Roma Player Ratings vs Juventus: Giallorossi Edge Past Bianconeri
Roma edged past Juventus after picking up a 1-0 win thanks to a fabulous goal from Gianluca Mancini and the woodwork. It was a fascinating encounter at the Stadio Olimpico which also saw Juventus hit the post a number of times, as well as substitute Moise Kean being sent off late on.
The Giallorossi would open the scoring when Mancini struck with a wonderful effort from outside the box, firing the ball past Wojciech Szczesny. Juan Cuadrado would strike the post with a free kick soon after, before Mancini almost turned the ball home for an own goal but would be saved by the post once more.
Substitute Moise Kean would epitomize Juve’s time in the capital when he was dismissed after just 40 seconds when he kicked out at Mancini towards the end of the match. So, here’s our Roma player ratings for their 1-0 home victory over Juventus.
Rui Patricio – 7.5
Looked as though he got the slightest of touches on the ball to push Adrien Rabiot’s header onto the post towards the end of the first half. Made a number of solid saves throughout the match to secure the three points.
Gianluca Mancini – 8
Scored the first goal of the match with a ferocious strike from outside the box into the far left corner. Looked solid and composed at the back all night, despite almost turning the ball into his own net from a corner.
Chris Smalling – 7
Made a number of important blocks and was impressive at the heart of the three-man defense.
Roger Ibanez – 7.5
Strong in his duels and made a made a host of clearances throughout. Impressive display by the Brazilian.
Nicola Zalewski – 5.5
Almost allowed Dusan Vlahovic in for the equalizer with a poor headed back pass around the hour mark but Patricio was just about able to secure the ball just in time. Benched shortly after for Rick Karsdorp.
Bryan Cristante – 7
Found Mancini in the build up to the goal and looked solid in the midfield battle.
Nemanja Matic – 6.5
Good recovery tackle to stop an advancing attack by Nicolo Fagioli midway through the first half. Accurate in possession and fought well.
Leonardo Spinazzola – 6.5
Seems to be settling in well in his return from serious injury. Solid when called upon in defense.
Lorenzo Pellegrini – 7.5
Looked sharp at points as he tried to provide the spark in the Roma offense. Created a couple of chances and won his duels well throughout.
Georginio Wijnaldum – 5
Struggled to get involved to influence the match. Subbed off in the second half for Edoardo Bove.
Paulo Dybala – 5.5
Tested Wojciech Szczesny with a shot from range midway through the first half but didn’t do much else to impact the game.
Rick Karsdorp – 5
Broke away well on the counter a couple of times after being introduced but squandered both chances.
Edoardo Bove – 6
Helped see out the game when he was brought on for Wijnaldum.
Tammy Abraham – N/A
Andrea Belotti – N/A