Roma fought back from an early penalty with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jordan Veretout power, but should Parma have had another spot-kick?
Paulo Fonseca believes Roma should’ve ‘killed off’ the Parma game earlier and shrugs off controversy. ‘There are already too many penalties in Italy.’
Parma director Alessandro Lucarelli launched a tirade at the referee after their 2-1 defeat to Roma. ‘The penalty not given was ridiculous. We’re not village idiots.’
Roma fought back from an early penalty to beat Parma and end their negative streak with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jordan Veretout rockets, but the Ducali felt they deserved another spot-kick.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games, including Genoa-Napoli, Fiorentina-Cagliari, Atalanta-Sampdoria, Roma-Parma.
Roma are forced to completely transform their team with Bryan Cristante in a three-man defence against Gervinho and Dejan Kulusevski’s Parma.
Check all the official line-ups from tonight’s four Serie A games, Roma-Parma, Atalanta-Sampdoria, Bologna-Sassuolo and Torino-Brescia.
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Paulo Fonseca is ‘trying to change the mentality’ at Roma ahead of their Parma game, realising ‘defeats feel much more damaging here and the team struggles to recover.’
Parma need to ‘change the trend’ after three consecutive defeats, said coach Roberto D’Aversa, as they visit equally-troubled Roma. ‘It’s down to who wants it more.’
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Roma consultant Franco Baldini has reportedly drawn up a list of Paulo Fonseca’s possible successors, including former coach Luciano Spalletti.
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