Roma 1-0 Cagliari: Oliveira scores from the spot to end a three-game winless run for hosts
Roma 1-0 Cagliari: New signing Sergio Oliveira immediately impresses by scoring from the spot after Dalbert’s handball to end the three-game scoreless run for Jose Mourinho’s side
- Portuguese midfielder Oliveira was hired from Porto at Roma on Wednesday
- He calmly converted a dot in the 32nd minute following a handball by Dalbert
- Roma’s first win in almost a month put the hosts in sixth place with 35 points
Sergio Oliveira scored a penalty on his AS Roma debut as Jose Mourinho’s side closed a three-game winless run by beating Serie A relegation 1-0 on Sunday.
Portuguese midfielder Oliveira, who was on loan to the capital club of Porto on Wednesday, calmly converted a goal into a handball from Dalbert in the 32nd minute.
Jordan Veretout and Nicolo Zaniolo threatened a second ahead of the hosts after the break, but Cagliari’s best chance fell when Joao Pedro’s shot from close range was pushed onto the crossbar by Rui Patricio five minutes before the end.
Roma ended a three-game winless run by beating struggling Cagliari on Suhnday
Sergio Oliveira, hired from Porto, calmly converted a dot in the 32nd minute
It was Roma’s first win in nearly a month, after taking one point from three games, taking Mourinho’s side to sixth on 35 points, six behind Juventus in fifth.
Cagliari’s attempt to avoid the decline was spurred on by successive wins at the start of the year but they were left without 11 players due to injuries, COVID-19 and Africa Cup of Nations duties for their trip to the capital and defeat left them 18th with 16 points.
Elsewhere, Luis Nani got an assist two minutes into his debut for Venezia, when he came off the bench to set up David Okereke’s equalizing goal in a 1-1 draw against midtable Empoli.
Antonin Barak scored a hat-trick in a 4-2 win for Hellas Verona at Sassuolo, putting Igor Tudor’s side above their hosts in the top half of the table.
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