AS Roma came from behind to defeat Lecce 2-1 in the 11th round of the 2023-2024 Italian Serie A at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy on Saturday. Roma moved up to seventh place in the league with 17 points, while Lecce remained in 11th place with 13 points.
Roma played another difficult game. They did have chances to take the lead. In the second minute of the first half, Federico Basquiatto touched Paulo Dybala’s shot with his hand and the video review showed a penalty kick (PK). However, Romelu Lukaku’s PK was deflected into the center of the box and saved by goalkeeper Vladimiro Falcone.토토사이트
The Bianconeri then had a number of attacking chances but were unable to finish them off and conceded the lead to Lecce. In the 26th minute, Lecce took the lead on the counterattack when Ramek Banda broke down the right with a dribble and played the ball into the center of the box, where Pontus Almqvist slotted the ball into the net with a left-footed shot.
Mourinho then made a substitution to try and swing the momentum back in Roma’s favor. In the 28th minute of the second half, he took off Hussein Auar for Sardar Azmoun. Just five minutes later, he made three changes. Stephan El Shaarawy, Rick Karsdorf, and Gianluca Mancini were brought off, and Andrea Belotti, Nikola Jalevski, and Rasmus Christensen were brought on.
The second half of stoppage time began. Zalewski and Azmoun came on as substitutes. In the first minute of second-half stoppage time, Zalewski sent in a cross from the right and Azmun slid in a running header. It was so powerful and fast that the keeper had no chance.
Lukaku, who had missed the PK, scored the winner as penance. In the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time, he collected a forward pass from Dybala, shrugged off defensive interference and slotted the ball into the top left corner with a left-footed shot. Lukaku immediately celebrated by taking off his jersey, and afterward, he held his head in his hands as if in tears.
Mourinho is slowly getting back on track. After slipping to 16th in the league at the start of the season, leading to talk of a ‘third year Mourinho’ jinx, he turned the game around with a brilliant substitution to prove he’s still got it.