AS Roma orchestrated an impressive comeback, securing a 2-1 victory against a 10-man Sassuolo in Serie A. Rasmus Kristensen’s late second-half strike, coupled with Paulo Dybala’s penalty equalizer, fueled Jose Mourinho’s side to snatch the win.
Sassuolo surprised with an early 25th-minute lead from Matheus Henrique, but Dybala’s 76th-minute penalty leveled the score before Kristensen’s deflected shot found the net eight minutes from time.
Roma’s unbeaten streak extended to four league games as they climbed to fifth place with 24 points from 14 matches. Mourinho praised his team’s consistent performance throughout the game, expressing satisfaction with both the start and finish.
The victory pushed Roma within reach of the Champions League zone, awaiting the outcome of Napoli versus Inter Milan. Mourinho, displaying support for Inter, awaited the result that could influence Roma’s standing.
Sassuolo faced a setback with a red card shown to Danier Boloca after VAR consultation, reducing them to 10 men. Despite Roma’s control of possession and early chances, Sassuolo capitalized on a Domenico Berardi assist to open the scoring.
Roma, backed by fervent travelling support, sought an equalizer before halftime, but Sassuolo’s goalkeeper Andrea Consigli thwarted attempts by Dybala and Romelu Lukaku.
Mourinho reinforced Roma’s attack after Sassuolo’s numerical disadvantage, bringing on Lorenzo Pellegrini and Stephen El Shaarawy. Dybala, marking his 50th appearance for Roma, successfully converted a penalty, awarded for a challenge on Kristensen, who later sealed the win.
Sassuolo, previously unbeaten in six of their last seven league encounters against Roma, find themselves in 15th place with 15 points.
Roma performance and stats
In the last 14 games, it has won 7 times, drawn 3 times, and lost 4 times. In its last match, Roma won 1-2 against Sassuolo.
It has a positive goal difference after scoring 27 goals and conceding 16.