Danny Batth playing against Roma. Picture by Ian Horrocks.

Phil Smith's Sunderland player ratings: Who shone and who struggled for Alex Neil's side against Roma

Sunderland were beaten 2-0 by Roma in a pre-season friendly in Portugal – but how did each play fare for Alex Neil’s side?

After a goalless first half, substitutes Felix Afena-Gyan and Nicolo Zaniolo were on target for the Italian side after the break.

Sunderland will now prepare to return to Wearside before travelling to Dundee United for their next pre-season fixture on Saturday.

Our chief SAFC writer Phil Smith has delivered his verdict on how each Sunderland player fared against Roma.

The Sunderland Echo's coverage of SAFC in Portugal is brought to you in association with Flex Joinery. Visit www.flexjoinery.co.uk for further details.

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