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Across the Romaverse Podcast, #31: Benevento Recap & Braga Preview

The 0-0 draw was drab and disappointing, but there was still plenty to talk about. Plus, a look ahead to Braga on Thursday.

Benevento Calcio v AS Roma - Serie A Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images

Forgive me for being a bit arrogant, but I thought Roma securing all three points against Benevento would be a mere formality on Sunday. After all, Roma was perfect against bottom-half sides this season and newly promoted sides for a good long time. Meanwhile, the Giallorossi hammered the Sorcerers 5-2 the first time these two sides met.

Nevertheless, Roma is Roma and never ceases to amaze us. So, as dull as the draw was, Sean and I still found plenty to talk about as we recap the match against Pippo Inzaghi’s side. Once we put a wrap on that match we also look ahead to the Europa League Round of 32 2nd leg against Braga at the Olimpico.

Some of the episode highlights include:

  • Vlahovic rumor
  • Pellegrini/Immobile photo and ensuing banner drama
  • Reasons for Roma’s offensive struggle
  • Dzeko & Mayoral on the field together
  • Pau’s 3rd straight clean sheet
  • Should Roma have returned to a back 4?
  • The effect of the draw on the table
  • How should Roma approach the Braga match?
  • Injury updates on defense
  • Who starts on Thursday?

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