Player ratings: Roma 4-1 Lazio


It was a Derby thrashing for the Giallorossi as they manhandled city rivals Lazio in a one sided affair yesterday at the Stadio Olimpico, here are our ratings for the match:

Szczesny: 5.5
The on-loan goalkeeper had an absolute howler when conceding Lazio’s lone goal when he incorrectly decided to come off his line. Made decent saves but it’s hard to overlook the clear error that you wouldn’t expect for a veteran goalkeeper.

Florenzi: 6
Another odd afternoon for the Roma captain. Florenzi scored a gorgeous goal, however, he was very poor defensively and struggled to keep up with the pace of Felipe Anderson and especially Keita Balde, who ran circles around Florenzi.

Manolas: 9 (Roma Press’ Man of the Match)
A perfect afternoon for the Greek defender. There’s so few words we can use now to express the sheer class of the former Olympiacos man, who was absolutely sublime in defense, keeping both Miroslav Klose and Alessandro Matri in his back pocket.

Rüdiger: 7.5
The German is slowly but surely returning the form he had before suffering his injury setback. He was caught out of position on a few occasions but recovered nicely.

Digne: 7
The Frenchman put in a phenomenal performance. Had no problems covering Antonio Candreva and provided and gorgeous assist to Stephan El Shaarawy on the opening goal.

Pjanic: 6.5
Pjanic was calm in possession and helped transition from defense to attack very smoothly

Keita: 6
It wasn’t a great afternoon for Keita. The midfielder struggled in possession and gave away silly fouls.

Nainggolan: 7
Nainggolan was all over the pitch throughout the match: recovering lost balls, charging forward into the area, and providing sublime defensive support. The Belgian had a great match.

Salah: 6
An average match for Salah. He wasn’t able to punish the rarely-used Edson Braafheid, but had some strong runs forward.

Perotti: 8.5
A phenomenal performance by the ex-Genoa man. Perotti was all over the pitch and led the attack through the middle, on the flanks…from everywhere. His persistence was rewarded with a cool finish past Federico Marchetti to give Roma four goals on the night.

El Shaarawy: 6
‘Il Faraone’ continued his sizzling form since joining Roma with a brilliantly headed goal as he took he goal tally to 6.

Substitutes

Dzeko: 7
It didn’t take long for the Bosnian to make his presence felt. Dzeko scored just a few minutes into his appearance on the night after collecting a shot off the post and sliding it into the back of the net: his fifth goal in seven matches.

Falque: 6
The Spaniard entered for Radja Nainggolan but did little to gain the trust of Spalletti: he was very sloppy with the ball and didn’t seem to get anything off.

Zukanovic: N/A
Entered for Mohamed Salah to provide defensive cover, however, did very little to impact the match.

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