The protagonist of last night’s draw is undoubtedly the man who put Roma in a position that would allow them to level it at the death with penalty kick by Lorenzo Pellegrini. The protagonist’s name is Rui Patricio.
The Portuguese shot-stopper made three crucial saves at the Dacia Arena on Sunday, preventing Udinese from going up 2-0 and effectively putting an end to Roma’s hopes.
Signed in the summer from Wolverhampton, Patricio has showed up in big moments and reaffirmed his position as one of the leaders of the team, with a close relationship to the manager in charge, Jose Mourinho.
According to Corriere dello Sport, the club are extremely pleased with the Portuguese international’s performances. The 34-year-old will continue to guard Roma’s gates for at least another year.