ROME, GAZZETTA – As reported by the Gazzetta yesterday, Roma went on stage with a friendly match against Sporting Lisbon.
Rome, Gazzetta: “Dybala witnessed the first Giallorossi defeat”
“Roma’s first defeat of the season comes under the eyes of Dybala. Against a strong opponent like Sporting (Champions League), but with a rampant nervousness that is never good. In some ways it seemed like a photocopy of last year’s friendly match against Porto, when the fights were wasted. Exactly like yesterday, with at least three outbreaks lit intermittently (and many other situations at the limit). Roma reacted a little to the provocations, a little bit they let themselves go. The usual fighting team came out of it, which is the mirror of his coach. But perhaps too much for a friendly match. So the game was often broken up, especially in the second half, when the green-and-whites won it in extremis with a goal from Tabata in the 41st minute of the second half.
Reduced laps The most anticipated man was Rui Patricio, for his 12 years defending the Sporting posts. But instead of a bath of love, he took a lot of boos, with the green-and-white fans who did not forgive him the farewell of 2018, when with the troubled club he decided to terminate the contract and fly to Wolves. Rui, however, never gave up, not even when Roma appeared still packed, certainly behind in condition compared to their opponents “.