Match ratings: Roma 4-1 Sampdoria


GK Robin Olsen: 7

Incredibly got his hand to a deflected shot early in the first half and did very well to prevent a goal from a point-blank header in the second half.

RB Alessandro Florenzi: 6

Struggled to provide decent crosses and was beat too easily by Defrel’s impressive first touch for Sampdoria’s only goal.

CB Kostas Manolas: 6.5

Put in a good defensive performance but can be faulted for not intercepting the cross that led to Sampdoria’s goal.

CB Juan Jesus: 7.5

The Brazilian didn’t put a foot wrong all game and was very efficient pushing forward, aggressively denying Sampdoria’s advances and fully deserved his goal.

LB Aleksandar Kolarov: 7

Slowly improved his performance throughout the match and made a clinical run to get into a good position for his assist.

MF Bryan Cristante: 7

Another solid performance for Cristante where he looked increasingly confident and had a wonderful header that might have got his name on the scoreboard if Jesus didn’t confirm the goal himself.

MF Steven N’Zonzi: 7.5

I forgot who Sampdoria had in midfield.

RW Justin Kluivert: 7.5

It seems like every time he has the ball at his feet you can expect something good to happen. Only the post could deny Kluivert what would have been a wonderful solo goal.

AMF Lorenzo Pellegrini: 7.5

Roma had a lot of attacking opportunities in this game, many of which came through a key pass from Pellegrini.

LW Stephen El Shaarawy: 8 (Man of the Match)

Played a vital role in unlocking Kolarov for Schick’s goal and bagged a brace -including a magically curling shot- to round off an incredible second half performance.

ST Patrick Schick: 7

Was proactive throughout the game and capitalized on a wonderful Kolarov assist.

Manager Eusebio Di Francesco: 7.5 

It’s a pleasure finally seeing EDF building confidence in the players who deserve an opportunity and watching them seize their opportunities.

Substitutes:

Dzeko ST: 6.5

Did well to assist El Shaarawy late in the second half.

Ünder RW: 6.5

Very energetic and played a beautiful back heel to Dzeko to facilitate the last goal.

Zaniolo AMF: N/A