Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) – A friendly match in Saudi Arabia for the “new” Roma, led by Daniele De Rossi, who will face Al-Shabab in a test that was scheduled some time ago, when Mourinho was at the helm of the Giallorossi. In the tournament, the Giallorossi will face Salernitana away from home next Monday.
62' Three substitutions for Roma
Pellegrini, Lukaku and Karsdorp have joined Roma in place of Paredes, Belotti and Llorente.
54' Roma goal with Joao Costa
Roma take the lead: Tenacious work from Zalewski down the left wing, a cross into the middle of the area and a winning right-foot finish by 18-year-old Joao Costa, his first goal for the team.
The second half is played
The second half begins: Pagano enters the field instead of Julic. Cristante dropped back to play as a centre-back. There is also a change between the owners of the land: there is Al-Jawir instead of Kanaba.
The teams return to the field
Al-Shabab and Roma leave the locker rooms to return to the field and play the second half.
The first half ends: an enjoyable match, but without goals
End of the first half in Riyadh: Al-Shabab and Roma draw 0-0. The match, which started at a slow pace, became more lively as the minutes passed.
45' Bota V Celik
A strong, but wide-ranging, conclusion from Sellick. There will be one minute of stoppage time in the first half.
43' Roma are very close to scoring
Corner kick: A close-range shot from his right foot from Joao Costa, and a wonderful response from goalkeeper Al-Arabi Al-Absi, who pushed it away.
36' Paredes tries a penalty kick
Free kick awarded due to a foul on Joao Costa: Paredes shoots from 20 metres, high ball.
33' Warning for Julic
First yellow card of the match: 17-year-old Giallorossi defender Julic was booked for a tactical foul on Carrasco.
26' Chance for Roma
From the right by Celik, who crosses into the middle for Belotti: a high header over the Absi crossbar next to the Giallorossi No. 11.
23' Belotti makes it
Only a little fear and a slight blow for Belotti, who was able to continue the match after being treated by the Giallorossi doctors.
21' A clash between Belotti and the opponent's goalkeeper
A long throw by Belotti, who shot it towards the net, collided with the opponent's goalkeeper, Al-Absi. The Al-Shabab full-back tackled the ball with his foot in the middle of the field, overwhelming the Roma striker, who remained on the ground for a few minutes.
11' An opportunity for the Arabs
Al-Shabab's offensive outburst takes advantage of Roma's defensive mix-up: Svilar avoids the danger by advancing on Bahbari, a few steps away from the Giallorossi's goal.
10' Roma has the initiative: a chance for Belotti
Roma's possession of the ball was led by De Rossi, with a 4-3-3 formation. The pace, so far, is very low. Belotti, served by Paredes, misses the target with a diagonal shot from an excellent position: the ball hits the post.
Kick-off: The match begins
Referee Mohammed Al-Harbi blows the starting whistle for the match between Al-Shabab and Roma.
The difference is on the field
The formations on the field are ready for the start of the match.
No Dybala and Mancini
De Rossi left Dybala, Mancini and Heusen at home, not in the best physical condition. Several Primavera players have been called up for today's match: Slovenian defender Luvo Julic is the starter, midfielder Nicolo Beselli, who has been part of the first team for some time under Mourinho, and Brazilian striker who holds a Portuguese passport, João Costa. , as already included among the greats.
Teams on the field, very few spectators
Teams on the field for pre-match warm-ups: At the moment, there are very few spectators in the stands, and they are largely empty. It is being played at the same facility that hosted the last three Italian Super Cup matches, which Inter won. Photography by reporter Antonio Giordano
Official lineup of Roma
Here is the official lineup chosen by De Rossi: Svilar; Celik, Julic, Llorente, Christensen; Cristante, Paredes, Beselli; Zalewski, Belotti, Joao Costa.
The official formation of the Al-Shabaab movement
This is the official lineup of the Arabs, coached by Croatian Igor Pescan: Al-Absi; Al-Yami, Al-Sharari, Santos, Al-Harbi; Al-Qahtani, Cuellar, Kanaba; Bahbari, Al-Saadi, Carrasco (Captain).
Because the friendly match will be played
The friendly match between the Gyalurussian and the Arab team that plays in the Saudi Professional League is part of the activities of the Riyadh Mega Season, the official sponsor of Roma this season.
Kick-off is at 5.45pm
In less than three-quarters of an hour, the friendly match between Al-Shabab and Roma will begin, with kick-off at 5.45pm.
Al Awwal Stadium, Riyad (Arabia Saudita)
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