Roma eased past Udinese in a 1-0 victory on Thursday at the Stadio Olympico. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Roma were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last game 3-2 to Hellas Verona. Udinese, on the other hand, lost 4-0 in the last match they played against Napoli. As things stand, Roma are in 4th place, with 12 points from 5 matches, while Udinese sit in 10th, with 7 points from 5.
It was an impressive opening from Giallorossi, thanks to Tammy Abraham giving Roma the lead at the 36 minute mark. They then managed to see out the first half 1-0. The second 45 minutes ended with little further action at either end and goalless.
For Roma, Chris Smalling, Stephan El Shaarawy and Eldor Shomurodov, came on for Riccardo Calafiori, Nicolo Zaniolo and Tammy Abraham. Udinese brought on Beto, Brandon Soppy, Jens Stryger Larsen, Lazar Samardzic and Tolgay Arslan, to replace Ignacio Pussetto, Nahuel Molina, Iyenoma Destiny Udogie, Bram Nuytinck and Jean-Victor Makengo.
The referee booked five players. Lorenzo Pellegrini, Bryan Cristante and Riccardo Calafiori from Roma, who saw yellow cards and Lorenzo Pellegrini (2 yellow cards), sent off with a red, as well as for Udinese Walace received yellows.
|Roma:||Rui Patricio, Rick Karsdorp, Gianluca Mancini, Roger Ibanez, Riccardo Calafiori (Chris Smalling, min.69), Nicolo Zaniolo (Stephan El Shaarawy, min.74), Jordan Veretout, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Bryan Cristante, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Tammy Abraham (Eldor Shomurodov, min.86)|
|Udinese:||Marco Silvestri, Samir, Rodrigo Becao, Bram Nuytinck (Lazar Samardzic, min.80), Nahuel Molina (Brandon Soppy, min.62), Roberto Pereyra, Walace, Jean-Victor Makengo (Tolgay Arslan, min.85), Iyenoma Destiny Udogie (Jens Stryger Larsen, min.79), Ignacio Pussetto (Beto, min.62) and Gerard Deulofeu|
|Stadium:||the Stadio Olympico|
|Goals:||Tammy Abraham (1-0, min. 36)|