Roma are ready for their first friendly in Japan. The team of José Mourinho, without the national team and some players due to injury, will challenge the Nagoya Grampus to continue the Asian tour between events with sponsors and also a bit of football played.
NAGOYA GRAMPUS-ROMA 0-0
NAGOYA GRAMPUS(3-5-2): Langerak (62′ Takeda, 87′ Higashi); Fujii, Tiago (87′ Gyotoku), Nakatani; Ishida (76′ Masui), Sento (62′ Koda), Nagaki (62′ Yoshida), Uchida (76′ Sakakibara); Shigehiro (46′ Nagasawa, 76′ Leo Silva), Mateus (62′ Sakai); Nagai (46′ Leonardo, 87′ Toyoda).
A disp.: Takeda, Higashi, Silva, Yoshida, Toyoda, Koda, Sakai, Naldo, Sakakibara
Coach.: Kenta Hasegawa
ROMA (3-5-2): Svilar; Kumbulla (88′ Tripi), Smalling, Ibanez; Missori (45′ Celik), Tahirovic (74′ Volpato), Matic, Bove (74′ Camara), El Shaarawy (88′ Keramitsis); Cherubini (45′ Shomurodov), Abraham.
A disp.: Boer, Mancini, Keramitsis, Celik, Spinazzola, Pellegrini, Camara, Tripi, Belotti, Volpato, Shomurodov, Zaniolo.
Coach.: José Mourinho
Assistants: Takebe, Akasaka
Fourth Official: Matsou
Booked by: El Shaarawy
Recovery: 0’pt, 4’st
57′ – Tahirovic’s 20-metre shot is opposed by Langerak. In the following tap-in Ibanez hits the crossbar from a few steps, with the goalkeeper already on the ground
79′ – Doubtful contact in the penalty area between Abraham and Tiago: the director whistles foul on offense
90’+5′ – Triple whistle. Roma’s first friendly in Japan ends without goals