The Giallorossi earned three vital points to maintain pace in the Champions League race against Crotone.
Here are the individual player ratings:
Alisson (7): Called into action on more than one occasion as Crotone pushed Roma to the max. Yet another clean sheet for the Brazilian shot-stopper who will be one of the most prized assets on the market this summer.
Bruno Peres (6): A step in the right direction for the Brazilian but looked uncomfortable at times. He’s certainly got a long way to go to live up to his billing when he signed from Torino.
Federico Fazio (6.5): Leader of the backline. Another very positive performance from the Argentine who is certainly vying for a World Cup spot this summer. With games and consistency like this, Fazio is almost a guarantee.
Juan Jesus (6.5): High pass completion percentage and no notable mistakes. I think Roma fans will be content with that performance while Manolas was out due to suspension.
Aleksander Kolarov (7): Looked a little shaky but was unstoppable going forward. Earned an assist to open the match and calmed down afterwards. Surprisingly, Martella gave him a run for his money on the defensive side of the game.
Radja Nainggolan (7.5): The Ninja was a force to be reckoned with in the center of the park. Scored a belter from outside the box and put the game away. Capitan Nainggolan, perhaps the new ‘capitano futuro’?
Maxime Gonalons (5.5): An awkward fit in Roma’s lineup. His passing was well subpar today and he’s just not quick enough to be effective in Roma’s midfield. Was outclassed by his two other fellow midfielders. I’d imagine this was one of his last chances to convince the Giallorossi to re-sign him.
Luca Pellegrini (6.5): Played very well and for much of the game was Roma’s best midfielder. Quick, accurate and agile. Definitely making a case to be a starter not only for Roma but for the Nazionale as well.
Gerson (6): A mixed bag from the young Brazilian. Just didn’t see enough from him to boost his rating higher than the average. Can’t say he was poor, but Perotti is comfortably the starter.
Edin Dzeko (6): Roma at times bypassed Dzeko and due to the rotation Di Francesco deployed, the team as a whole played differently. Could’ve scored early on in the second half but the ball kept rising. For his heroics against Donetsk last week, he’ll be forgiven.
Stephan El Shaarawy (): Scored a screamer and a much needed goal to boost his confidence. El Shaarawy needs more performances like this in order to solidify his starting spot. Consistency is the key.
Kevin Strootman (N/A): Came on midway through the second half but didn’t do enough of note to be rated.
Cengiz Under (N/A): Came on too late to make an impact.
Alessandro Florenzi (6.5): Earned an assist on the afternoon and put in a good shift on the right flank in his cameo.