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Roma player ratings v Inter - Spurs target misses golden chance

Roma turned in a rather unsatisfactory performance in Saturday's 2-0 loss to Inter in Philadelphia underlined by Mattia Destro's close-range miss.

Lucasz Skorupski 6/10 - Could arguably have done better on Vidic’s goal. Awkward on a few back passes as well, but didn’t make any glaring errors.

Alessandro Florenzi 7/10 - Showed himself once again to be one of Serie A’s most versatile players. The central midfielder turned winger did well filling in at right back, putting in several dangerous crosses and battling away with former team-mate Dodo.

David Astori 6.5/10 - Found his feet in his Giallorossi debut. Played as both the left and right centre-back and looked solid in both positions.

Leandro Castan 6/10 - Unfortunate to pick up an injury to his right thigh early on and limped off in the 14th minute.

Urby Emanuelson 6/10 - Showed a penchant for getting forward per usual, but was a bit slow getting back to defend at times. Wayward with some of his passing.

Miralem Pjanic 6/10 - Found space hard to come by in a packed midfield. Danced around defenders on several occasions to create space for himself. Couldn’t find the killer ball necessary in an hour of work.

Daniele De Rossi 6.5/10 - A bit rusty at the outset of his first pre-season start. Settled down and shuttled the ball around nicely. Still building fitness and 61 minutes of action under his belt.

Radja Nainggolan 7/10 - Probably the most active member of Roma’s midfield. Harassed his opponents in the centre of the park and fizzed in several shots that came close to getting Roma on the scoresheet.

Juan Iturbe 6.5/10 - Still looks to be adjusting tactically to Rudi Garcia’s system. Went on a few mazy runs that forced Inter to concede fouls. A work in progress at Roma.

Mattia Destro 5.5/10 - The Spurs-linked striker didn’t have a great deal to feed off of in the first half. Missed a golden chance just moments after the break, inexplicably heading wide from five yards out with the goal at his mercy.

Adem Ljajic 6/10 - Combined well enough with Emanuelson down the left flank. Lacked the end product to help Roma break through, however.


Mehdi Benatia (14’ for Castan) 6.5/10 - Typically dominant at the back otherwise, but completely caught napping on Vidic’s goal. Picked up an injury and was forced from the pitch.

Ashley Cole (61’ for Emanuelson) 6/10 - Didn’t break forward with great regularity, but played several dangerous balls to release his team-mates down the left. Perhaps guilty of switching off on Nagatomo’s goal.

Seydou Keita (61’ for De Rossi) 6.5/10 - Neat in possession and showed a decent range of passing.

Salih Ucan (61’ for Pjanic) 6/10 - Looked the raw talent he is. Generally impressed with his intelligent movement and soft touch, but let himself down in the final third a few times.

Francesco Totti (61’ for Destro) 6.5/10 - Dropped deep to pick up possession and let others get forward. Picked out Sanabria with a delicate through ball to create Roma’s best chance.

Tonny Sanabria (72’ for Ljajic) 6.5/10 - Stung Carrizo’s palms after latching onto Totti’s perfectly-weighted ball. An asset that can perform both out wide and centrally.

Marco Borriello (72’ for Iturbe) 5.5/10 - Forced out wide left with Totti on the pitch. Didn’t get many touches in less than 20 minutes of work.

Alessio Romagnoli (72’ for Benatia) 6.5/10 - Composed for his 19 years of age. Stayed tight to his man and took no chances.

Leandro Paredes (78’ for Nainggolan) 6/10 - Didn’t have too many opportunities to impress. Kept it clean on the ball.

Mihai Balasa (78’ for Florenzi) 6/10 - Made several runs that opened up space for Sanabria down the right.

Arturo Calabresi (78’ for Astori) 5.5/10 - Booked for a rash challenge late in the day. Unyielding.

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