Roma’s worrying crash in form continued on Sunday with a shock 3-2 loss at Venezia, a fifth defeat for Jose Mourinho’s team just 12 games into the Serie A season.
Roma went ahead deservedly before half-time after Eldor Shomurodov and Tammy Abraham had scored following Mattia Caldara’s opener for promoted Venezia, Roma collapsed after a harsh penalty decision allowed Mattia Aramu to level with a 65th-minute spot-kick.
David Okereke’s neat finish with 16 minutes remaining on the banks of the Venetian Lagoon sank the club from the capital, who are now fifth and three points outside the Champions League places.
It was Roma’s fourth defeat in seven games in all competitions a run which includes a 6-1 thumping at the hands of Norwegian outfit Bodo/Glimt
The win for Paolo Zanetti’s Venezia moves them up to 14th on 12 points, three away from the relegation zone.