After the bad game with Sampdoria the Roma fan was expecting a reaction, that desire and determination kindo of gone lately, and something that looked like a football game more than anything else. Even if remedied by a serious injured situation, in Genoa those who took the field had not made a good impression.You needed a jolt to find yourself.
And then with Borussia we finally saw a better team, fought and played with desire, and we saw a combative Fonseca in the pouring rain. But then everything is thwarted by yet another macroscopic referee error, even this time at levels unthinkable in Europe.
A sharp shot on Smalling’s face is misrepresented for a foul hand, and here the evening turns into another nightmare. 93rd minute, missing a few seconds at the end when the Scottish referee decides the unthinkable. Penalty. The incredulous world. Roma is stolen of the victory, an enormous damage for how the table of the group changes, but also another blow to team and supporters, once again under referee check this year.
Unthinkable not yet have the VAR available in this competition. Moral of the story, Roma already so patched up comes out with broken bones tonight, as if it were needed. But there is no time. We must stand up and fight, vehemently. Milan arrives on Sunday. It is too important to win. Let’s give the fried food tonight. Against everything and everyone. Daje Roma!