Jose Mourinho labelled ‘finished’ as game of the season contender sees Juventus triumph 4-3 at Roma

Jose Mourinho labelled ‘finished’ as game of the season contender sees Juventus triumph 4-3 at Roma

 

AS Roma boss Jose Mourinho has been widely targetted online this evening, after watching his side collapse in a crucial showdown with Juventus.

De Sciglio completes turnaround

The Giallorossi welcomed Max Allegri’s Juve to the Stadio Olimpico a short time ago.

In a crunch clash amid the battle for top-4 in Serie A, both sides headed into proceedings aware that they could scarcely afford a defeat, owing to the form of all of Inter Milan, AC Milan, Napoli and Atalanta.

In turn, when Lorenzo Pellegrini added to Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s effort in stunning fashion early in the 2nd-half, it appeared as though it was Juventus who were set to see their Champions League hopes dealt a hammer blow:

The Bianconeri, however, can simply never be counted out…

After Manuel Locatelli pulled one back to make it 3-2 twenty minutes from time, Dejan Kulusevski levelled things up just 120 seconds later, to set up a tantalising finish at the Stadio Olimpico.

Then, with 77 minutes on the clock, the game’s telling moment was forthcoming, courtesy of an altogether surprise source in Mattia De Sciglio:

Yet, remarkably, the drama was still not complete. A Matthijs de Ligt hand ball resulted in not only Roma being awarded a penalty, but the Dutchman being sent off, too.

But, in fitting fashion amid a genuine game of the season contender in the Italian capital, Lorenzo Pellegrini’s ensuing spot-kick was kept out by Wojciech Szczęsny, to guide Juventus to the unlikeliest of three points imaginable.

‘Finished’

On the back of the action coming to a close in Rome, it should therefore come as little surprise to hear of the clash taking its place front and centre in the chatter across social media.

Whilst many have opted to shower praise on Juventus and their comeback efforts, however, others have been more keen to point the finger of blame at hosts Roma.

Giallorossi boss Jose Mourinho, in particular, has been singled out for heavy criticism, amid the widespread suggestion that the Portuguese, after overseeing yet another historic collapse, is now firmly ‘finished’ at the top level of the game:

 

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