A penalty from the Argentine decides
Roma prevailed 1-0 on the Turin field in the match valid for the 29th day of Serie A 2022-2023. Mourinho’s team returned to away success, thanks to the penalty scored by Dybala at the start of the first half, and climbed to 53 points in third place ahead of Milan and Inter. Turin fights but fails to overcome the Giallorossi defense and remains on 38 points.
THE MATCH – Mourinho for the match against the grenades chooses to return to the three-man defense with Mancini, Smalling and Llorente while up front, somewhat surprisingly, he opts for Solbakken, El Shaarawy and Dybala. Juric for his part chooses Gravillon in defense with Schuurs and Buongiorno while forward Radonjic and Miranchuk in support of Sanabria.
Turin-Roma 0-1, the highlights (Video)
Roma started well and immediately scored. In the 8th minute Dybala scored by making the penalty kick awarded for a touch with the arm by Schuurs on Zalewski’s shot. For the Argentine it is the 11th goal in the league. Toro replies in the 16th minute with a shot from the edge by Rodriguez which deflected just wide. Roma check and sink again in the 23rd minute with Wijnaldum who sees Milinkovic Savic off the posts and tries the shot from outside which ends over the crossbar. In the 28th minute Cristante tries on a reversal in front but the shot is deflected for a corner.
At the start of the second half, the grenade was close to equals: in the 49th minute Rodriguez crossed in the middle for Miranchuk who headed off but the shot was deflected for a corner by Rui Patricio with an excellent backstroke. In the 50th minute Roma asked for a second penalty: Dybala fell to the ground from a blow received in the penalty area by Rodriguez and Milinkovic-Savic but after a check from the Var the referee continued with many doubts.
In the 61st minute Rome is still dangerous from a corner by Dybala who finds Smalling whose conclusion is however high over the crossbar. In the 67th minute Turin was dangerous with Singo unloading for Radonjic: the shot from the edge of the 49th minute area was countered by Mancini. In the 89th minute Pellegri, who had just come in, turned well from the edge, his right foot was deflected by Smalling who sent a tricky shot for a corner. In the 93rd minute Roma had the opportunity to close the match but Abraham, a few minutes after his entry, entered the area and carried the ball to the right but shot high. Toro has none left and Roma controls and can take home three important points in the Champions League race.