The surprise was all the greater because the guests did not win five rounds in a row and were knocked out of the cup by second division Parma during the week. At the same time, the match started promisingly for coach Mourinho’s men, already in the fifth minute the video referee awarded them a penalty kick for Pongráčič’s hand. But Lukaku, who scored a total of seven goals in the last eight games for the club and for Belgium, failed as a penalty kick executor. He did not convert a penalty in the Italian league for the first time, he managed the previous 14 attempts.
Further attacks did not lead to a change in the score, on the contrary, the Swede Almqvist cheered up the guests in the second half. But the thrilling finish belonged to the Roman team, which moved up to eighth place thanks to the victory and showed great fighting spirit before Thursday’s match in Prague.
The football players of Monza won 3:1 in Verona and scored the first ever victory in the history of mutual matches at the stadium there. The torment of home team Hellas continues, they have won only one point from the last seven rounds and scored only three goals in them. Today’s loss is already the fourth in a row and after a promising start to the competition, the club from Verona is falling close to the relegation ranks.
Striker Colombo scored two goals for the winners, Caldirola added the third. The home team had the first chance in the match, but Slovakian Duda hit the crossbar. Only in the end did Folorunsho alleviate the loss.
Cagliari defeated FC Genoa 2:1 in the newcomers’ clash and thanks to the second win in a row, they are starting to escape from the relegation zone. After a scoreless half-time, home coach Ranieri made two changes and both substitutes Viola and Zappa rewarded him with goals. The Icelander Gudmundsson responded to the first and with his sixth goal he moved to tied for second place among the scorers of Serie A, but Zappa had the last word, who so far only scored goals for B. Jakub Jankto played 78 minutes in the home jersey.
|Italian Football League – Round 11:|
|Hellas Verona – Monza 1:3 (86. Folorunsho – 41. and 73. Colombo. 84. Caldirola),|
|Cagliari – FC Genoa 2:1 (48. Viola, 69. Zappa – 51. Gudmundsson)|
|AS Rome – Lecce 2:1 (90.+2 Azmún, 90.+4 Lukaku – 72. Almqvist)|
|20:45 Fiorentina – Juventus Turin.|
|13.||FC Torino||10||3||3||4||7:12 a.m||12|
|17.||Hellas Verona||11||2||2||7||7:15 a.m||8|