Lorenzo Pellegrini, the Captain who helped AS Roma Repeat the Special Record

Lorenzo Pellegrini led his team, AS Roma beat the host Salernitana in Serie A, the top caste of the Italian League. Playing at the Arechi Stadium, Monday (30/8/2021), AS Roma won with a landslide score of 4-0 over Slernitana.

Lorenzo Pellegrini became the engine of victory for his team. Thanks to the two goals he created in the 48th and 79th minutes. While the other two AS Roma goals were scored by Jordan Veretout (52′) and Tammy Abraham (69′).

The Wolves team’s goal feast began through the captain Lorenzo Pellegrini in the 48th minute. Utilizing Matias Vina’s cross, Lorenzo Pellegrini managed to place the ball into the corner of the promotion team’s goal with a low shot with his right foot.

Not long after, it was Jordan Veretout’s turn to increase AS Roma’s lead to 2-0 in the 52nd minute. The French midfielder managed to net the ball with a flat kick from close range. The home team suffered even more after AS Roma’s new striker, Tammy Abraham, scored his first goal in the Italian League. The English striker’s goal was born in the 69th minute after completing a pass from Carles Perez. AS Roma’s goal feast was closed by Pellegrini’s second goal, which was scored exactly 11 minutes before the game dispersed.

A 4-0 victory made AS Roma ranked third with a perfect collection of points, six, from two matches. In addition, AS Roma’s victory over Salernitana led by local captain Lorenzo Pellegrini brought them on a special note. Quoting Opta, AS Roma repeated their achievement of scoring at least seven goals in the opening two matches of the Italian League. This achievement is the second time for the AS Roma in a season after the first time making the incision in the 2003-2004 season.

And the figure who contributed to this special record was the captain, Lorenzo Pellegrini, who scored two goals.

Profile of Lorenzo Pellegrini

Lorenzo Pellegrini is a player born in Rome, 19 June 1996. Born in the Italian capital, Pellegrini studied at the AS Roma football academy since the age of nine. Pellegrini made his first team debut on 22 March 2015, when AS Roma faced Cesena in the Italian League.

Then in July 2015, Pellegrini left Roma to join Sassuolo. With Sassuolo Pellegrini made 57 appearances and scored 13 goals over two seasons. Performing well with Sassuolo, AS Roma decided to return Pellegrini to the capital in the 2017 summer transfer market.

Since returning to join his boyhood club, Pellegrini’s performance has been promising. So far, Pellegrini has made 156 appearances in all competitions scoring 24 goals and 35 assists at the time this article was published.

Meanwhile, Pellegrini was appointed as the main captain of AS Roma since the middle of the 2020-2021 season. The appointment of Pellegrini made the local captaincy tradition at AS Roma continue. It is known, the 3 captains before Edin Dzeko were always held by players born in Rome, namely Francesco Totti, Daniele de Rossi, and Alessandro Florenzi.

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