However, an intense 15-minute period after the break saw Verona turn the score on it’s head via Antonin Barak and Gianluca Caprari, and despite an Ivan Ilic own goal drawing Roma level, they conceded to a Davide Faraoni strike to fall to defeat.
Rui Patricio 6; Karsdorp 6 (’78 Smalling 6), Mancini 5, Ibanez 5.5, Calafiori 6 (’78 Mayoral 6); Cristante 6, Veretout 5.5 (’65 Perez 6); Zaniolo 6 (’65 Mkhitaryan 6), Pellegrini 7.5, Shomurodov 5.5 (’65 El Shaarawy 6); Abraham 6
Player of the match: Lorenzo Pellegrini
The Roma captain has been in inspired form this season and continued his excellent series of displays with a fine effort. Pellegrini put the Lupi ahead with a superb improvised backheel and tried to drag his side back into the contest after they fell behind, forcing the own goal with a dangerous cross.