Roma Finally Wins Again, Bow Cagliari 2-1
Cagliari – After a draw in the last four games in Serie A, Roma finally returned to victory lane. Giallorossi go home with three points after beating Cagliari 2-1.
In giornata match at Stadio Sant’Elia 22, Sunday (08/02/2015) night, Rome open the scoring in the 37th minute by kicking Adem Ljajic. Excellence Rome later duplicated by Leandro Paredes in the second half.
Just a few seconds ahead of the game ended, Cagliari obtain consolation goal through a header from Paul-Jose M’Poku. Score 2-1 to Rome to close the game.
With this victory, Rome disconnected series of results obtained in a series of four previous matches against Lazio, Palermo, Fiorentina, and Empoli. In the standings board, I Lupi was still in second place with 46 points, seven points adrift of Juventus.
After being depressed in the early minutes, Roma got the first opportunity. In the ninth minute, Daniele Verde for the first time got a chance as a starter fired hard from outside the penalty box. But the ball is still hovering over the crossbar Cagliari.
Cagliari behind threatened by Duje Cop. Croatian striker was twice tested Morgan De Sanctis. In the 15th minute, his shot from outside the box is still leading to De Sanctis. Four minutes later, Cop forcing De Sanctis to rescue the shot from a narrow angle on the left side.
Rome had another opportunity through Adem Ljajic in the 25th minute. But the shot can be captured by Zeljko Brkic. Two minutes later, Verde failed to capitalize on a golden opportunity. Although freestanding, Verde unable netted a pass from Seydou Keita into the goal after his shot just on the outer side of the goal nets Cagliari.
Rome to open the scoring in the 37th minute. Utilizing a chip kick the ball from Verde, Ljajic netted the goal Cagliari. 1-0 to Roma last until halftime.
Entering the second half, Cagliari is left of the goal to increase the intensity of attacks. Meanwhile, Roma endure more than pressure the home team.
Cop again become a threat to the goalkeeper De Sanctis. Got plenty of space after receiving the ball from Joao Pedro, Cop fired a shot from near the prison. But his efforts were still leads to De Sanctis.
IN the 78th minute, Cop squandered a golden opportunity to equalize. M’Poku surprising breakthrough bait from Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and the ball fell to the feet Cop. But then still soar Cop shot over the crossbar.
Continued to attack, Cagliari conceded five minutes ahead of the game was over. From a counter-attack, Verde moving from the left side to send feedback which concluded with a right-foot volley by Leandro Paredes. Although he had hit the post, the ball kept rolling Paredes kick into the goal.
At the end of the match, Cagliari able to reduce the lag. Feedback from Danilo Avelar completed well by M’Poku through a header to tear the nets goalkeeper De Sanctis. The goal was to be the last in the game.
Cagliari: Brkic, Gonzalez (M’Poku 61), Capuano, Rossettini, Avelar, Dessena, Conti, Donsah, Ekdal, Joao Pedro (Sau 78), Cop (Longo 79)
Rome: De Sanctis; Torosidis, Yanga-Mbiwa, Astori, Holebas; Pjanic, Keita, Nainggolan; Ljajic (Paredes 74), Totti (Sanabria 61), Verde