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Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by Scotty, Nov 25, 2012.
Game kicks off at 9:00 a.m. ET.
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Pescara-Roma: ROMA (4-3-3): Goicoechea; Piris, Marquinhos, Castan, Balzaretti; Pjanic, Bradley, Florenzi; Destro, Osvaldo, Totti
Someone to keep an eye on is Pescara's 19-year-old Colombian playmaker, Juan Fernando Quintero.
Earlier in the season they were using him as their regista, but lately they've been playing him closer to the opponent's goal where he's more dangerous.
In fact, today it looks like they're using him as a withdrawn forward, behind Abbruscato.
He's being tracked now by a crap ton of clubs throughout Italy.
Destro, this might be a bloodbath
Good recovery tackle by Bradley, after I think he lost it.
Not much pressure on the midfield right now.
Bradley almost losses it again, kinda holding the ball a little too long so far.
Bradley does well to steal the ball off Quintero -- not an easy thing to do.
And he did it after sprinting a hell of a long way.
Pescara 0-1 Roma
If Roma were more patient in attack they could create more. They are trying a lot of low percentage passes that aren't coming off, or they just aren't on the same page as each other. Totti in particular is trying a lot of flicks and cute passes that I guess his teammates aren't reading. Maybe part of the problem is because they have Destro in there instead of Lamela, but he did score a goal and almost have another.
Agreed. Totti created the first goal, but he has also wasted a lot of opportunities with misplaced passes and wild shooting.
We havent looked good really with those 3 up top whenever they have played. I expect one of Osvaldo or Totti to be subbed soon.
Bradley did well in the first half. I hope Lamela comes on soon.
Lamela is hurt.
Very good start to the 2nd half. Bradley has connected on a few longer range passes already, maybe he was told to be more aggressive with his passing.
Pjanic hasnt really played well, I wonder if they could push him up into the front 3 when Totti comes off.
Disagree, the front line hasnt offered him much.
yellow for bradley
We might be saying the same thing. The front 3 haven't brought the midfielders or fullbacks into the game enough. Maybe Pjanic would do better in Destro or Totti's spot. Looks like Florenzi is hurt now.
Wow, the foul on Destro was really bad. No wonder he's hurt.
Nasty. Should have been a red.
Holy crap Zeman went defensive
Totti's tank is empty.