Dominant Win vs Empoli Not the Largest in Roma History

Roma demolished Empoli on Sunday night, piling seven goals on the sorry opponents. However, the romp wasn’t their biggest victory, domestically or overall. It tied the result versus Catania in 2006 as far as recent history is concerned. Luciano Spalletti’s men crushed the opponents. Simone Perrotta and Christian Panucci bagged a brace. Amantino Mancini, Vincenzo Montella, and Francesco Totti rounded out the score.

Their largest win goes way back, as Transfermarkt relays. The Giallorossi beat Cremonese 9-0 in 1929/1930. They collected two 8-0, versus Padova in 1930 and Napoli in 1959.

Instead, the most dominant win across all competitions remains the one versus Altay Sk in the first round of the 1962/1963 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. Roma scored ten goals and conceded once.

The Giallorossi picked up the full spoils for the first time in the season on Sunday night. They lost twice, against Milan and Verona, and drew with Salernitana in the first three fixtures. Paulo Dybala scored a twofer. Renato Sanches, Romelu Lukaku, Bryan Cristante, and Gianluca Mancini made the stat sheet. Alberto Grassi had an own goal in the first half.

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While the Empoli woes contributed a lot to the rout, as they just seem to have lost their identity and any semblance of solidity, the arsenal of the capital side was on display. They just have to keep most of their weapons healthy to go places now. It might be easier said than done.

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