It is a good moment for Roma. Mourinho’s team, after the defeat in the derby at the beginning of November and two disappointing drawss with Sassuolo and Torino, they started the new year by beating Bologna, drawing 2-2 at the San Siro with Milan, qualifying for the Cup quarterfinals against Genoa and, tonight, beating Fiorentina at the Olímpico. The great protagonist was once again a Paulo Dybala always decisive with the romanisti.
The Argentine, who this week was already decisive in the Cup, He scored a double with which he reached 10 goals in his first 16 games with the capital. Mourinho has said it several times and it is very clear: Roma depends on their quality. The technician revealed that the player had asked him to return on January 1 and he replied that, without his help, it would have been difficult to beat Bologna. La Joya, then, returned to his orders on December 29.
Against Viola, the Romans had a great help thanks to Dodo, who in the first 24 minutes stopped Zalewski twice with the bad and saw two yellow cards that left the Italian team with ten. In numerical superiority, Roma took the reins of the clash and broke it just before the break with a Dybala’s volley deflected by Milenkovic, after a good assist on Abraham’s first touch. The Argentine, as ‘Opta’ published, is the second player in Europe’s top leagues for goals from outside the box as of 2015. He scored 28 and is only surpassed by another world champion, Leo Messi, who reached 55.
Italiano began the second half leaving Jovic and Ikoné out, replaced by Barak and Nico González, and Fiore began to create some danger. As the minutes passed, however, Playing with 10 took its toll and Roma was able to sentence with a great counterattack set up by Cristante in minute 82.. Abraham, with a perfect low cross, starred in his second assist of the night to Dybala, who pushed the ball between the sticks and finished off the job. With this result, the romanisti leave Fiore in the middle of the table and catch up with Lazio and Atalanta in fifth place, both with 34 points, only three from the Champions League and four from second place. While Napoli keep their pursuers at bay, the fight for Europe is red hot.
Lorenzo Venuti (28′, Alfred Duncan), Antonin Barak (45′, Luka Jovic), Nicholas Gonzalez (45′, Jonathan Ikone), Leonardo Spinazzolla (65′, Nicola Zalewski), Nemanja Matic (66′, Edoardo Bove), Benjamin Tahirovic (73′, Lorenzo Pellegrini), Gaetano Castrovilli (84′, Giacomo Bonaventura), andrea belotti (88′, Paulo Dybala), Ola Solbakken (88′, Tammy Abraham)
1-0, 39′: Paulo Dybala2-0, 81′: Paulo Dybala
Referee: Antonio Giua
VAR referee: Luigi Nasca, Giacomo Paganessi
Dodo (3′,Yellow) Smalling (14′,Yellow) Dodo (23′,Red) Marash Kumbulla (54′,Yellow) Nicholas Gonzalez (54′,Yellow) Edoardo Bove (62′,Yellow) Igor Julius (78′,Yellow)