ROME – Matic before the defense, Cristante internal substance, Pilgrims creative mezzala. José Mourinho seems to have decided on the strategy to deal with the Juventus: without Zaniolowithout Wijnaldum, it will turn to 3-5-2. At least this has been told by the tests carried out in Trigoria in these days, in which the only new training was Maticwho at the Stadium has already won in the Champions League with Manchester United.
Naturally, in such an assorted midfield, the role of Pilgrims which, compared to matches against Salerno And Cremonese, will be able to release more freely towards the opponent’s half without causing tactical imbalances. And without exhausting himself in the recoveries, which will be provided above all by the other two medians. Pilgrims it will be the man who will facilitate the connections with the two tips, which will obviously be Dybala And Abraham. With the Rome stretched out in attack, and the outsiders that unhook, Cristante it can be centered to close the central zipper.
The return of Dybala to the Stadium
The same Dybala, who has been waiting for this match for three months with a mixture of emotion and anguish, will have the opportunity to change by following his instinct. But with his back covered better than before, he will be able to affect more in the goal area. It is true that his former companions know him, and perhaps they have studied a way to neutralize him, but it is also true that he knows them very well. His advice will be invaluable for Mourinho in the preparation of the match, because they will help to highlight the weak points of the opponent.
This game system, when the ball will be between the feet of the Juve, should make it possible to maintain numerical parity in midfield. Self Merry will confirm the 4-3-3, the Rome will be able to compare the opposing midfielders with the midfielders and leave the full-backs the task of supporting the central defensive players on one-on-one Cuadrado And Kostic.
Mourinho he will give up an attacker, therefore, by necessity and by choice. Self Zaniolo had he been available, who knows, maybe one of the strikers (Abraham?) would have started from the bench. No rejection, for heaven’s sake, but only a match plan that can create greater difficulties even with the options of the second half: El Shaarawynot considering Shomurodov and with Felix initiated at Cremoneseit will be the only offensive change together with the young man Volpatowhich will probably be called up by the first team.
In the duel on the left wing, the only doubt of the week, it should still be Spinazzola, another former Juventus player, to prevail. But this will almost certainly be a relay: Zalewskiwho has now overcome the physical problems, is ready to make his contribution, especially if Mourinho decided to change gears in the second half: for him it would be his debut at the Stadium, a field where Roma have always lost from 2011 onwards apart from the irrelevant match of August 2020: 3-1 victory in the last championship with both teams stuffed with reserves and without ranking interest. It was in full Covid emergency and the stands were empty: it does not count as a precedent.
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