AS Roma recover from errors to win 3-2

17 December 2018 19:57 GMT

AS Roma survived a howler from their keeper Robin Olsen to come back twice in a 3-2 win Genoa head coach Cesare Prandelli claiming of being denied a penalty.

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Roma 3 – 2 Genoa
Piatek 18 (G), Fazio 31 (R), Hiljemark 33 (G), Kluivert 45 (R), Cristante 59 (R)

Eusebio De Francesco: “I have to compliment the lads for managing to play in a really surreal atmosphere. It was not easy, you can see we are still a team that is ‘ill’ in a way, so we’ve certainly had better performances, but we’ll take the points,” Di Francesco told Sky Sport Italia.

“I put Zaniolo out there for his first game against Real Madrid and people thought I was ill… But when you have talent, guts and determination, you can do great things.

“We had a lot of technical errors, but the most important thing was a show of character. Genoa are in good shape and they knew full well that they were up against a Roma side that was a little frightened, so they tried to make the most of the situation.

Cesar Prandelli:

“It’s strange, because from the bench the push was really clear. It was obvious. We feel somewhat defrauded. I don’t understand why it wasn’t viewed again on VAR,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia after a 3-2 defeat.

“We knew that Roma were in a difficult situation psychologically and wanted to start strong to take advantage of that.

“Football is a fast-paced sport and it is essential to always be concentrated, as the smallest errors can make a big difference, especially inside the penalty area and on set plays.

“We had a lot of scoring opportunities and attacking moves, but our final ball wasn’t always correct. I think we lost the game five seconds from half-time, as we were caught in possession, they went on the counter and equalised.

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