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Serie A: AS Roma win by the narrowest of margins against Cagliari

Late Sunday afternoon, José Mourinho’s Roma hosted relegated Cagliari (18th), the worst away team in Italy. The Giallorossi, eighth at kick-off, had the opportunity to catch up with their Roman rival Lazio in the event of victory, after defeats at the start of the year against Juventus and AC Milan. For their part, the Sardinians hoped to extend their good start to the year 2022 after their two 2-1 victories against Bologna and Sampdoria, but they moved on a ground where they had not won since 2013. In the first leg , the Romans won in Sardinia (1-2).

The men of the Special One largely dominated the first half (63% possession) and they logically opened the scoring, from the penalty spot, thanks to the first goal in his new colors from Sergio Oliveira (33rd), arrived a few days ago. days from FC Porto. In the second half, the partners of Jordan Veretout further supported their domination in the game (11 shots against 4) without ever managing to deceive Alessio Cragno, author of a very good match (6 saves). With this 1-0 success, the Romans therefore regained sixth place, two games ahead of Fiorentina (8th, three points behind), while Cagliari did not breathe.

SERRRRRRRRRRRGIO! ☝️#RomaCagliari 1-0 #ASRoma pic.twitter.com/sNA3pcSXy9

— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) January 16, 2022

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