Roma suffer third defeat of the season

AS Roma suffered their third Serie A defeat of the season, succumbing to a 4-1 loss against Genoa on Thursday.

The result has left the capital side teetering just above the dreaded relegation zone. The game commenced with Genoa’s Albert Gudmundsson putting his team ahead after a mere five minutes of play.

However, Bryan Cristante of AS Roma managed to level the score after 22 minutes with a well-taken goal.

The tables turned dramatically in the second half when Genoa launched a relentless offensive.
Gudmundsson and Morten Thorsby orchestrated a brilliant combination play that led to Mateo Retegui striking home with a stunning half-volley.

Thorsby then extended Genoa’s lead with a third goal in the 74th minute, followed by Junior Messias notching up the fourth just seven minutes later, exploiting the porous Roman defence.

The iconic Roma legend Francesco Totti, who watched the match from the stands, made an early exit from the Luigi-Ferraris stadium, clearly dismayed by Genoa’s dominant performance.

AS Roma, once hopeful for a return to the Champions League next season, now finds itself embroiled in a battle to avoid relegation. Currently, they languish in the 16th position, having accumulated a mere five points from six games.

They trail the league leaders, Inter Milan, by a substantial 10 points and are only two points clear of Udinese, who currently occupy the 18th position.

On the other hand, Genoa catapulted to the 11th position with seven points after securing their second victory of the season. In other matches, Monza and Bologna played to a goalless draw, while Frosinone managed to clinch a 1-1 draw with Fiorentina.

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