Roma’s objective of solidifying fifth place took a hit tonight as they dropped two points after a frustrating 0-0 draw against Bologna.
The draw means the Giallorossi are now level on points with in-city rivals Lazio, though they still sit above the Biancocelesti due to a better head to head record.
An overhauled Roma side failed to find the back of the net and were left stymied by their former shot-stopper Lukasz Skorupski, who spent three years in the Italian capital.
The Polish international made a number of incredible saves throughout the affair, finishing the evening with a total of five.
The match also included yet another refereeing controversy as Roma believed they should’ve been awarded a penalty kick inside the first minute of the game.
Roma’s Carles Perez delivered a cross inside the Rossoblu’s penalty area and the ball clearly hit the outstretched arm of Gary Medel.
However, referee Michael Fabbri ruled that the ball hit his chest rather than his arm, allowing play to continue. The decision was confirmed by VAR match official Marco Piccinini.
Jose Mourinho and his staff were furious by the decision, resulting in goalkeeper coach Nuno Santos being sent off for his fervent protests.
Nonetheless, it’s disappointing result for Roma ahead of Thursday’s Conference League clash against Leicester City.