Roma lived an afternoon to forget on their visit to Cremonese, who celebrated their first win in Serie A for 27 years and left the last place in the championship, now occupied by Sampdoria. With a victory, the Romans would have caught up with Inter and Milan in second place, while this result leaves them out of the Champions League positions. Lazio is fourth, with one point more than its fellow citizens.
The Giallorossi started with Wijnaldum, starting for the first time this season. The midfielder starred in the first chance of the game, penetrating the area and looking for his teammates with a powerful cross that found no one. In minute 17, however, the locals unblocked the match with Tsadjout, who received a ball from Valeri and beat Rui Patricio with a spectacular volley. It was difficult for the people of the capital to react and, before the break, the only attempt was made by Dybala, with a free kick that ended up wide.
The restart began with another bad news for the Giallorossi. Mourinho began to argue with the fourth official and was sent off: he will have to watch from the stands the fundamental game with Juve for the next day. The Portuguese decided to replace four players at minute 62, seeking to change the course of an increasingly complicated game. Abraham, El Shaarawy, Solbakken and Matic replaced Belotti, Pellegrini, Zalewski and Cristante, and the measure took effect. After a wasted chance by the Englishman, Spinazzola received a long pass from Mancini and won the one-on-one with Carnesecchi with a precise shot. The side is getting better.
The romanisti, then, turned to the attack to complete the comeback, but, just at their best moment, they conceded the 2-1. Ciofani combined with Okereke on the edge of the area and the striker was brought down by Rui Patrício. It was a penalty, and the Italian launched it and materialized it. The final rush of Roma, messy and aimless, had no effect. After having eliminated him from the Italian Cup, the Cremonese gave Mou another great upset.
tammy abraham (61′, Andrea Belotti), Nemanja Matic (62′, Bryan Cristante), Ola Solbakken (62′, Nicola Zalewski), Stephan El Shaarawy (62′, Lorenzo Pellegrini), Soualiho Meité (65′, Felix Afena-Gyan), Rick Karsdorp (67′, Marash Kumbulla), Daniel Ciofani (77′, Frank Tsadjout), Paul Galdames (77′, Charles Pickel), Vlad Chiriches (83′, Alex Ferrari), Paolo Ghiglione (83′, Leonardo Sernicola)
1-0, 16′: Frank Tsadjout1-1, 70′: Leonardo Spinazzolla2-1, 82′: Daniel Ciofani
Referee: Marco Piccinini
VAR Referee: Marco Di Bello, Gianluca Manganiello
alex ferrari (11′,Yellow) dos Santos Mourinho Felix (45′,Red) Bianchetti (51′,Yellow) Leonardo Sernicola (57′,Yellow) The Shaarawy (73′,Yellow) ibanez (80′,Yellow)