BATE – Roma
After draw results against Barcelona, AS Roma will now play away against BATE Borisov and they will want to enroll their first win of the new season of Champions League.
Here, the calculation is clear. Roma if he wants to continue to pass through the group defeat against BATE is not an option. Whichever team misses against outsiders group makes a significant step backwards in relation to its competitors. Roma after many years have a competitive team to play with everyone. Small problems real harm, but that against team like Bate should not be noticed. Bate’s first round defeat in Leverkusen with a convincing 4:1, while Roma in Rome drew with Barselona 1:1. This point against Barca will be worthless if they not win. I believe that the Roma is lot better than Belarusians and will show it on the field. The convincing victory in the championship of Italy probably gave them the self-confidence after a few setbacks.
On the other hand BATE is the championship of Belarus dominant, but in duels with the top teams they have no chance unless it against someone at home endure and not to concede. The difference in quality BATE than top teams is great, and Roma is definitely a top team such matches is gaining experience and routine, so I do not doubt that they are coming here to the valuable three points.
Bate is thus qualifying for the group stage did a great job and now they remain only to enjoy the matches with top teams such as Barca, Roma and Leverkusen, and that competition will hardly up to a point for me.