Davide Faraoni’s sensational second-half volley sealed a 3-2 win for Hellas Verona and condemned Jose Mourinho to his first defeat as Roma manager.
Lorenzo Pellegrini fired Roma into the lead in the first half of their Serie A clash at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on Sunday.
Antonin Barak pulled back an equaliser for Verona early in the second half before Gianluca Caprari added his side’s second in the 54th minute.
Mourinho’s men bounced back minutes later after Ivan Ilic bundled the ball in the back of the Verona net during his bid to intercept Tammy Abraham.
However, Faraoni ensured that Verona would walk away with all three points on the night after scoring the winner in the 63rd minute.
The 29-year-old Verona captain received the ball on the edge of the box and flicked it up with his first touch.
Faraoni had plenty of time to position himself and fired a rocket of a strike in off the underside of the bar with his second touch.
Rui Patricio stood little chance of stopping Faraoni’s sensational volley, with Mourinho retreating to the dugout ahead of making substitutions.
Mourinho, who was announced as Roma manager in May, took to Instagram after the match to express his disappointment with the result.
Posting a picture of himself, the Special One wrote to his 2.5m followers: “A face that says everything, but tomorrow is another day.”
Verona’s 3-2 win ends Mourinho’s seven-match unbeaten run as Roma head coach.
Roma are currently third in Serie A and are one point adrift of second-place AC Milan and league leaders Inter Milan.
Mourinho’s men will return to action on 23rd September for their Serie A clash with Udinese at the Stadio Olimpico.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/BT Sport
It’s another new dawn at Manchester United as Erik ten Hag begins his tenure as manager. The Dutchman, 52, is… Read More
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Idrissa Gueye was "perceived as a hero" back in a Senegal after reportedly refusing to wear the… Read More
Lorenzo Insigne's son stole the show at his father's Toronto FC unveiling after interrupting the presser. The Italy international has… Read More
Chelsea have resumed talks with Juventus over a potential swap deal involving Christian Pulisic plus cash for Matthijs de Ligt.(Source - DailyMail) Juventus would… Read More
The world's best attacking midfielders have been ranked in a controversial list and six players are included in the top… Read More
Real Madrid were 'a bit lucky' to win the Champions League last season, claims Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano - who believes… Read More