AS Roma 3-0 Monza: Goals, highlights and report – Serie A 2022/23

AS Roma put in a dominant display against Monza on Tuesday night.

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Paulo Dybala got his first two goals for AS Roma in Serie A as the Giallorossi easily beat Monza 3-0.

The Argentine opened the scoring with a superb goal and by half-time, he had added a second for a dominant Roma side.

The third goal came from Roger Ibanez in the second half before Mourinho began to ring the changes at the Stadio Olimpico.

Dybala finds his feet at AS Roma

The first goal came after just 18 minutes as Dybala perfectly took down a high ball and wriggled past the last defender. He still had a huge amount of ground to cover but he raced towards goal and put a perfect finish past the on-rushing Michele Di Gregorio.

Paulo Dybala celebrates his first goal for AS Roma against Monza. (@ASRomaEN)

The Giallorossi were looking confident and it felt like the goals could start to flow. Tammy Abraham was then the man baring down on goal but he saw his shot saved in the 32nd minute.

The ball rolled to Dybala who managed to beat the defender to it on the slide and poke in his and Roma’s second. The adoration from the stands at the Olimpico was palpable.

The third goal of the game came from a more unlikely source as Ibanez rose highest to head in a corner with power to secure the points and allow Mourinho to make plenty of changes.

New signing Andrea Belotti came on for the final 10 minutes but he will want to forget the fact that he missed from about three yards when the ball dropped perfectly. Di Gregorio did very well to get something on his shot.

Monza continue to struggle

It was yet another disappointing display from a Monza side who look devoid of inspiration. There was the odd moment of promise in the second half once the game had already been won.

Beyond that, their most notable contribution was to bring down players such as Lorenzo Pellegrini with force every time the Giallorossi tried to mount a fresh attack.

There were murmurs about Giovanni Stroppa losing his job after the Udinese defeat, and those murmurs are only set to escalate in the coming days.