Romelu Lukaku scored both goals in Roma’s 2-0 win against Frosinone on Sunday, helping the Italian capital club to just their second victory of the Serie A season. Meanwhile, Juventus struggled to a goalless draw away at Atalanta and Romelu Lukaku’s goal was a key factor in the win for Roma.
Midway through the first half, Paulo Dybala provided the assist that led to Rome’s Lukaku scoring his third goal in as many league games for Roma.
In the 83rd minute, Lorenzo Pellegrini scored the game-winning goal for Roma by volleying in Dybala’s free-kick delivery at the far post. The goal was made possible by the delivery that Dybala provided.
“It’s an important win with lots of hard work and efficiency in front of goal,” said Lukaku, who returned for another loan stint in Italy from Chelsea. Lukaku is now on the roster for the Italian club.
We are in a difficult position, but the season has a long way to go. We have to keep playing in the same manner.”
After recovering from a humbling loss suffered during the previous week against Genoa, Jose Mourinho’s troubled side climbed up to 12th place with eight points after playing in seven matches.
On Saturday, Mourinho said that he was not concerned about his own future, despite the fact that he had presided over the worst beginning to his coaching career.
In Bergamo, Juventus were unable to create scoring opportunities without Dusan Vlahovic, which resulted in the game ending in a scoreless draw for both teams.
Atalanta was unable to win the game because Serbian attacker Vlahovic was unable to play due to chronic back troubles, and Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny made a spectacular save to deflect Luis Muriel’s free-kick onto the bar to prevent the win.
As a result of this, they are now in fourth place, one slot behind the defending champions Napoli and four points behind the leaders Inter Milan and AC Milan, who are joined at the top by Napoli.
The Juventus club, coached by Massimiliano Allegri, has struggled recently, losing points in two of their last three games. However, they will have the opportunity to regroup this week as other teams participate in Europe.
Other games played on Sunday included a 3-0 victory for Bologna over Empoli and a 2-2 draw for Udinese at home against Genoa, which they earned thanks to an own goal scored in the last seconds of stoppage time.