Roma Go Five Unbeaten in Serie A After Fiorentina Home Win

Roma moved up to 7th in the Serie A table after cruising to a 2-0 win at home to Fiorentina at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday night.

Paulo Fonseca’s side went into tonight’s game having not lost in their previous five outings – the last being a goalless draw at home to CSKA Sofia in the Europa League midweek.

They couldn’t find goals that night, but they had one within 12 minutes of tonight’s encounter. Leonardo Spinazzola was the man who picked up a long loft forward from Antonio Mirante before sliding the ball into the back of the net.

Fiorentina have endured a fairly average start to the new Serie A season; seven points from five games going into tonight’s in Rome, and their abject form allowed Roma to have a relatively uncontested first-half.

Their second goal could’ve come from any of Pedro, Edin Dzeko or Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but for Bartlomiej Dragowski making some good stops to keep it 1-0 at the break.

The opening talking point of the second-half was a penalty call that was waved away after Lorenzo Pellegrini was brought down by Martin Caceres, but not illegally in the eyes of the referee.

Pedro would then add that all-important second for Roma, finishing a devastating counter-attack to notch his third goal of the season so far for his new club.

Lucas Martinez Quarta would see red late on for an ill-timed challenge on Dzeko, sealing the win for Roma.

On the night, it was an astute performance from Roma – totally dominant and keeping the visitors to just one shot on target throughout. The win takes Roma up to 7th in the table and only five points behind leaders Milan.



November 1, 2020 – Serie A 2020-2021 Round 6

SCORERS: 12′ Spinazzola, 70′ Pedro

ROMA (3-4-2-1): Mirante; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Karsdorp (72′ Bruno Peres), Pellegrini (79′ Cristante), Veretout (90′ Kumbulla), Spinazzola; Pedro (72′ Carles Perez), Mkhitaryan; Dzeko (Pau Lopez, Farelli, Juan Jesus, Fazio, Villar, Borja Mayoral, Podgoreanu) Coach: Fonseca
FIORENTINA (3-5-2): Dragowski; Martinez Quarta, Milenkovic, Caceres; Lirola, Amrabat (82′ Duncan), Bonaventura (57′ Vlahovic), Castrovilli (46′ Pulgar), Biraghi; Ribery (82′ Cutrone), Callejon (67′ Kouame) (Terracciano, Brancolini, Igor, Pezzella, Venuti, Barreca, Ponsi, Saponara) Coach: Iachini

REFEREE: Mr. Orsato from Schio
NOTES: Yellow Cards: Dzeko, Veretout, Spinazzola, Cristante (R), Castrovilli (F); Red Card: Martinez Quarta (F); Extra Time: 1st Half 0′, 2nd Half 4′