Abraham was Roma’s hero against Udinese, as Mourinho is now unbeaten in 41 consecutive home games in Italy’s top flight.
AS Roma earned an important win in their bid to become title contenders in Serie A this season. Most recently, they beat Udinese by a narrow 1-0 score, Friday (24/9) early this morning.
In the fifth week which was held at the Stadio Olimpico last night, Roma were determined to bounce back from the shock 3-2 defeat they received when they traveled to Hellas Verona, and it was the first time to tarnish their 100 per cent winning record. Giallorossi in the Jose Mourinho era.
Entertaining Udinese earlier, Roma lowered their best strength by relying on Tammy Abraham up front. The England international’s performance was assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the left wing, Lorenzo Pellegrini in the attacking midfield position and Nicolo Zaniolo on the right wing.
Roma itself was only able to break the deadlock when the game entered the 36th minute, with Abraham completing assist made by Riccardo Calafiori.
That was his second goal with Roma in Serie A and he made it through a kick on target his first at yesterday’s match.
After the goal, Roma seemed to have difficulty breaking through the Udinese wall which was escorted by goalkeeper Marco Silvestri.
Whereas before this, Silvestri had just conceded four goals when his team lost 4-0 against Napoli at the Dacia Arena last weekend.
As for the dispersal, the home team had to play with ten men following Pellegrini’s second yellow card.
That way, he will miss Roma’s next match, namely the derby against city rivals Lazio on Sunday (26/9) the day after tomorrow.
Following this result, Roma temporarily ranks fourth in the Serie A table thanks to the achievement of 12 points from their first five matches, while Udinese is stuck in tenth position with seven points.
For Mourinho, this victory left him unbeaten in 41 consecutive home games in Serie A, equaling the record Massimiliano Allegri set with Juventus between September 2015 and September 2017 in the three points for one win era (since 1994/95).