When Jose Mourinho arrived at Roma in the summer, there was cautious optimism that he would be able to lead the team to some success this year.
Mourinho spent more than any other manager in Serie A this summer, shelling out close to €100m on signings like Tammy Abraham, Rui Patricio and Eldor Shomurodov, so excitement was high heading into the campaign.
And then they lost 6-1 to Bodo/Glimt.
Yep, you read that right. Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt put six past Mourinho’s Roma.
Mourinho left some of his big names out of this game, with Abraham dropping to the bench and Carles Perez, Gonzalo Villar, Stephan El Shaarawy and Borja Mayoral all stepping into the starting lineup.
Not only did the gamble not pay off, it backfired spectacularly as Roma found themselves 2-0 down within the first 20 minutes, and deservedly so.
Perez did bag a composed goal before the half-hour mark, but Mourinho was visibly livid with his side and opted for a triple substitution at the break to try and get things back on track.
On came Shomurodov, Bryan Cristante and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to try and change the game, but they had the opposite impact as Patricio was picking the ball out the back of his next just seven minutes later.
Goals numbers four, five and six all came late on, resigning Roma to the second-heaviest European defeat in their history.
It’s a match which actually means very little to Roma in the grand scheme of things, but imagine being the players who have to face Mourinho after such an embarrassing result. No thanks.