Cremona – Cremonese beat Roma 2-1 in the match valid for the 24th day of Serie A 2022-2023 and conquered their first victory in the league. The Lombard formation, already capable of eliminating the capitolini in the Coppa Italia, prevailed with goals from Tsadjout in the 17th minute and Ciofani, who scored from a penalty in the 83rd minute. For Roma coached by Mourinho, sent off at the beginning of the second half, a momentary draw by Spinazzola in the 71st minute. The success allows Cremonese to climb to 12 points, to overtake Sampdoria and leave the last place in the standings. Roma, standing at 44 points, are fifth behind Lazio.
After the challenge won by the Lombards in the Italian Cup, Mourinho for the Serie A replica initially relies on Belotti, after the good performance in the Europa League with Salzburg, supported by Dybala and Pellegrini, and launches Wijnaldum from the first minute in midfield with Kumbulla at center of defense in place of the suspended Smalling. While Ballardini relies on Vasquez in the defensive line. In attack, the ex Giallorossi Felix with Tsadjout and Okereke.
The first chance is for Mourinho’s men. In the 4th minute Dybala serves Wijnaldum in the area, a conclusion from the former Liverpool player who ends just wide. The reply in the 8th minute with Felix trying a surprise volley from the edge, but the ball went just wide. In the 17th minute Cremonese took the lead: Valeri hit the side for Tsadjout who volleyed from inside the area and put the ball under seven where Rui Patricio couldn’t reach. Roma continue to play the ball and in the 22nd minute Pellegrini finds the gap for Belotti who goes to the cross touched by Bianchetti, Wijnaldum arrives, whose right foot ends very high. Shortly afterwards Dybala tries on a free kick but the shot is high over the crossbar. In the final Tsadjout tries again to free his left foot, but the shot from a tight angle goes wide.
At the beginning of the second half, vehement protests from Mourinho who gets the direct red card. The second half of the Portuguese coach lasts just over a minute, furious with the referee and fourth official. Roma tries again with Belotti and Dybala in depth but on both occasions Carnesecchi is ready and anticipates the Giallorossi strikers. In the 60th minute Valeri unloads for Tsadjout, a low cross in the center that Spinazzola extends out, anticipating Okereke and saving Rui Patricio. Mourinho changes half the team after an hour and inserts Matic, Solbakken, Abraham, El Shaarawy and Karsdorp.
In the 71st minute Roma equalized: Mancini launched for Spinazzola who stopped the ball well on the edge and placed in front of Carnesecchi in the corner for the 1-1. In the 74th minute the Giallorossi try with Dybala but the grey-red goalkeeper crashes to the ground. Roma continue to press in search of the winning goal, reveal themselves and concede again in the 81st minute. Okereke, served by a cross shot by Ciofani, was put down in the area by Rui Patricio. Referee Piccinini has no doubts and points to eleven metres. Ciofani, recently entered, made no mistake from the penalty spot and made it 2-1. Roma accuse the blow, try to react but despite the 6 recovery times and a personal action by Dybala with a shot high over the crossbar, they are no longer able to straighten it. (source Adnkronos, Twitter photo @OfficialASRoma)