If it wasn’t for our keeper we would be probably be here talking about another lost opportunity. It’s not for the first time. Roma keeps losing concentration against lower level teams. It’s been going on for the whole season. We had already lost the first leg away, to see the replay of that game was not an option.
Yet again, it took a similar direction until Roma found the way to win the match, and mostly thanks to our keeper Robin Olsen who saved us from another catastrophe. If there is one team to have regrets today, this is Bologna.
A very bad first half, Bologna literally attacking all over the place, Roma unable to react and impose its own game play. Defense in tatters, incredible mistakes at the back, especially by Fazio, who then redeemed himself by scoring the second goal. Olsen did not enjoy himself.
The real change in second half was made by the 35-years old substitute Daniele De Rossi. His presence was immediately felt and the team changed gear and attitude. Kolarov’s penalty and Fazio’s goal later was the game changer, although Bologna came back later, never doomed. But it was too late.
In the end, we don’t take the performance but yes we do take the three points to carry on the chase on Milan, hoping there would be no more displays like this. Le’ts move on. Frosinone next, then the Derby and Porto. Crucial days ahead. Daje Roma!