The biggest omission from the starting squad is Cyril Thereau. The Frenchman has an injury and is replaced by Gil Dias. The rest of the squad is almost exactly the same as every other match that Fiorentina has had this season. Roma comes in without a loss on the season. It would be great for la Viola if they were able to slay the giant today.
Scoring started off very quick with a crafty goal by Roma attacker Gerson in the 5th minute.
GERSON!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/oFl4Bf1mWx— RomaPress (@ASRomaPress) November 5, 2017
Fiorentina answered back quickly with a goal of their own on a cross by Gil Dias that was struck into the back of the net by Jordan Veretout in the 9th minute.
Check out this awesome video: Jordan Veretout Goal vs Roma (1-1) https://t.co/NTEBK1b6sr— Every Sport (@EverySport100) November 5, 2017
Well that lasted for a while and then Giovanni Simeone had a great opportunity to score and lost the ball. Immediately after that Roma ran the length of the pitch on the counter and Brazillian attacker Gerson struck again in the 30th minute.
Gerson 2nd GOAL HD - Fiorentina 1-2 AS Roma 5/11/2017 HD #FiorentinaRoma https://t.co/P5R2C7ml4f— Football (@Nap_int) November 5, 2017
To level it at two, Christiano Biraghi crossed the ball into the middle. Giovanni Simeoneo barely stayed onside and headed the ball into the back of the net. It may have been one of the prettiest goals all season.
Giovanni Simeone Goal HD - Fiorentina2-2AS Roma 05.11.2017— Soccer Is Life (@FootballLive30) November 5, 2017
https://t.co/WClLZQsSXQ#SofaScore #FIO #ROM
That was the most entertaining first half all season.
Right after an injury check on Marco Sportiello, Kostas Manolas scored for Roma off of a corner kick in the 49th minute. It was a really ugly goal and Sportiello did not even move for it.
#Manolas' header!#FiorentinaRoma #SerieATIM— 1xBet English (@1xbet_Eng) November 5, 2017
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Fiorentina had plenty of opportunities, but have really come out flat in the second half.
Diego Perotti put the exclamation point on the game by striking a goal in the 87th minute to ruin all hope in Florence.
PEROTTI!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/pKJFyncZee— RomaPress (@ASRomaPress) November 5, 2017
Roma: Goals: Gerson (5’, 30’), Manolas 50’, Perotti 87’. Yellow Cards: Gonalons 66’
Fiorentina: Goals: Veretout 9’, Simeone 39’. Yellow Cards: Pezella 52’