With the way this match began, it looked like it would be hard to find any player worthy of taking home the CdT Man of the Match honor. Last week’s winner, Robin Olsen, took himself out of the running early with his egregious blunder that gave Frosninone a very early lead. Steven N’Zonzi also made an unforgivable error that led to the Canaries goal.
As the match wore on though, a few players began to establish themselves as MotM candidates. When it looked like all was lost, a couple of Roma players cemented themselves as prime candidates for the honor when Roma found a late winner.
Who do you think shined the brighest among Roma’s few shining stars?
#1 Edin Dzeko
Dzeko has found his way back into form in recent weeks and continued making important contributions on Saturday against Frosinone. His equalizing goal in the 30th minute got Roma’s offense going. However, just a minute later the big Bosnian sprang another Roma attack that lead to a goal. Dzeko headed on to El Shaarawy whose grass cutting cross was touched in for a sliding goal by Pellegrini. But he wasn’t done there. Dzeko managed to direct El Shaarway’s last gasp cross into the back of the Frosinone goal with his thigh. It wasn't his prettiest goal, but it could turn out huge later in the season.
#2 Stephan El Shaarawy
El Shaarway by many accounts wasn’t even projected to start Saturday’s match. However, EDF will be thanking his lucky stars he started the Italian. El Shaarawy was a nuisance down the wing for most of the match and set up two of Roma’s goals, even though he wasn’t credited with an assist on the first his low, hard cross/shot that was touched home by Pellegrini. Then at the death SES corralled De Rossi’s last gasp ball over the top which he was able to cross to Dzeko for an unorthodox finish to save Roma at the death. A strong game for El Shaarawy.
#3 Lorenzo Pellegrini
Pellegrini moved up to the trequartista position for this one with Roma’s change to a 4-2-3-1, after playing as a mezz’ala in recent weeks. With that in mind he didn’t have as much of an impact in breaking up the opponent’s play as last week, but he was all over the field. Pellegrini pressed high, picked up the ball all over the pitch, put in dangerous crosses, and even scored a goal. On the goal celebration it looks like he even announced that his wife is pregnant. It’s been a good few weeks for the young Roman.
So, what do you think? Who earned the honors this week?
Who was Roma’s MotM against Frosinone?
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Stephan El Shaarawy