Roma folds Monza at last gasp
Roma folds Monza at the last breath
At the’Olimpico, in the lunch match of the ninth day of Serie A, Roma beat Monza 1-0, in ten from the end of the first half due to the expulsion of D’Ambrosio, El Shaarawy’s goal in the 90’ was decisive.
The first chance è of Monza at 12’: cross shot by Colpani from 30 yards, Colombo misses the header Rui Patrcio manages to block. At 37’ resounding Di Gregorio who saves the Brianzoli on a two-step header by Aouar found by a Belotti cross.
At 42’ D’Ambrosio was sent off for double caution (two fouls on Belotti), while in the first half recovery again Di Gregorio miraculously saves with his foot on a sure shot by Belotti from a cross by Spinazzola that had been pierced by Lukaku.
Resume. At 50’ Colpani’s left-footed left-footed shot from distance grazed the cross of the posts to Rui Patricio’s right. At 66’ the Giallorossi goalkeeper parries a left-footed shot by Birindelli served by Vignato. At 71’ El Shaarawy serves Aouar, control and shot deflected into the corner by the Brianza defense.
At 73’ Azmoun serves Lukaku in the area, the Belgian goes wide on the right and shoots at the post. On 75 Monza counterattack with Vignato serving Birindelli whose shot is blocked by Rui Patricio. At 79’ E Shaarawy peels off the right from the edge, the ball reaches Lukaku whose left è bricked by Pablo Mari.
At’82’ sensational personal action by Vignato who then shoots but Mancini saves for a corner with Ru Patricio probably beaten. At’88’ Mancini for Lukaku who ends up on the ground but manages to serve Azmoun whose right-footed shot is printed on the post.
In the 90’ Roma managed to take the lead: cross by Zalewski, Kristensen’s bank, El Shaarawy touches for Azmoun, shot repelled by the Brianza defense, the Pharaoh recovers and right-footed pierces Di Gregrio. In the convulsive twelve mnutes of stoppage time Mourinho is ejected for teasing the opposing bench with the gesture of tears.
Monza’s last attempt came from Donati whose right-footed shot was deflected by Rui Patricio. A’genuine mockery for the guests who saw to stop at four the series of consecutive useful games and at 441 minutes the unbeaten streak of Di Gregorio, while the capitolini are on their third consecutive victory.