AS Rome hardly convinced but ensured the essential, the 2-1 victory on the field of Salernitana, the red lantern very poorly embarked on its maintenance operation, Monday at the end of the 22nd day of the Italian championship .
Paulo Dybala opened the scoring with a penalty whistled for a handball in the area by Giulio Maggiore (51st).
The Argentinian and his partner at the forefront of the Roman attack, the Belgian Romelu Lukaku, did not spare each other, but it was Lorenzo Pelligrini, forgotten at the far post, who doubled the lead (66th).
Salernitana immediately responded with Grigoris Kastanos (70) and took the upper hand physically, without realizing anything.
The reunion between Filippo Inzaghi and Daniele De Rossi, members of the Italian team crowned world champions in 2006, will not remain a good memory for the former.
Arriving in Salerno in October, “Super Pippo” saw his team concede its 14th defeat of the season, its seventh at home: the red lantern is now six points behind Udinese, first non-relegation.
Opposite, De Rossi, who was in charge of his second match since his appointment to replace José Mourinho, has so far performed flawlessly and his team is now 5th with 35 points, one length behind 4th qualifying place for the League champions occupied by Atalanta who however played one match less.
“DDR” has one more rehearsal against low-ranked Cagliari next weekend, before its first real test, against Inter on February 10 at the Olympic Stadium.