This Thursday, Roma coach Paulo Fonseca ended up being surprised by Udinese at home in the Stadio Olimpico di Roma. In Serie A’s 29th Matchday, the Romans ended up losing 2-0 at home. Udinese goals were scored by Kevin Lasagna and Ilija Nestorovski.
Certainly, with the home defeat, the Giallorossi side increasingly distances itself from the UEFA Champions League qualifying zone. As for Udinese, they need to make the most out of this unexpected win as they’re fighting against relegation in the Italian league.
The visitors went to the Italian capital with a winning mindset and ended up breaking the halt in the 12th minute. It all started with Lasagna, as he dribbled past a Roma player, gave it to Rodrigo De Paul, who crossed it back to Lasagna, who scored from close-range.
Things got even worse for hosts Roma as on 29, Diego Perotti got sent off for a hard challenge on Rodrigo Becao.
Ironically, Roma played better down to 10-man and created some good chances, but it wasn’t enough to go half-time with at least a draw.
As well as at the end of the first half, the Giallorossi pressed and had more ball possession at the start of the second half. However, they wasted a few chances, and Udinese showed their clinical edge to score on the few chances they got.
One became two on 78′ as De Paul got to the box and rolled it to substitute Nestorovski, who slotted home past the keeper and sealed the important away win.
In short, both teams will return to the field next Sunday. While Roma goes to Naples, to face Napoli, Udinese will host Genoa at home. The Giallorossi occupies the fifth place, with 48 points won, and the Bianconeri the 15th place, with 31 points.