#Lookit

Mauro Goicoechea: Maarten Stekelenburg's new best friend

Paolo Bruno

First he was benched in favour of an unknown Uruguayan, before being denied a transfer mid-flight on deadline day. Now, Maarten Stekelenburg finally has something to smile about.

As if a metaphor for Zdenek Zeman's at-times calamitous reign in charge of Roma, that same unknown Uruguayan, Mauro Goicoechea, tonight dropped the ball into his own net to single handedly -- or no-handedly, as it turned out -- ruin Zeman's second spell at the giallorossi.

This goal made it 3-1, with Roma eventually going 4-2 in their second consecutive defeat to relegation-threatened opposition. After the dreaded vote of confidence just before this game, it now seems that the chain-smoking Czech is headed for the Olimpico's exit door.

On the bright side, at least Maarten Stekelenburg will have enjoyed it.

Rvvegjd

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.