2018-19 in review: Roma’s 10 best goals of the season

Part three of Giallorossi Yorkshire’s season review highlights the 10 best goals Roma scored in 2018-19 – and gives you the chance to have your say in the end of season awards for the first time ever.

A shortlist of goals has been selected, with readers able to vote for their favourite in a poll. The winner will be revealed as part of the annual Giallorossi Yorkshire end-of-season awards, at the conclusion of this year’s season review.

So sit back and enjoy looking back at these 10 great goals that lit up an otherwise underwhelming campaign.

Edin Dzeko v Torino (19/8/18)

In the end, it was one of Dzeko’s least productive goalscoring seasons, but it certainly started on the right note. The Bosnian ensured Roma started the season with a win by volleying in – with his weaker left foot – late on against Torino.

Javier Pastore v Atalanta (27/8/18)

Another player whose season did not match the standards it initially promised, Pastore opened his Roma account two minutes into his home debut with an intelligent backheel against Atalanta.

Cengiz Under v Frosinone (26/9/18)

The prior season had seen Cengiz develop a reputation for scoring long-range spectaculars, and his first goal of the new campaign saw him pick up from where he left off – a strike made even better by the way he effortlessly dribbled past opponents beforehand.

Lorenzo Pellegrini v Lazio (29/9/18)

This was actually Pellegrini’s first ever Derby Della Capitale appearance, and the boyhood Roma fan made his mark on the game by scoring with a cheeky backheel after getting beyond opposing keeper Thomas Strakosha.

Edin Dzeko v CSKA Moscow (23/10/18)

In their third match of the Champions League group stage, Roma opened the scoring with an incredible team move. Every outfield player touched the ball in a 29-pass move, which finished with a great combination between Pellegrini and Dzeko.

Cengiz Under v CSKA Moscow (23/10/18)

Later in the same game, Cengiz wrapped up the win with a well-executed half volley that went right into the top corner. It may have been from closer range than usual, but still required incredible ball control.

Stephan El Shaarawy v Sampdoria (11/11/18)

El Shaarawy’s goals were key for Roma all season, as he scored 11 times – and this was one of his best. Going away from goal, he turned back inside and chipped the ball into the far corner, barely having to look at his target.

Nicolo Zaniolo v Sassuolo (26/12/18)

It was the day when Zaniolo really announced himself to the world, grabbing his first ever senior goal in quite some fashion. The teenager cut inside from the right, before making the defender sit down and lifting the ball over keeper Andrea Consigli.

Nicolo Zaniolo v Torino (19/1/19)

Zaniolo carried on the positive momentum in the first league game after the winter break, showing determination and improvisation to open the scoring against Torino.

Stephan El Shaarawy v Inter (20/4/19)
 
As someone who made his name at AC Milan, El Shaarawy will have loved scoring against Inter – especially with a goal this good. The winger dribbled forward at pace before picking his moment and sending the ball flying beyond Samir Handanovic.

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