AS Roma definitively turned the page on Jose Mourinho, its coach sacked on Tuesday and replaced by Daniele De Rossi, by beating Verona 2 to 1 on Saturday during the 21st day of the Italian Championship. For his debut at the head of “his” Roma, a club whose jersey he wore for eighteen seasons, De Rossi was spoiled in the first half, much less after the break.
At the Olympic Stadium, he only had to wait 19 minutes to see Romelu Lukaku score his first league goal since December 23. Six minutes later, Lorenzo Pellegrini, among the players most criticized by Roman fans, doubled the lead.
But as under Mourinho, Roma showed a completely different face in the second half, feverish and dominated after the reduction of the score by Michael Folorunsho (76th). She still preserved her advantage to sign her first victory in a month, which allows her to grab a place (8th, 32 points), 19 lengths behind the leader, Inter, but only two points from 4th place. , the last qualifier for the Champions League.