Roma 3-4 Sassuolo: mistakes galore haunt hosts

AS Roma's Argentinian forward Paulo Dybala (R) challenges Sassuolo's Equatorial Guinea's midfielder Pedro Obiang during the Italian Serie A football match between AS Rome and Sassuolo on March 12, 2023 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP) (Photo by TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images)
John Solano

calendar date12 Mar 17:00
MatchDay 26




Roma fumbled an important opportunity in their search for a top four league finish after they fell to Sassuolo 4-3 at the Stadio Olimpico.

In a match filled with shoddy defending and individuals errors, the hosts fumbled a chance to cement themselves in a Champions League position and subsequently fell to 5th in the Serie A table.

It’s also the first time the Neroverdi defeated the Giallorossi in the Italian capital and marks their third league win in a row.

It was a performance that will undoubtedly give manager Jose Mourinho, who was suspended, absolute nightmares.

The Giallorossi’s back three struggled from the onset with Roger Ibanez and Marash Kumbulla most at fault. The duo constantly found themselves on the back foot and caught of position and were ultimately made to pay on several occasions.

The Albanian was ultimately sent off and conceded a penalty just before half-time for his reaction on Domenico Berardi. Kumbulla was caught stomping the Italian international after the latter kicked the defender in the groin.




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