Roma have been in a good place recently, can Nath continue their form this week?
Hello and welcome back to Rome for another Tuesday guiding Roma and Totti to glory, Hopefully!! In the last update we made a turbulent start to season 3 with 3 wins and 4 draws in the league. We have progressed in the Coppa Italia and UEFA Cup though which is pleasing at this early stage. So let’s crack on with Today’s update.
First up is our UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg tie against Lyon and it’s a classic! The first half is very nervy and neither team wants to attack much. That all changes in the 1st minute of the second half when Santa gifts Gazza the opener. Yordadis is better than my dad as he levels for Lyon. Totti gets us back in front but Loret equalises in the very next highlight. The winner comes from the unlikely source of Pistone after a few blocked efforts.
Progress in the Coppa Italia. Totti of course is the main man scoring on either side of half time. Caceres scores with a towering header in the dying seconds of stoppage time which is the cherry on top.
We get a battering from AC Milan. Caceres slips which lets Chiesa in for the opener. He then adds a quick 2nd. Totti gets one back with one of our rare ventures forward but Albertini snuffs out the comeback to seal an easy win for Milan.
We come back from that AC Milan loss to win the Rome Derby! Totti is the man who gives us the lead thanks to a superb through ball from Gazza. We signed Favalli from Lazio in the summer and he seals his place in Roma legend by slotting home our second. Totti has a moment of madness in the 89th minute by scoring an own goal but all is forgiven as we take the 3 points.
Love a win against the big teams! Totti opens the scoring from the penalty spot on the hour mark. Inzaghi equalises but Pistone is on hand to fire in a rebound. I’d been thinking of dropping Mahlas recently then he fires home our 3rd which turns out to be the winner as Inzaghi grabs a late 2nd for Juve.
We progress in the UEFA Cup with a fantastic display in Lyon. Gazza runs riot getting 2 goals and assisting for Rana. Mahlas finishes the scoring with our 4th late in the day.
We have to hang on for a bit at the end but the early goal from Thomas Roll is enough for us come away with 3 vital points.
Great point here away at Inter. Sousa gives them an early lead and i’m fearing another beating but Rana hits a thunderous effort from range to make it 1-1. Cauet scores with 20 minutes left to play but we don’t give up and Mahlas is the man in the 83rd minute to rescue a point for us.
We beat Cremonese in the last round of the cup and we beat them again here. Mahlas has been brilliant since i thought about dropping him and he adds another goal here for the win.
UEFA Cup 4th round time and it’s a solid win to take to Vienna for the 2nd leg. Roll was fantastic. He opens the scoring then sets up Mahlas and Totti. Totti adds a 4th but Flogel gives Vienna a sliver of hope with a very late away goal.
Coppa Italia QF 1st leg and it’s another slim 1-0 win. To be honest this was a dirty game with tackles flying around all over the pitch. Totti is the man with that little bit of magic to give us the win though.
This is such a poor result as Parma are struggling down in 16th. We are poor from start to finish which adds to the disappointment. Marco Negri is the man who finally gets the goal Parma deserve for the win.
Piacenza are the current leaders so this is a brilliant result for us. A low cross is fizzed into the box and Totti is on hand to slide in and guide the ball home to seal a big win.
That’s it for this update. Let’s check out the League Table.
Up to 3rd just 2 points off the lead. Inter the main danger with those 2 games in hand but we are certainly in the mix.
It’s been a good update. We have leads from our first legs in the UEFA Cup and Coppa Italia to push on with as well so it’s all looking good for now. Join me next time to see if we can keep going on all 3 fronts. Ciao for now.