ROME – Roma-Lecce 4-0, goal: Cengiz Under at 12 ', Mkhitaryan at 38', Edin Dzeko at 68 'and Kolarov at 80'.
The skimpy victory over Gent in the Europa League did Rome good because it psychologically unlocked Fonseca's team. Today the Giallorossi found their game and goal against Lecce who had returned from three consecutive league victories. Roma won 4 to 0 and could have ended the match with a higher passive if there hadn't been the usual mistakes in front of goal.
The Olimpico match was unlocked by an Under goal from Mkhitaryan's through ball. The Turk was deployed as a surprise holder because practically everyone expected Perez's confirmation, after the decisive goal scored in the Europa League. Instead Fonseca decided to focus on the Turkish to recover him from a psychological point of view and he was right.
At the end of the first half, the doubling of Mkhitaryan has arrived. The Armenian midfielder scored on Dzeko's post. In the second half, the Giallorossi rounded the score with the Bosnian three to zero, on a cross by Kolarov, and with the Serbian full-back's four-to-zero goal on Perez's pass.
Thanks to this success, the Giallorossi go to three points from the Champions League since the Atalanta game has been postponed for Coronavirus.
Roma-Lecce 4-0, Fonseca's team returns to win and convince.
Roma challenge Lecce with a 4-2-3-1 with Pau Lopez; Bruno Peres, Smalling, Mancini, Kolarov; Cristante, Veretout; Under , Lo. Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan and Dzeko. The Giallorossi coach sent Perez to the bench despite the former Barcelona player having decided on the last Europa League match against Gent. In defense, Bruno Peres was preferred to Davide Santon and Leonardo Spinazzola.
There are no surprises in the guests. Liverani responds to Fonseca with a 4-3-2-1 with Vigorito; Donati, Lucioni, Rossettini, Calderoni; Deiola, Petriccione, Majer; Mancosu, Barak and Lapadula. The match is entrusted to the referee Giacomelli from Trieste.
Rome close to the net after just thirty seconds. Under served Dzeko but the Bosnian center forward did not frame the goal with a header from two steps. At 7 ', Dzeko launched Pellegrini but the Giallorossi midfielder fired high over the crossbar.
Roma went ahead at 12 '. Mkhitaryan took the ball from Petriccione and put Under in the goal. The Turk was not wrong in front of Vigorito. At 26 ', Dzeko had a good duet with Under and went to the shot but was unable to frame the mirror of the opponent's goal.
At 30 ', Pellegrini wasted a comfortable scoring opportunity kicking out a "penalty on the move" on an assist by Dzeko from the right. Doubling of Roma at 38 ', Dzeko's filtering pass for Mkhitaryan who made no mistake in front of the opposing goalkeeper. The first half ended on the result of two to zero for Roma.
Tris of Roma at 68 '. Kolarov crosses from the left and Dzeko scores from two steps. The Bosnian kicked the goalkeeper but then picked up the ball and bagged it empty. Rome's fourth goal in the 80th minute, Perez assists and Kolarov wins with a left foot. It is over, Roma won 4 to 0 against Lecce.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano