Roma hooked by Torino, Monza corrects Salernitana

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Roma hooked by Torino, Monza corrects Salernitana

Tough week for Roma. After losing the derby against Lazio (0-1) last Sunday, then drawing (1-1) in Sassuolo, José Mourinho’s men conceded a draw this Sunday, again at home, against Torino (1-1).

The scenario of the match gave some cold sweats to the Roman supporters, who had to tear out some hair when Andrea Belotti missed his penalty, that of the equalizer, in the additional time of the meeting (90th + 2). But Roma have a gem in their ranks and Paulo Dybala has once again shown that he is indispensable to this team.

Entering the game in the 70th minute, the Argentinian, who missed the five previous matches of the Louve due to a hamstring injury, quickly put himself in value. While Roma had been trailing since the 55th minute following a header from Linetty, Dybala alerted Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, the Torino goalkeeper, who repelled his first shot (72nd). Roma pushed when Dybala got a penalty following a foul by Koffi Djidji (90th + 1), while José Mourinho, quite upset with the referee had just been sent off (89th).

Belotti therefore touched the outside post and the Roman fans no doubt thought that their team was going to concede a second defeat in a row at home. But Dybala took his chance and found the crossbar from Milinkovic-Savic then Nemanja Matic followed well to recover the ball which was deflected by a defender before heading for the net. Roma limited the damage and provisionally remains three points behind AC Milan and the podium as the Rossoneri are to face Fiorentina at the end of the afternoon.

Dragowski, the goalkeeper of La Spezia, package for the World Cup?

At the same time, Monza swept away Salernitana (3-0) thanks to goals from Carlos Augusto (24th), Dany Mota (35th) and a penalty from Pessina (74th) as the visitors finished at 10 after the card red received by Candreva (74th).

Led from the 30th minute after a goal from Verdi for Hellas Verona, Spezia finally won thanks to a double from M’Bala Nzola (53rd, 69th). This victory is all the more important as the Polish goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski, selected for the World Cup, seriously injured his ankle at the start of the match. The 25-year-old goalkeeper is one of the understudy of Poland holder Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus) and will probably be out of the World Cup.

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