Both Luciano Spalletti and Paulo Sousa sent out their expected lineups.
5 minutes before halftime, Daniele de Rossi played one over the top for Edin Dzeko, who beat the offside trap and finished to put the hosts up 1-0.
GOAL Dzeko!! Roma 1-0 Fiorentina pic.twitter.com/895K5EqfO0— Serie A News (@TransfersCalcio) February 7, 2017
In the 58th minute, de Rossi turned provider again, swinging in a free kick for Federico Fazio, who rose over everyone and headed home.
With 15 minutes to go, de Rossi picked out Kevin Strootman on the break. The Dutchman’s cross was brought down by an all-alone Radja Nainggolan, who finished past Ciprian Tatarusanu.
5 minutes later, Dzeko latched onto another through ball that the defense should have cleared and lashed home past Tatarusanu to complete the rout.
Goals: Dzeko 39’ (ass. de Rossi), Fazio 58’ (ass. de Rossi), Nainggolan 78’ (ass. Strootman), Dzeko 83’
Bookings: Strootman 18’, de Rossi 56’, Sanchez 35’, Valero 41’, Rodriguez 57’