The worst, then the best. On his own, Jordan Veretout brought suspense to the heart of a meeting that seemed to have chosen its winner. In this 52nd minute, everything was going well at the Stadio Olimpico for Roma, who had taken the advantage over Benevento (2-1). Then, on an innocuous raise from Antonio Mirante, the Roman goalkeeper, Jordan Veretout missed his control in the box and put a sole to Artur Ionita. Penalty, goal from Gianluca Lapadula (2-2, 55th), before long minutes of doubt.
That was before Pedro took responsibility. Already decisive on the lawn of Udinese on October 3, the Spaniard was mown by Lorenzo Montipo on entering the area. Penalty, another one, but this time converted by … Jordan Veretout (3-2, 69th). A vital goal for Paulo Fonseca’s men, who then unfolded (20 strikes in total), and scored two goals, through Edin Dzeko (4-2, 77th) and the incoming Carles Pérez (5 -2, 89th).
Before, domination but no success
The adventures of Jordan Veretout simply delayed the inevitable: a large victory for AS Roma against a weak team of Benevento. In front of the score from the 5th minute thanks to a deflected strike from Gianluca Caprari (0-1), Filippo Inzaghi’s players only held out for about twenty minutes, until Pedro’s equalizer (1-1, 31e). In the process, Edin Dzeko scored the first of his two goals of the evening (2-1, 35th).
La Louve climbed to seventh position (7 points), five units behind the leader, AC Milan. Benevento falls to tenth place.