Roma began their Serie A campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Salernitana on Sunday.
Paulo Dybala and Georginio Wijnaldum both made their league debuts for Jose Mourinho’s Roma but it was an older hand in Bryan Cristante who decided the match in the 33rd minute.
Italy international Cristante claimed the points with a drive from the edge of the area which took at least one deflection before nestling in the bottom corner.
Roma’s margin of victory would have been larger had they capitalised on a series of chances, in particular in the first half.
“I would have been happy if we’d won 3-0 or 4-0 but what I liked was that even though we didn’t score as many as we should have we had enough maturity to control the game” Mourinho told reporters. – AFP