Possession or transition? Why not both? It is a modern style that gets goals and results, as last weekend can attest.
Italy have won just once in their last seven matches, highlighting a player development problem beyond changing managers.
The critics say that Manuel Pellegrini needs to "become brutal" to survive this season in England, both in his docile personality and in his side's physicality and activity out of possession.
It may be an over-exaggeration to say that the result saved Quique Setien's job, but he badly, badly needed these points. Betis finished the match with 62% possession and nearly doubled Sevilla with 436 completed passes.
Tweet after tweet, back heel after back heel, undervalued signing after undervalued signing, Roma push the boundaries of the modern sports fandom through a holistic approach.