Looking back on this football season, it has been a season of missed opportunities for AS Roma in Serie A. Unlike last season which saw Inter run away with the scudetto title, this year has been a banner year!
Roma has seen some excellent play while on the pitch from the starting eleven, lead by their captain, Francesco Totti. But it has also been the brilliant managing of Luciano Spalletti. His timely substitutions and tactics have seen Roma sore in the club ranking, as the best team in Italy and arguably one of the best in Europe.
While a Serie A title is not out of the question, Roma must get the “monkey off their back” in Champions League play against Manchester United, the best club based on Fox Soccer’s World Club Rankings. And who is number two? AS Roma!
Last season in Champions League play, Roma was embarrassed, 7-1 during the second leg versus Manchester United and as luck would have it, these two giants face off again this season in CL play. Roma is definitely in form currently, albeit a slip up last week in a loss to city rival, Lazio, 3-2 on a last minute goal.
As it goes now a strong showing in league play has set Roma up with an excellent chance in Champions League play and an even stronger finish to Serie A, as their remaining fixtures are not all that challenging. Matches against Genoa, Sampdoria and Udinese are all top half of of the table, but all more then winnable, regardless of how CL play finishes up.