Roma maintain best defensive record in Europa League campaign

Andy Mattioli

Roma’s recent win over Slavia Praha in their third Europa League outing of the season reinforced the Giallorossi’s defensive effort.

In fact, as reported by, last night’s clean sheet against Slavia Praha pushed the Giallorossi to the very top in terms of defensive rankings in this year’s Europa League campaign.

Jose Mourinho’s men currently hold the best defensive record in the European competition, having conceded only one goal in three games.

All other teams involved in the remaining groups have conceded at least 2 goals.

Despite the emergency the prolonged injuries of Chris Smalling and Diego Llorente¬†and thus the forced decision to play Bryan Cristante as a centreback, Roma’s defense is giving positive responses. After the defeat in Genoa, in the last 5 games (all wins) the Giallorossi have conceded only one goal against Cagliari.

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