Manic depressive Roma implode again.
Phillipe Mexes, Nicolas Burdisso, and Francesco Totti fire Roma into a seemingly unassailable 3-0 lead. But Genoa storm back through braces by Rodrigo Palacio and Alberto Paloschi to pull off a remarkable comeback as the Romans fall to pieces. Check out Palacio’s zen like equalizer for the Rossoblu. Such lethal finishes made him a legend at Boca Juniors.
For Claudio Rainieri it was the end of the road as Roma stumbled to their third Serie defeat as well as being outplayed by Shakhtar in the CL first leg.
They’ve given up 36 goals with only Lecce and Bari giving up more. As recently as the 21st week, the Romans were riding high in 2nd position trailing just AC Milan. That peak was achieved after a disastrous slide to the bottom after the sixth week. Now in eighth position it has been a season of bipolar proportions for the 59 year old Rainieri. Vincenzo Motella, the assistant coach takes over in a caretaker capacity till the end of the season. His first order will be to stop this careless leaking of goals.