When Juventus played recently Frosinone the media hailed their 2-0 win as swift and cynical. Ronaldo and co. only managing to break the deadlock in the last 15 minutes. Roma wins at Empoli in a similar fashion but it is now called suffering and regression. With Empoli showing to be a much more dangerous team than Frosinone.
In essence, yes, Roma have not played great football, not as good as recent games at least. Empoli was given too much space and Roma weren’t as good. The penalty missed by Caputo was the negative turning point for Empoli, and Roma took full advantage to close the match in the same Juve would do in similar circumstances. So, we take the 3 points, and forward we go.
Elsewhere, all other teams at the top won their respective games, so nothing changes at the top. Juve cruising comfortably, Napoli chasing, Inter with another lucky strike to score again in the end, Roma just back behind them. The international break is going to be good to recharge the batteries. Off we go. Next Roma v SPAL. Forza Roma.