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  • Writer's pictureBruno Asoka

Abraham's injury time goal secures a point for Roma at Milan

After an incredible comeback against AC Milan, Roma earned a 2-2 draw at the San Siro thanks to Tammy Abraham's equalizer in the final seconds. The Giallorossi didn't even attempt a shot on goal until the 87th minute, but they managed to overcome a lackluster performance to extend their unbeaten road streak to eight games.

Since neither club had José Mourinho on the sidelines owing to a touchline ban, the visitors defended deeply and showed little interest in moving the ball forward, making it difficult for both teams to get into any sort of rhythm. It was Milan's responsibility to do all the running as a result, but Olivier Giroud's final pass was subpar. Just before the half-hour mark, Brahim Diaz finally managed to get a shot on goal, but his 20-yard attempt was deflected over the bar. Rui Patricio, the goalkeeper, was unable to stop the hosts from scoring from the ensuing corner, which was met by Pierre Kalulu and finished with a powerful header.

This eventually made Roma come out of their shell, and just before halftime, Nicola Zalewski curled wide from a distance. But it was about as good as it got from a team that struggled to make any type of attacking support for players like Tammy Abraham, who frequently had to drift wide and drop deep to gain possession. Milan tried to impose their advantage after smelling blood, but Theo Hernández and Giroud's attempts following HT were saved. Deep into the second half, they ultimately won the game when replacement Tommaso Pobega capped off a quick counterattack by shooting from the edge of the box into the far corner.

Roger Ibañez's powerful header gave Roma a point in the 87th minute, but it appeared to be nothing more than a consolation goal until Abraham stunned the home fans by bundling in the rebound after Nemanja Matić had his first shot saved. The outcome hurt Milan, who are currently seven points behind league leaders Napoli, while Roma's bid to finish in the top four may depend on saving a late point.

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