Match ratings: Udinese 0-2 Roma


GK Alisson: 7
The Brazilian was absolutely fantastic, again. Helped Roma keep a clean sheet after massive errors from Juan Jesus and Alessandro Florenzi.

RB Alessandro Florenzi: 4
The Italian international was by far the worst player on the pitch for Roma. He somehow managed to play the entire 90 minutes despite misplaying crosses, losing the ball, and being constantly caught out of position. A nightmare performance.

CB Kostas Manolas: 7
Was inadvertently called into action a number of times due to Florenzi’s errors, did well to help Roma recover.

CB Federico Fazio: 7
A quiet day for the Argentinian, regardless, he was still strong in the air and helped cover-up the mistakes of Juan Jesus.

LB Juan Jesus: 5.5
Jesus had a terrible first half and nearly cost Roma a goal due to a lazy, wayward pass. Improved in the second half.



MF Lorenzo Pellegrini: 5.5
Pellegrini really struggled in possession and was constantly over-matched by Seko Fofana.

MF Daniele De Rossi: 6
It was a tale of two halves for the captain. De Rossi looked slow and overmatched in the opening half, however, really picked it up in the second half and was much better.

RW Cengiz Ünder (Man of the Match): 9
The Turk continues to improve and was the best player on the pitch for Roma. He continues to provide aide in defence while providing a scoring threat in attack as he bagged his fourth goal in his last three matches.

AM Radja Nainggolan: 6.5
The Belgian had a very poor opening half hour, but improved as the match progressed. He had chances on goal but couldn’t find the target.

LW Stephan El Shaarawy: 5.5
The former Milan man had a terrible display: misplayed passes, not hitting the target when given the chance.

ST Edin Dzeko: 5.5
A match to forget for Dzeko. He held on to the ball instead of playing the pass on a number of occasions and never really got into the match.

Manager Eusebio Di Francesco: 5.5
Should have taken off Dzeko and El Shaarawy earlier in the second half as he waited until nearly the 70th minute to make a change.

Substitutes

LW Diego Perotti: 7
Finished beautifully for a goal after the sensational work of Gregoire Defrel.

MF Kevin Strootman: 6.5
Added some bulk to the midfield.

ST Gregoire Defrel: 7.5
For the second match in a row, Defrel has provided more and has been more productive in just a handful of minutes than Dzeko has for nearly an entire match.

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.