The Bosnian star scored his 100th goal with the Roma jersey. But the shocking defeat against Sassuolo complicates the race for the Champions League.
Edin Dzeko scored his 100th goal with the Roma jersey at the Mapei stadium yesterday. Although that is a remarkable achievement for the captain of the Giallorossi, the team must do much more to support him in the offensive phase.
According to the stats, since the beginning of 2020, Roma fail to capitalize on the opportunities. Fonseca need to find the right countermeasures as soon as possible and the team needs a win in the next Serie A clash against Bologna.
Transformed after a sluggish first term, he scored ten in his first ten Serie A games of 2016/17 – the first player to do so for the club since Gabriel Batistuta in the Giallorossi’s title-winning 2000/01 campaign.
Dzeko is now the top-scoring player from Yugoslavia or any former Yugoslav state in Europe’s top-five leagues (Spain, England, Germany, Italy, France) with 176, having surpassed Davor Šuker’s total of 129 back in 2016/17.
Ended 2016/17 with 39 Roma goals in all competitions, breaking the club record of 32 which had been shared by Rodolfo Volk and Francesco Totti.
He overtook Zvjezdan Misimović and Elvir Bolić to become Bosnia’s top marksman on 7 September 2012 with a hat-trick against Liechtenstein. With 55 goals, he is now equal tenth in terms of all-time leading scorers for UEFA nations.