Roma report cards – Aouar, only the goal is saved. Abraham, player to be found again. Good Zalewski

Final result: Empoli-Roma 2-1

Svilar 6 – He can’t do anything about the 1-0 goal. However, Niang’s goal at the end of the match was not perfect. The Giallorossi goalkeeper alternates some mistakes in his area where he risks having the ball stolen, with perfect exits to close the mirror.

Angelino 6 – He misses his save on Gyasi during Empoli’s opening goal. Then it grows, a lot of running and often interesting crosses, like the one that leads to the equalizer at the end of the first half.

Ndicka 5.5 – Accomplice on the goal conceded due to wrong positioning. For the rest school game.

Left-handed 5 – He doesn’t move forward much and suffers from Cancellieri’s counterattacks and speed. Bad finish also at the end where he is preceded by Niang.

Celik 6 – He didn’t push much in the first half but when he did he made himself dangerous with excellent crosses.

Aouar 6 – First half to forget if not for the equalizer. Wrong settings, imprecise phrasing, often late interventions and turnovers in dangerous parts of the pitch. From 74′ Pilgrims 5.5 – Not the best entrance for the Giallorossi captain who, after a few minutes, immediately gave Empoli a dangerous restart. He improves as the minutes pass and manages the ball well in midfield with his usual through balls.

Cristante 5.5 – This evening the bass director has to deal with a Destro in the “better times” version which often puts him in difficulty. A few too many inaccuracies even on long throws which are usually his trademark.

Ox 5.5 – A lot of running but when I have to propose he is always hidden by the opponents. He lacks a bit of character in being served by his teammates.

Zalewski 6.5 – Good incursions and often dangerous crosses. From his side he makes it clear that every occasion can become interesting. From 79′ El Shaarawy SV

Abraham 5 – A bit of bad luck, a bit of form to be found again, but even this evening the killer instinct is lacking. He was stopped by a clever Gyasi on several occasions from the edge of the area. Impalpable performance. From 74′ Azmoun 5.5 – You can only see it at the end where Pellegrini serves well. For the rest, another dull performance.

Dybala 6 – He opens the evening with a somewhat chewed-up five-a-side shot, then shows that it’s always best not to leave him too much space on his left foot. From 89′ Costa SV

De Rossi 6 – His Roma started off badly, perhaps also following Atalanta’s result which definitively cut them out of the Champions League. After shaking his head several times, he goes back to shaking his players as he has done since day one and the team starts to grind out the game. A match that serves as an experience for the young coach who, despite his first great experience, shows that he has the qualities to sit there, on the bench of his favorite team.