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Roma does not raise its head. After the humiliating defeat in the derby last Friday, the giallorossi were eliminated in the last 16 of the Italian Cup against Spezia, who triumphed 4-2 in extra time, after 90 very intense minutes. The Romanist disaster is twofold, because the blow will also come due to an improper alignment, and it is the second time this season (it already happened on the first day of Serie A, against Verona. Last Saturday’s match ended 0-0 , but the giallorossi were wrong: included Diawara among the under-22s, although the Guinean turned 23 in July.
Fonseca, after the red card to Mancini and Pau López in the first part of extra time, made two changes, removing goalkeeper Fuzato and Ibáñez from the bench, and came to add six. The only one to say that something was wrong was Pilgrims, but they ignored him. Roman managers misinterpreted the regulation: in case of extra time, in fact, another interruption for substitutions is allowed, but only if during the 90 minutes five were not used. Amazing.
The game promised a show as soon as it began, with an opportunity to Borja Mayoral and a penalty for the visitors, due to a lack of Cristante on Maggiore, made by Galabinov. The Italian team, in the 15th minute, even made it 0-2, thanks to a bad pass from Kumbulla that Saponara took advantage with a right hand.
From then on, the people of the capital lived their best moment, making merits to come back. Pellegrini, before the break, forced and made the 1-2 penalty, and in the second half, after having wasted several times, a smooth Vaseline from Mkhitaryan was worth the tie.
The giallorosso mistake, there, was not completing the comeback. He had it very close, in 86 ‘, with Borja Mayoral, who again had no aim after an error of Vignali. The extension was reached, then, which for Fonseca’s was disastrous from the beginning. In just two minutes, the Romanists were left with nine players on the pitch: Mancini were sent off, for a double yellow, and goalkeeper Pau López, who knocked Piccoli down on a bad start. There was the mess of the changes, which made everything that happened later useless.
Roma held out until they couldAlthough between exhaustion and double numerical inferiority, his defeat seemed only a matter of time. At 102 ‘right Daniele Verde, formerly of Valladolid who grew up in the giallorossa quarry, made with a header on 2-3, and in 119 ‘another wonderful Vaseline, this time from Saponara, closed the poker. A historic triumph for him Spice, which is given away the quarterfinals at Maradona against Naples, which he already beat in Serie A. Roma, meanwhile, are experiencing the blackest moment in recent months.
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