The Last Roman – Part 17: Pescy Semi

Good day and welcome to Tuesday, I hope your bank holiday was full of good times. Here to keep those times rolling is Nath, who’s in Rome…

Happy Tuesday all and welcome back to Rome. We are well into season 4 now with Totti and the gang. We had an early setback getting knocked of the UEFA Cup at the first hurdle but we are currently 3rd in the league and have a Coppa Italia Semi Final to look forward to. So let’s dive in.

What a fantastic start to this weeks update! Roll scores from a rebound in the 3rd minute. Ronaldo then levels straight from kick off. Salas fires us back in front in the 7th minute and Totti makes it 3-1 in the 13th minute. The game finally settles down as we control the tempo and Totti finishes it off with a 2nd goal in the 74th minute. Inter are just above us in 2nd so this is huge.

We blow Genoa away in the first half. Salas and Totti score 4 minutes apart in the early stages to settle us down. Salas adds a 3rd for us before half time. In truth we are poor in the second half but the job was already done.

A good point away at Juventus but it doesn’t help us in trying to catch them up at the top. Nesta opened the scoring from a corner in the 11th minute. We equalise on the 44th minute from a corner of our own which Roll nods home.

Blimey we make hard work of this one. We batter Perugia for the first 20 minutes but can’t find a goal. So naturally they take a 2 goal lead before half time. In the second half Totti switches it on and assists Cafu for the opener. He then bags 2 in 10 minutes to complete the turn around and seal a comeback win.

Tight at the top!!

We play Serie B Pescara in the Coppa Italia Semi Final and we can only struggle to a draw in the 1st leg. Salas gives us a 1st half lead but in the 88th minute Verolino grabs a deserved equaliser. Work to do in the 2nd leg.

Really crap game this one. Piacenza take the lead in the 12th minute then nothing happens until our equaliser in the 89th minute.

Much better quality in this one. Totti opens the scoring in the 25th minute but Axeldal levels before half time. Totti nudges us back in front and we stay in front for 3 more points.

Pescara take us all the way to penalties but Richard Wright saves 2 to send us through to the Coppa Italia Final. Caceres gave us the lead in the 71st minute only for Cannarsa to score late to send us to penalties which luckily we win.

Fair play to Napoli here, they absolutely tear us apart. We don’t get a sniff apart from a 10 minute spell near the end of the game. We lose ground on Inter and Juventus at the top.

A good win against the always tricky Fiorentina. Pistone pops up with a rare goal to open the scoring. Salas makes it 2-0 after half time. Batistuta scores a worldie to keep things interesting but we hold on for the win.

That’s the lot for this weeks update. Let’s check out the league table.

4 points ahead of Inter but 5 behind Juventus. We just have to hope Juve have a blip at some point. Very happy so far though. 2nd in the league and a cup final to look forward to. Join me next time as we look to conclude the season. Here is Totti’s stats so far.

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