Crazybola.com – AS Roma vs Sassuolo result on Monday (13/9) marks Jose Mourinho’s 1000th game for all clubs after Stephan El Shaarawy scored the winner that canceled out Filip Djuricic’s equaliser in the 57th minute.
It looked as if the Giallorossi were going to win their Serie A match last night against Sassuolo after Bryan Cristante scored from a Lorenzo Pellegrini assist in the 37th minute. But Djuricic’s goal broke Mourinho’s excitement, making it 1-1. In the third minute of injury time, substitute Shaarawy delivered victory in Mourinho’s 1000th game. As a result, Roma topped the Serie A standings with just 9 points, as many as AC Milan and Napoli.
This is the Portuguese manager’s perfect result from three Serie A matches, with the other two against Trabzonspor in the Europa Conference League also ending in wins. In total as of Monday morning, Mourinho had held 999 games in all leagues and competitions, winning 639, drawing 198 and losing 162. That equates to an average 64% win rate.
There are already 33 trophies in his cupboard, not a small number so Mourinho can still claim to be the Special One. Of all the trophies he won with FC Porto between 2002 and 2004, another six at Chelsea in the first period 2004 to 2007, five trophies with Inter (2008-2010), three at Real Madrid (2010-2013) and three trophies at the club. Chelsea for his second spell as well as three others at Manchester United.
After two less successful adventures at Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, the manager with two Champions League trophies is looking to improve his reputation at Roma. He recorded three wins from three matches and controlled the top of the Serie A standings.
Mourinho saved the Giallorossi’s fortunes by bringing on three players at once between 70 and 74 minutes, fielding Stephan El Shaarawy in place of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, playing Uzbekistan Eldor Shomurudov as a substitute for Nicolo Zaniolo, and finally bringing in Carlos Perez to replace Jordan Veretout. El Shaarawy’s goal came in the third minute of injury time.
The Giallorossi were more dominant than Sassuolo, at least during the first half with 51% dominance on the ball and six attempted goals and two shots on target. While in the second half, Roma’s ball dominance fell to 49%, despite still having 13 attempted goals and 7 shots on goal.
This 2-1 win is highly desired by the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager as a morale boost ahead of the first group stage match against CSKA Sofia, Thursday (16/9).