(W) AS Roma – Match report vs Lazio (14/05/2022)

In this match report, we focus on AS Roma in Italy. The Serie A Femminile is a growing league and has some exciting talent. In this match report we focus on their game in the derby against Lazio.

Ratings:

  • A1 – Very good, could play higher
  • A2 – Strong potential to play higher
  • B1 – Good, strong player at level
  • B2 – Potential to be strong player at level
  • C – Average for the level, re-watch
  • D – Below average in this match

Tecla Pettenuzzo

Player Profile

  • Nationality: Italy
  • Age: 22
  • Date of Birth: 30/11/1999
  • Current Club: AS Roma
  • Career: Padova, Brescia, Sassuolo, AS Roma
  • Position: Central defender

Tecla Pettenuzzo is a central defender who played as the right central defender in the 3-5-2 employed by AS Roma. V. In the 3-5-2 she played close to right wing-back Angelica Soffia. Pettenuzzo was succcessful in the 3-0 win over Lazio.

Looking at the defensive side of her game, we can conclude a few things from this particular game. She is decent in the ground duels, but not good in aerial duels – which offers problems in defence. She doesn’t engage in defensive actions a lot, but when she does, she commits more to tackles than to interception. This indicates a reactive style of defending than a proactive style.

Going forward she is more impressive. When you look at the ball progression via passes and carries, she contributes a lot in attack. What’s impressive is that she has a lot of high risk passes from the defensive third to the attacking third, but she is also very accurate in her passing which makes her an asset on the ball.

Rating: B1

Angelica Soffia

Player Profile

  • Nationality: Italy
  • Age: 21
  • Date of Birth: 02/07/2000
  • Current Club: AS Roma
  • Career: Hellas Verona, AS Roma
  • Position: Right wing-back

Angelica Soffia is a defender who played as the right wing-back in the 3-5-2 employed by AS Roma. In the 3-5-2 she played close to right wide areas and often interacted with Pettenuzzo in this 3-0 win over Lazio.

Angelica Soffia really stood out in this game. In terms of defending she is not good in interceptions but very good in tackles, indicating the reactive playing style in defence. In the defensive 1v1s and duels she also was one of the best on the pitch.

What was interesting to see is that she can’t carry the ball, she doesn’t have the technical ability to do that via runs, but her progression via passes is really good. Passes to the final third, the crosses and the shot assists in this game, made her one of the most threatening players going forward.

Looking at her determination and composure, she really looks comfortable on this level and for a challenge will need to play on a higher level.

Rating: A2

Sophie Haug

Player Profile

  • Nationality: Norway
  • Age: 23
  • Date of Birth: 04/06/1999
  • Current Club: AS Roma
  • Career: LSK Kvinner, AS Roma
  • Position: Strikers

Sophie Haug is a Norwegian striker who played as one of the two strikers in the 3-5-2 employed by AS Roma. She played closely to the other striker Pirone in their 3-0 win over Lazio.

Haug is an excellent and highly intelligent striker, which can seen be in her movements in and around the box. She often arrives in the box, is agile and be versatile in her connection with the other striker. She has a good striking technique and easily defeat a defender in a 1v1 situation in this game.

Her dribbling side of the game is quite poor, but she manages to play around that with a direct passing style of play with her partner-striker and the wing-backs involved with the attacks. What really stood out in this game is her strength in the air: both in the aerial duels but also in the quality of the headers when she connects with a cross.

She isn’t selfish in front of goal and her attacking awareness proves that she spots the other attacker to assist in scoring a goal.

Rating: A1

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