Roma's Oliveira scores debut winner against Cagliari

16/1/2022 10:16:00 PM

Roma's Oliveira scores debut winner against Cagliari

Roma's Oliveira scores debut winner against Cagliari

ROME : Sergio Oliveira scored a penalty on his AS Roma debut as Jose Mourinho’s side ended a three-match winless run by beating relegation battling Cagliari 1-0 in Serie A on Sunday. Portuguese midfielder Oliveira, who joined the capital club on loan from Porto on Wednesday, calmly converted a spot ki

ROME : Sergio Oliveira scored a penalty on his AS Roma debut as Jose Mourinho’s side ended a three-match winless run by beating relegation battling Cagliari 1-0 in Serie A on Sunday.Portuguese midfielder Oliveira, who joined the capital club on loan from Porto on Wednesday, calmly converted a spot kick in the 32nd minute following a Dalbert handball.

Jordan Veretout and Nicolo Zaniolo threatened a second for the hosts after the break, but the best chance fell to Cagliari when Joao Pedro’s close-range shot was pushed onto the bar by Rui Patricio five minutes from time.It was Roma’s first win in almost a month, after picking up one point from three games, and took Mourinho’s side up to sixth place on 35 points, six behind Juventus in fifth.

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Portuguese midfielder Oliveira, who joined the capital club on loan from Porto on Wednesday, calmly converted a spot kick in the 32nd minute following a Dalbert handball. Jordan Veretout and Nicolo Zaniolo threatened a second for the hosts after the break, but the best chance fell to Cagliari when Joao Pedro’s close-range shot was pushed onto the bar by Rui Patricio five minutes from time. "I felt able to enjoy it a lot more than some previous times I've played for England when I've felt under so much pressure to perform or to take an opportunity," the 30-year-old said after the second day's play. It was Roma’s first win in almost a month, after picking up one point from three games, and took Mourinho’s side up to sixth place on 35 points, six behind Juventus in fifth. The sequel is projected to earn $35 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. Cagliari’s bid to avoid the drop was boosted by back-to-back wins at the start of the year, but they were without 11 players due to injuries, COVID-19 and Africa Cup of Nations duties for their trip to the capital, and defeat left them 18th with 16 points.. Elsewhere, Luis Nani got an assist two minutes into his debut for Venezia, coming off the bench to set up David Okereke’s equaliser in a 1-1 draw against midtable Empoli. "I invited a friend and couldn't find him, there were a lot of people," he told Sky Italia.

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