Venice, supported by the saves of Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, triumphed 3-2 against Roma of Portuguese coach José Mourinho and prolonged the slump in Serie A of the capital’s side, which only won one of their last five league games.
After starting his stage in Rome with five victories out of five, between Serie A and the Conference League, Mourinho’s team entered a crisis of results that worsened this Sunday against the recently promoted Venice, who came back 1-2 at halftime to celebrate his third win of the season.
And that the Roma, after receiving the 0-1 at three minutes, signed by Mattia Caldara, had come back with two goals on the brink of halftime, scored by the Uzbek Eldor Shomurodov and the English Tammy Abraham.
The 2-1 at halftime seemed to have put the shock down and Roma had a long series of chances to kill off the match, but they ran into some great saves from Sergio Romero, decisive to keep Venice alive.
And the local team, after saving themselves, managed to come back to 3-2 thanks to a penalty converted in 64 by Mattia Aramu and a great goal from the Nigerian David Okereke on the counterattack, in the 74th minute.
Roma turned to the attack with everything, in which the Spaniards Borja Mayoral and Carles Pérez also entered, but without being able to demolish the wall of a Venice that, on the backlash, could also be done with a wider margin.
Despite an offensively positive performance, Roma conceded their second consecutive victory and the fifth of the year in twelve games. He was fifth in the standings, three points behind Atalanta, who was fourth. In addition, Lazio could overtake Roma in the table with a win this Sunday against Salernitana.
For Venice, this victory was key to clinching a three-point margin over the relegation zone. EFE (HN)