Serie A - Dybala scores free throw as Roma beat Lecce 2-1

2022-10-10 11:09

Serie A - Dybala scores free throw as Roma beat Lecce 2-1

In the ninth round of the 2022/23 Serie A season, there was another battle for points. The "Red Wolves" at home relied on the goals contributed by Smalling and Dybala, and won a thrilling 2-1 victory over newly-promoted Lecce. .

The score changed in just 6 minutes of the campaign. Pellegrini made a cross from the right, and Smalling at the back point seized the opportunity to head the goal, although Lecce goalkeeper Falcone had a quick reaction. , but never stopped the ball from flying into the net, giving Roma a fantastic start 1-0.

After being led by a goal, Lecce suffered another blow in the 22nd minute. Midfielder Ullmander and Roma player Belotti fell to the ground to tackle, and then the slow motion showed that Ullmander's actions were fouled. When the referee looked back at the VAR, he showed Yumand the red card, so that Lecce could only endure the whole game with 10 people.

In the 39th minute of the battle, Lecce fell into a melee in the penalty area of Rome. Strefeiza made a forcible breakthrough and then pushed and hit, helping Lecce to tie the score 1-1.

However, in the 48th minute of the second half, Abraham was brought to the ground in the penalty area, and the referee gave Roma a free throw. Dybala then took a penalty and helped Roma overtake their opponents 2-1 again. However, Dybala seemed to have a thigh strain and was replaced by Matic.

In the ensuing time, the two sides could no longer break the opponent's goal, and Roma finally won 2-1 and ranked 5th in the standings with 19 points.