Witness Roma’s continued revival in Serie A, as they masterfully clinch a 4-1 victory against Cagliari. The win is shadowed by Dybala’s heartfelt departure due to injury.
Table of Contents
- Match Highlights
- Dybala’s Emotional Exit
- Mourinho’s Post-match Insights
- Injury Plagues in Roma’s Camp
1. Match Highlights ⚽
Amidst the emotional scene of Argentine star Paulo Dybala’s unfortunate exit due to injury, Roma has sustained its revival in Serie A. They clinched an emphatic 4-1 victory away at Cagliari’s home ground, during Sunday’s eighth league match.
The “Giallorossi” took control from the get-go, concluding the first half with a clinical 2-0 lead. The rapid-fire goals, coming in the 19th and 20th minutes, were courtesy of star players Houssem Aouar and Belgian Romelu Lukaku.
Dybala’s Emotional Exit 😢
However, a dampener to this lead was Dybala’s departure. He had to leave the pitch in the 34th minute, after a strong collision resulting in a severe knock to his left knee. Trying to persevere, the pain became unbearable, leading to a tearful exit under the watchful eye of his coach, Portuguese legend José Mourinho.
Mour inho’s Post-match Insights 🎤
Undeterred, Roma entered the second half with unyielding force. Andrea Belotti added the third goal in the 51st minute, followed by Lukaku’s second personal and the team’s fourth goal. Yet, in the 87th minute, Cagliari pulled one back with a penalty taken by Nahitan Nández.
Roma‘s resurgence in the league continues, earning their third victory this season and placing them at 10th with 11 points. Cagliari remains at the bottom with just two points, joining Salernitana as the team yet to find a win.
In a post-match discussion, Mourinho remarked, “I listen to my players. Paulo isn’t optimistic about the injury, and neither am I.” Awaiting further medical evaluations, Mourinho emphasizes his trust in Dybala’s knowledge of his body, asserting that the medical team will provide more insights after thorough checks.
Injury Plagues in Roma’s Camp 🏥
Mourinho’s squad is unfortunately no stranger to injuries. Notable absentees include Chris Smalling, Renato Sanches, Diego Llorente, Marash Kumbulla, and Tammy Abraham. Adding to the list is Lorenzo Pellegrini, expected to be sidelined for up to a month.
Roma’s ascent is evident as they continue to showcase their prowess, even amidst significant injury setbacks. Their performance against Cagliari is a testament to their determination and potential in Serie A.
Roma Dominates Cagliari