot- to round off an incredible second half performance.
ST Patrick Schick: 7
Was proactive throughout the game and capitalized on a wonderful Kolarov assist.
Manager Eusebio Di Francesco: 7.5
It’s a pleasure finally seeing EDF building confidence in the players who deserve an opportunity and watching them seize their opportunities.
Dzeko ST: 6.5
Did well to assist El Shaarawy late in the second half.
Ünder RW: 6.5
Very energetic and played a beautiful back heel to Dzeko to facilitate the last goal.
Zaniolo AMF: N/A