Both Lecce and Roma were left with regrets after wasting numerous scoring opportunities in a game that somehow ended goalless.

Lorenzo Pellegrini was suspended with Sardar Azmoun and Rasmus Kristensen injured, Paulo Dybala and Leonardo Spinazzola not fully fit either, so Tommaso Baldanzi got a rare start. The hosts missed Kastriot Dermaku, Mohamed Kaba and Jeppe Corfitzen, while Nicola Sansone and William Banda were not at 100 per cent. New coach Luca Gotti won his debut against Salernitana before the break for international duty.

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Wladimiro Falcone was alert on a Leandro Paredes in-swinging corner, but Evan Ndicka received an early yellow card and will be suspended for the Derby della Capitale against Lazio.

Roberto Piccoli drilled just wide from a Patrick Dorgu pass, as did Antonino Gallo with the aid of a deflection after his surge forward, while Gianluca Mancini charged down the Ylber Ramadani volley.

Mile Svilar had his gloves stung by Dorgu at the near post following another error in midfield, then had to make a tricky save on Piccoli, preventing Krstovic from pouncing on the rebound.

Lecce wasted numerous chances in the first half, Piccoli turning Ndicka only to fire over from a tight angle, while Nicola Zalewski couldn’t keep the finish down on Tommaso Baldanzi’s cross to the back post.

Yet Roma almost scored on the stroke of half-time, as a free kick was touched on for Angelino, the daisy-cutter clipping the base of the far post.

Zalewski had penalty appeals after the restart, but Falcone and Alexis Blin all went in together as the Paredes corner came to the back post.

Lecce really should’ve taken the lead on 67 minutes, but wasted a golden opportunity on the counter-attack when Krstovic rolled across for Dorgu to somehow drill wide undisturbed from 12 yards.

Roma wasted their own huge chance moments later, an inspired Stephan El Shaarawy back-heel flick sending Houssem Aouar clear on goal, but he fired at Falcone one-on-one.

Lameck Banda’s scorcher was fingertipped over the bar by Svilar, then on the resulting corner Nicola Sansone turned off target after a chest and half-volley.

Deep into stoppages, Remy Oudin’s powerful curler clipped the top of the crossbar.

Lecce 0-0 Roma

Player statistic

1st half
    11' Yellow card Evan Ndicka
Roberto Piccoli Yellow card 38'    
Federico Baschirotto Yellow card 45'    
2nd half
Ylber Ramadani Yellow card 81'    
    84' Yellow card Bryan Cristante

Match statistic

40
Possession %
60
27
Total shots
10
6
Shots on target
3
12
Shots off target
6
9
Blocked shots
1
8
Corners
4
2
Offsides
9
Fouls
12
Lecce
Roma

Starting lineups

30
Goalkeeper
25
Defender
82'
5
Defender
13
Defender
72'
17
Defender
29
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
9
Attacker
7
Attacker
61'
91
Attacker
62'
99
Goalkeeper
Defender
5
Defender
46'
23
Defender
2
Defender
84'
4
Midfielder
52
Midfielder
64'
16
Midfielder
59
Midfielder
64'
Midfielder
84'
90
Attacker

Substitutes

45
Attacker
16
Midfielder
40
Goalkeeper
8
Midfielder
21
Goalkeeper
59
Defender
18
Midfielder
50
23
22
Attacker
61'
11
Attacker
62'
10
Attacker
72'
12
Defender
82'
6
Defender
1
Goalkeeper
63
Goalkeeper
20
Midfielder
14
Defender
61
Midfielder
67
Attacker
3
Defender
46'
92
64'
22
Midfielder
64'
21
Attacker
84'
19
Defender
84'

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