Roma-Genoa 0-0, double mockery for Zaniolo: goal canceled and red

The Giallorossi do not break through, at the end of the goal canceled by the Var

Roma drew 0-0 against Genoa in a match that ended with a mockery. Zaniolo’s goal at the end is canceled by the referee Abisso and the Giallorossi midfielder is sent off for protests. After two consecutive successes, Mourinho’s team brakes. Test of solidity for the Ligurians in 10 men in the last 20 ‘for the expulsion of Ostigard. In the recovery Zaniolo was also sent off. The ranking sees Roma rise to 39 points, 3 less than Juventus, and Genoa penultimate to 14.


At 11 ‘lost ball by a rossoblù defender, Abraham enters the area but loses the right moment. Two minutes later Genoa punishment with the ball for Ekuban who in a head twist forces Rui Patricio to intervene to deflect the ball over the crossbar. Zaniolo tries from outside the box, the shot is high.

Roma tries to increase the number of laps, at 31 ‘double cross in the area for Mkhitaryan with the defenders making good guard. Serpentine by Zaniolo who dribbles a couple of defenders and unloads for Maitland-Niles, the shot is blocked by a sliding defender. In the 35th minute you hit and counter in the Roma area on the development of a free-kick, Ibarra’s shot is blocked by Smalling, in the end it is Yeboah who kicks high.

At 40 ‘Zaniolo serves Sergio Oliveira, the shot from a tight angle ends on the outside of the net. In the final half of the time Maitland-Niles puts a low shot for Mkhitaryan in the center, anticipated at the last by Bani who gets injured, Ostigard enters his place.

The recovery sees Sturaro kick from the edge, a weak shot that ends at the bottom. At 55 ‘great chance for Roma, Karsdorp puts them on the far post for Smalling, the English is high. Double change for Genoa, out of Destro and Yeboah for Piccoli and Amiri. In Rome enters Felix for Maitland-Niles and El Shaarawy for Sergio Oliveira.

At 60 ‘El Shaarawy puts it behind for the rushing Zaniolo, tall. Rome again, Abraham’s conclusion walled by Ostigard. The Norwegian two minutes later was sent off for a foul on Felix as the last man. Blessin runs for cover by throwing Melegoni and Maksimovic into the fray for Portanova and Ekuban. Mourinho inserts Veretout for Karsdorp.

At 85 ‘restart for the Giallorossi with El Shaarawy who concentrates but at the moment of the shot he does not find the mirror of the goal. At the end the ‘Pharaoh’ tries a shot from the edge but with no luck. At 90 ‘Zaniolo controls to the limit and with a left in the corner puts Sirigu but the referee Abisso cancels after being recalled to the monitor by the Var for a previous foul by Abraham. In the red recovery also for Zaniolo. It ends 0-0.