Roma 2-0 Spezia: Giallorossi extend unbeaten streak

LA SPEZIA, ITALY - JANUARY 22: Stephan El Shaarawy of AS Roma celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A match between Spezia Calcio and AS Roma at Stadio Alberto Picco on January 22, 2023 in La Spezia, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)
22-01-2023 17:00
MatchDay 19
Spezia
Spezia
Summary
Timeline
Formations

Roma's hot streak to begin 2023 continued this evening after they marched into Liguria and dominated hosts Spezia with a 2-0 victory.

The win extended the capital club's winning streak to 7 in all competitions and also moved them into a top four place following Juve's point deduction following the investigation into corrupt accounting practices. 

From start to finish, Jose Mourinho's caused major problems for Spezia, who didn't register a single shot on target for the entire match. 

Luca Gotti's side struggled to create any sort of attacking actions and struggled to contain Roma's counterattacking football.

Although dominant, the Giallorossi were held scoreless through the first 44 minutes as Spezia did just enough to keep them from scoring.

From the onset the visitors had opportunities to open the scoring but Stephan El Shaarawy and a free kick from Paulo Dybala let their chances go astray.

Just when it looked like the sides would enter the break even at 0-0, El Shaarawy secured the Giallorossi a 1-0 lead, capping off a brilliant counterattack led by Paulo Dybala. 

Tammy Abraham added an insurance goal just moments after the halftime break. After a brilliant run, the Englishman calmly slid the ball beyond the grasp of Bartlomiej Dragowski, securing all three points for Roma.

The win gives the Giallorossi a vital three points ahead of next weekend's showdown versus league leaders Napoli. 

Player statistic

1st half
Mehdi Bourabia Yellow card 37'    
Mattia Caldara Yellow card 40'    
    45' Goal Stephan El Shaarawy
(Assist: Paulo Dybala)
2nd half
    45' Goal Stephan El Shaarawy
(Assist: Paulo Dybala)
    49' Goal Tammy Abraham
(Assist: Paulo Dybala)
Arkadiusz Reca Yellow card 58'    
    89' Yellow card Zeki Celik

Match statistic

52
Possession
48
8
Total shots
13
0
Shots on target
3
5
Shots off target
7
3
Blocked shots
3
17
Fouls
11
4
Corners
0
0
Offsides
1
Spezia
Roma

Starting lineups

69
Bartlomiej Dragowski
Goalkeeper
2
Emil Holm
Defender
13'
4
Ethan Ampadu
Defender
27
Kelvin Amian
Defender
29
Mattia Caldara
Defender
15
Petko Hristov
Defender
46'
13
Arkadiusz Reca
Midfielder
80'
6
Mehdi Bourabia
Midfielder
55'
10
Daniele Verde
Attacker
46'
11
Emmanuel Gyasi
Attacker
33
Kevin Agudelo
Attacker
1
Goalkeeper
6
Defender
23
Defender
3
Defender
19
Defender
4
Midfielder
90'
8
Midfielder
59
Midfielder
21
Attacker
85'
92
71'
9
Attacker
90'

Substitutes

22
Federico Marchetti
Goalkeeper
77
Szymon Zurkowski
Midfielder
7
Jacopo Sala
Defender
44
David Strelec
Attacker
40
Petar Zovko
Goalkeeper
16
Julius Beck
Midfielder
72
Tio Cipot
Midfielder
19
Raimonds Krollis
Attacker
21
Salva Ferrer
Defender
13'
30
Daniel Maldini
Midfielder
46'
25
Salvatore Esposito
Midfielder
46'
24
Viktor Kovalenko
Midfielder
55'
5
João Moutinho
Defender
80'
7
Midfielder
37
24
Defender
14
Attacker
17
Defender
63
Goalkeeper
62
Midfielder
99
Goalkeeper
68
Midfielder
52
Midfielder
71'
11
Attacker
85'
20
Midfielder
90'
18
Attacker
90'
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