ROME – Serie A, advance of the 18th day of the Italian football championship, Rome-Turin 0-2, goal: Andrea Belotti at 46 'and 85' on penalty.
Roma 2020 starts in the worst way. The Giallorossi collapsed at home against Turin under the blows of a wild Belotti. The striker of the National team dominated in the penalty area of Rome with two goals and two poles. The team coached by Fonseca made the game but made too many mistakes both in front of Sirigu, who was however the author of great saves, and in the decisive verticalizations. The Bull defended himself in order and started again with great danger thanks to Berenguer, who made the good and bad weather near Florenzi, and the best in the field Belotti.
Because of this defeat, Roma lose further ground against Lazio, which is now four more on the Giallorossi and also has one game less. The Bull instead moves the relegation zone and returns to the race for a place in the Europa League. Now the detachment of the grenades from Cagliari is five points.
Rome-Turin 0-2, Belotti dominates the match of the Olympic stadium.
Fonseca's Roma took the field with Pau Lopez; Florenzi, Mancini, Smalling, Kolarov; Veretout, Diawara; Zaniolo, Pellegrini, Perotti and Dzeko . Mazzarri's Torino replied with Sirigu; Izzo, Nkoulou, Djidji; De Silvestri, Lukic, Rincon, Ola Aina; Verdi, Berenguer and Belotti. Referee: Di Bello from Brindisi. Assistants: Schenone and Vecchi. IV man: Chiffi. VAR: Abyss. AVAR: Costanzo.
At 2 ', Zaniolo went to the shot from the edge of the penalty area. His left was miraculously saved by Sirigu. At 6 ', Florenzi kicked the ball with the right forcing Sirigu to the great side kick. At 7 ', Belotti eluded the offside trap, he presented himself in front of Pau Lopez but hit the post.
At 15 ', Sirigu bravely rejected a fine free kick by Kolarov. At 33 ', Lukic hit the head by two steps but did not find the mirror of the door of Rome. Second big chance for the grenades after the pole hit by Belotti in the start of the match. At 38 ', Sirigu rejected an insidious low shot by Pellegrini.
At 46 ', Torino took the lead with a very powerful left from Belotti from inside the penalty area of Roma. The first half ended with Torino ahead of a goal in Rome.
At 48 ', Belotti dribbled Mancini and kicked point, Pau Lopez touches the ball that ends first on the crossbar and then in the corner. At 67 ', Pellegrini has the ball of equalizer but kicks on Sirigu's body from two steps. In the 82nd minute, the referee awarded a penalty kick to Torino for a touch with Smalling's hand on a shot by Belotti. The Turin center forward did not make a mistake from eleven meters.
It's over, Torino won two to zero in Rome with Belotti's brace. The Turin center forward was the best on the pitch with two goals and two posts. In Rome, everyone's hurt. The defense held less than usual, the midfield was at the mercy of the opponents and the attack has no point.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano