That Roma score little is a well-known fact – the Giallorossi have their ninth Serie A offense and a total of only 21 seasonal goals in 16 games – But when they do, Lorenzo Pellegrini is a sure thing. The one for the head of Tammy Abraham, who thanked him publicly with a post on Instagram for the “favor”, for the captain was the seventh assist of the season, to which must be added 2 goals that bring to 9 the total of his participations in Roma networks, That’s over 40% of the total.
He risked not playing in Finalndia, Pellegrini. “Lorenzo was injured, he had a flexor problem, but he wanted to stay on the pitch”, said Special One after the match with Napoli. Problem overcome, otherwise Mourinho would not have risked it in a game that, especially after the defeat of Ludogorets against Real Betis, had lost almost permanently meaning, postponing everything to the match from inside or outside the Olimpico next Thursday. Forcing him, with the risk of losing him on the eve of a decisive mini-cycle that over the next 15 days will put the Giallorossi in front of Verona, Ludogorets, Lazio, Sassuolo and Torino, would have been too great a risk. Pellegrini not only played, but he found a way to draw the umpteenth assist: last year at this point of the season his winning passes were 3 (in the end they will be 8), even if the goals scored in the first 15 games were 8, against the current 2.
The man who most needed it, Abraham, benefited from the good vein of number 7. The Englishman had not yet scored in the Europa League, and was stuck with the two goals scored in the league, albeit very heavy, against Juventus and Empoli, both away: the last time he had exulted on 12 September.