Match Report: A.S Roma 1-0 Bologna


A.S RomaBologna
Goal ScorersNainggolan (37′)
Shots (On Goal)17 (2)12 (1)

Match Summary
Rudi Garcia’s men got back to winning ways after their mid-week disappointment against Napoli in the Coppa Italia, as the Giallorossi won in decisive fashion over Mihajlovic’s men at the Stadio Olimpico. The win takes Roma up to 54 points for this season, as the Giallorossi remain firmly in second place in Serie A.

Roma began the match in very shaky fashion. Stand in right-back Rodrigo Taddei, who started for Vasilis Torosidis who was ruled out with the flu, had his hands full in trying to thwart Bologna’s attack down the right flank. The Brazilian racked up nearly 5 fouls in the opening 45 minutes and gave Bologna three free-kicks just outside Roma’s penalty area.

Roma were given a number of opportunities to grab the lead but they saw their chances go to the wayside, capped off by Mattia Destro being denied by the post. After bad luck and good saves by Gianluca Curci, Roma finally found their breakthrough via a Radja Nainggolan goal in the 37th minute, marking the first goal for the Belgian in the giallorosso colors.

Bologna looked to change things in second half. Manager Davide Ballardini committed nearly 8 men to Bologna’s attack, as the Rossoblù looked determined to even the scoreline, but their efforts saw the Emilia-Romagna club come away empty handed as Roma kept the score at 1-0, seeing the capital club collect all three points.

Roma remain in second place and will host Inter at the Stadio Olimpico next weekend.

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