In their final home match of this surreal 2019-2020 Serie A season, Roma officially unveiled their new look for the 2020-2021 season. Featuring the orange, red and yellow “ice lolly” band of colors on the chest, Roma's shirts were as advertised: stunning. Roma's performance on the pitch was...uh...not so stunning. After two straight matches of free-flowing beautiful football, Roma struggled (at least initially) to mount a consistent attack, as the two sides traded awkward possession after awkward possession in the first half.
Paulo Fonseca would remove those restrictor plates in the second half to great effect: Roma peppered the Viola with 22 shots. Despite the volume of attempts, Roma still had to rely on the referee's whistle to win this match, drawing penalties in the dying moment of each half. And each time, Jordan Veretout continued to cement his status as Roma's chief penalty taker, converting from the spot without batting an eye.
It's a pity that Roma's performance on the pitch wasn't as pretty as their shirts, but this victory padded their lead over sixth place Milan to a cushy four points with two matches remaining.