Federico FAZIO went from zero to hero for AS Roma while Ignacio PUSSETTO scored through an assist by Rodrigo DE PAUL.
The Argentina defender had a terrible start to the Capital derby in Italy. With AS Roma leading 1-0 (after Javier PASTORE was substituted off due to injury), FAZIO received the ball near his area and through a miss control, was pick pocketed which lead to Lazio equalizing.
A powerful free kick by Aleksandar KOLAROV gave Roma the lead once more and Federico FAZIO sealed the win with his second in six Serie A matches this season. A free kick was sent in as FAZIO latched on to the ball and headed it into the corner of the net.
Speaking after the match, KOLAROV had this to say about FAZIO:
“I tell Fazio, as I’m one of the oldest on the team, the problem isn’t the mistake you make, but it’s about how you get back on your feet afterwards. I also want to compliment Lorenzo Pellegrini, who is young but showed he can handle pressure.”
Ignacio PUSSETTO scored in Udinese’s 2-1 loss to Bologna. Recently called-up to the Argentina National Team, Rodrigo DE PAUL sent in a lovely cross from one side of the pitch to the other which found PUSSETTO who controlled the ball and scored to give Udinese the 1-0 lead.
Unfortunately for Udinese, it was the only joy as Bologna would later equalize minutes away from half time and would score the winner in the 82nd minute.