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Mourinho Suffers Defeat to Struggling Venezia

José Mourinho’s Roma suffers an uncharacteristic defeat to struggling Venezia in their Serie A game on Sunday.

A relentless Venezia made the most of their chances as they defeated Roma by three goals to 2.

Venezia got off to a dream start when they took the lead in the 3rd minute of play through Mattia Caldara. The defender got to the end of a floating free-kick by Aramu by heading into the bottom corner.

Roma had a VAR review cancel an initial penalty decision after an offside call to the build-up. Tammy Abraham then struck the post while Jordan Veretout’s follow up was kicked over the crossbar.

Two quick goals by Shomurodov and Abraham in the 43rd and 47th minute ended the half with Roma taking the lead.

Venezia Piles Pressure on Mourinho

The 2nd half started with Roma piling up the pressure but could not take their best chance.

The newly-promoted side then equalised from the spot in the 65th minute, after Cristante fouled Caldara in the six-yard box, with Aramu cooly converting the resulting penalty.

The game took a different turn when Chelsea loanee Ethan Ampadu played a long pass that flew over Roma’s defence into the path of David Okereke.

The Nigerian forward then raced clear and, with a step over, placed the ball to the other side of Rui Patricio to cause a wild scene of Jubilation by the home supporters.

The result could have been more as Patricio kept his cool to deny Okereke and Caldara while substitute Thomas Henry struck the bar with a half foot volley.

The result takes Venezia to 14th on the table, while Mourinho’s Roma is left with one win in their last six matches heading into the international break.

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