Mourinho escaped punishment, Roma beat Juventus

Welcoming coach Jose Mourinho after successfully appealing the two-match ban, Roma beat Juventus 1-0 thanks to midfielder Gianluca Mancini’s masterpiece in the 25th round of Serie A.

Final result Roma vs Juventus (1-0)

Scored: Mancini (53′)

Red card: Moise Kean (Juventus, 90′)

53 minutes, picking up the ball from Bryan Cristante, Mancini aligned a beat and then finished from a distance of 25m, sending the ball diagonally, out of reach of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Mancini in a long shot from about 25 meters, scored to help Roma defeat Juventus at the Olimpico stadium on March 5

Juventus have conceded a goal from outside the box for the first time since Mattia Aramu conceded a goal against Venezia on May 1, 2022. In the past ten months, the opponents only tore the net of “Old Lady” with shots from inside the box.

Roma are also unbeaten in both legs against Juventus in a Serie A season for the first time since 2003-2004 under legendary coach Fabio Capello. In the first leg in Turin in August 2022, Roma held Juventus 1-1 thanks to Tammy Abraham’s equalizer.

This result helps Roma take the fourth place of Milan – the team lost 1-2 at Fiorentina in the early match. Meanwhile, Juventus broke a four-match winning streak and continued to sink in the middle of the table with 35 points, 12 points behind the Champions League group.

Before the match, Roma received good news when they successfully appealed Mourinho’s suspension for insulting the fourth referee Serra in the defeat to Cremonese on February 28. After that match, the Portuguese coach hinted that Serra was deliberately aggressive to get him disqualified, wanted the organizers to find the recordings on the pitch for evidence and left open the possibility of taking legal action. .

The presence of Mourinho and playing at home Olimpico did not help Roma create an overwhelming position. They had only 40% possession, shot six times with two shots on target, compared to 14 and 5 for their opponents.

Moise Kean received a direct red card in the 90th minute

This match, Juventus was unlucky when it hit the wooden frame three times. In the 44th minute, Danilo hung the ball to the far post for Adrien Rabiot to penetrate the penalty area and then headed to the near corner to hit the column. 59 minutes, from the free kick to the left, Juan Cuadrado shot over the fence, but the ball bounced off the post and went all the way across. With ten minutes remaining in official time, Mancini nearly made an own goal when he headed home from a corner on the left by-line.

The away team still lacks people in the minutes of injury time. Moise Kean received a direct red card just 40 seconds after replacing Cuadrado. Angered when Mancini grabbed his shirt and provoked, the Juventus striker kicked the opponent’s leg to retaliate. Outside the touchline, coach Max Allegri shook his head in dismay.

This is not the fastest time a player has been sent off in Serie A, as the record belongs to Giuseppe Lorenzo – who received a red card for elbowing Luigi Apolloni who was only on the field for 10 seconds in Bologna’s match against Parma on 9. December 1990. Behind is Giulio Migliaccio – who was on the field for 32 seconds in Atalanta’s 3-0 win over Palermo on December 6, 2015.

Kean received his first red card in Serie A, but was sent off when he was still with Everton in the match against Huddersfield at the League Cup on August 24, 2021.

Roma vs Juventus lineup

  • Roma: Patricio, Smalling, Ibanez, Mancini, Matic, Cristante, Spinazzola, Zalewski (Karsdorp 63), Dybala (Abraham 73), Wijnaldum (Bove 73), Pellegrini (Belotti 85).
  • Juventus: Szczesny, Bremer, Sandro (Bonucci 46), Danilo, Rabiot, Fagioli (Chiesa 59), Locatelli (Paredes 76), Kostic (Pogba 76), Cuadrado (Kean 89), Vlahovic, Di Maria.

Result – Italian league table 2022/23 today