On Sunday at 8.45 pm the Giallorossi host the team of Vincenzo Italiano: no challenge has taken place several times at the debut of the championship, with ten precedents (without draws)
The first of José Mourinho on the bench of Roma in Serie A will be against the new Fiorentina of Vincenzo Italiano. A challenge that offers many reasons for interest, between two teams that have undergone important changes in the summer and who share important ambitions. It is played at the Olimpico: kick-off on Sunday evening at 8.45 pm.
Roma are back from winning the first leg of the Conference League playoffs at Trabzonspor: Shomurodov’s goal in the final was decisive, after Pellegrini’s advantage and Cornelius’ equalizer, an old acquaintance of our football. Fiorentina have already made their debut in an official competition: the Italian Cup, with a 4-0 win against Cosenza in the first round (double from Vlahovic, in addition to goals from Gonzalez and Venuti). General practice in view of the first of the championship.
Roma are back from four consecutive victories against Fiorentina and only once in their history have they reached five, between 2012 and 2014. It will be the tenth challenge between the two teams in the first championship, no comparison counts more: no draw so far, with five Giallorossi wins and four of the Viola. Considering those at the Olimpico, the balance is of three successes of Rome on as many challenges: in 1990, in 2004 and in 2014. Speaking of the absence of draws, a Fiorentina match on the first day does not end with the sign X since 2010: since then six wins and four draws for the Tuscans on their Serie A debut. One of the main reasons for interest is, of course, the return of José Mourinho to Serie A: the new Giallorossi coach has an average of 2.18 points in our championship, better than him in the three-point era only Antonio Conte did better (2.26). For the bookmakers, Roma is the favorite in the prediction: will Italian be able to spite the Special One, eager to bring the Giallorossi back to the top?
20 August – 10:45
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