The Frenchman’s double decides after goals from Mkhitaryan and Milenkovic, Dragowski and Zaniolo expelled. Two assists for the new Giallorossi striker
An expulsion procured, two assists, a crossbar: in Rome, on Mourinho’s first night in the championship, the star of Tammy Abraham shines. He is undoubtedly the best in the match that Roma won 3-1 (double by Veretout, goal by Mkhitaryan, viola goal by Milenkovic) against Fiorentina of Italian. The Portuguese coach had been a good prophet on the eve: “He is good, I am good, Fiorentina are a good team and it will be a difficult match.” True, because the Viola, for over an hour, is absolutely inside the game, sells the skin very dearly and almost does not seem to be affected by the expulsion, in the first minutes of Dragowski. The feeling is that, when he will have the real Vlahovic, perhaps without the market in mind, the Italian group will be able to grow a lot, just as Roma seems destined to grow, which, in the meantime, enjoys its English star, decisive in all moments. key of the match.
He is the one who has Dragowski (Pairetto very strict in all decisions) expelled, to whom he leaves quickly after just over a quarter of an hour. The purple goalkeeper is forced to stop him with the bad ones, the referee goes to direct red and Terracciano enters his place, with Italian who removes Callejon and redesigns Fiorentina going from 4-3-3 to 4-3-2. With Castrovilli on the bench, Gonzalez is the most active of the Viola but it is Roma who take the lead in the 26th minute: Vlahovic loses the ball, Abraham sees Mkhitaryan, good at cutting in the middle and scoring the first goal of the year after the Var judges adjust its position. Fiorentina tries to be seen by Rui Patricio but Abraham is in the evening of grace and nobody can keep him. Pulgar and Bonaventura try, the Englishman runs away whenever he can and seems to find himself very well in the Giallorossi 4-2-3-1.
TEN AGAINST TEN
At the end of the first half Zaniolo is booked for a bad foul on Gonzalez and it is a yellow that weighs because at 52 ‘another arrives (naivety always on Gonzalez) and Nicolò leaves Rome in ten, restoring numerical parity. It is the worst moment for Mourinho’s team: Fiorentina takes courage and in the 60 ‘comes the equal of Milenkovic: cross from Pulgar, Abraham and Mancini go on Vlahovic, Milenkovic takes advantage (Cristante loses him in marking) and beats Rui Patricio .
The goal conceded wakes up Rome which is close to equalizing with a crossbar from Abraham, with a header, almost perfect in taking advantage of Pellegrini’s sombrero on Biraghi. At 64 ‘Pairetto cancels a goal in Veretout for Abraham’s offside: new control at the Var and new green light for Roma because the Englishman started in a regular position. Abraham comes out a few minutes later, also due to a hardening of the flexor, – in his place Shomurodov – and the 27 thousand at the Olimpico reserve him a minute clear of applause and standing ovations. Well deserved, for how he played, for how he teamed up, for how he chased his opponents after a week on the roller coaster, going up and down between Italy and England to complete the transfer. Won, at least tonight, the duel with the other golden boy Vlahovic, who only got noticed in the 55th minute for a turn with which he engaged Rui Patricio. Little, too little for a player of his talent. Talent that instead puts on display Eldor Shomurodov who gives, after a spectacular play to Veretout the goal of 3-1. The former Genoa gets rid of the power of Castrovilli and guesses the right corridor for the Frenchman, good at entering and signing the personal double. Without exulting, given the past in Florence. On the other hand, the Romanists rejoice, greeting the Olimpico again applauding Abraham who responds by sending kisses to the whole stadium. Love has already broken out.
August 22, 2021 (change August 23, 2021 | 00:24)
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