Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham beats Gabriel Batistuta & Vincenzo Montella to unique Roma record
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Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham beats Gabriel Batistuta & Vincenzo Montella to unique Roma record

Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham popularly known as Tammy Abraham has beaten Gabriel Batistuta and Vincenzo Montella to a unique Roma record after his brace in Derby della Capitale on Sunday.

The English striker of Nigerian descent scored a quick brace as Roma trashed Lazio 3-0 in a league game on Sunday to earn the unique record in place of the two Roma greats.

Going into the Sunday game, only Tammy Abraham, Gabriel Batistuta, and Vincenzo Montella had scored 21 goals in all competitions for the Italian side in their debut seasons.

But Tammy Abraham made his record his own with his 51s strike before adding another in the 22nd minute of the game for his 23rd of the season.

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Tammy Abraham who joined Roma from Chelsea for a fee of £40m in August rued missing out on scoring three goals.

“I’ve got no words, wow. You can see what this match means for the supporters and for my teammates and I,” Abraham told DAZN after the game.

“I’ve heard so much talk about this game over the past few weeks so being here tonight and contributing two goals to this win…I couldn’t have asked for more.”

He continued, “I’m very settled here in Rome thanks to my teammates, the supporters, and the manager. Everyone made me feel at home from the first moment I got here.”

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“When everyone is united and believes in what you are doing, these sorts of results happen. I’m here to help the team as much as possible, Roma have invested a lot in me and I want to repay them.”

Finally, “I’m just disappointed I missed my third goal in the second half! I could’ve had a hat trick. Anyway, I can’t complain, we won and I scored twice: we won in our stadium, in our home, in our Rome.”

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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