AS Roma vs Slavia Prague

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Witness the complete match replay and highlights of AS Roma versus Slavia Prague, a riveting encounter in the 2023/2024 UEFA Europa League, Group G, Matchday 3.

Kickoff: 19:00 GMT, Thursday, October 26, 2023.
Referee: Espen Eskas from Norway.
Venue: The illustrious Stadio Olimpico in the heart of Rome.

AS Roma vs Slavia Prague Full Match Reports

Roma continued their flawless performance in the 2023/24 UEFA Europa League group stage, securing a comfortable victory over Slavia Prague with two early goals in the first 20 minutes.

The memories of a bitter defeat to Jiří Vávra’s extra-time goal, which knocked Roma out of the 1995/96 UEFA Cup, were evident in the hostile pre-game atmosphere. However, Roma’s current team wasted no time seeking revenge for their predecessors. In the very first minute, Stephan El Shaarawy passed to Edoardo Bove, who unleashed an incredible long-range shot into the far corner of Aleš Mandous’ net.

Notably, this marked Bove’s third consecutive goal as an opener. The dream start continued for La Lupa in the 17th minute. Slavia’s defensive error allowed Roma to launch a quick counter-attack. El Shaarawy, with his exceptional speed, outplayed his marker and cleverly set up Romelu Lukaku, who powered the ball into the net with his left foot, maintaining his perfect scoring record in the UEL group stage.

Lukaku continued to trouble Slavia’s defense throughout the first half, leaving the Czech team relieved to trail only 2-0 at halftime. Despite a close attempt by Mick van Buren, which was narrowly palmed wide by Mile Svilar, Slavia couldn’t replicate Roma’s explosive start.

Although the second half did not witness the same fast-paced beginning, the passing tempo in both teams remained consistent. El Shaarawy even managed to hit the crossbar after a well-placed cross from Zeki Çelik, while Slavia’s Ivan Schranz missed a chance to score, representing the visitors’ best opportunity.

Roma seemed content to let Slavia have more possession, perhaps with an eye on their upcoming match against Inter Milan at the San Siro. In truth, there was never much doubt about Roma’s third consecutive victory in the UEL. Their perfect home record against Czech teams remains intact. Despite Slavia’s early mistakes, they still hold a five-point lead in second place, as Servette and Sheriff Tiraspol played to a 1-1 draw in another fixture.

Man of the Match: Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma).