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If Roma were leading 3-0, it was only due to the disasters of the referee Rosario Abisso. These were the various comments of some TV commentators with some titles from some Northern sports newspaper. Roma is put to the wall for alleged refereeing errors, questionable but far from certainties and improbable interpretations. “If only I had had a great Roman press” Franco Sensi used to say.

The truth is that Roma was superior and overflowing from the start. Singo’s double yellow is plausible. And that Roma is a net recipient of bad decisions. Only a couple of games ago with Sassuolo Pedro sees red, foul on Pellegrini not sanctioned with red and a clear penalty not granted. I have not seen any of these gentlemen speak, write or make headlines about it. Just as I have not seen the same headlines against Inter against Napoli a couple of days ago. Rome has to live with these attitudes whenever it comes close to annoying the teams at the top. It is up to us to protect it.

The Giallorossi looked absolutely fine, apart from the blackout of the last 15 minutes, a drop in physical-mental tension despite the various changes that should avoid certain amnesias. Instead there was at least 10 minutes of Torino domination, when they were down 3-0 and with one man down. Up to that point there has only been one team on the pitch. We are now third, just 4 points behind leaders Milan. Next, a trip to Bergamo against Atalanta. An opportunity to test our ambitions against one of the most difficult team to face. Tough but yes we can! Daje Roma.

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