Roma dueling at the Olimpico di Roma Stadium against Fiorentina. It’s a special game for Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella facing his ex team AS Roma where he lives spectacular years as a player.
AS Roma opening the score in the 28th minute with magic midfielder Radja Nainggolan. Here is the action, Nainggolan starting the action by making an assist, then, the ball bounces back and he was ready to deliver a right footed shot from the center defeating Fiorentina goalkeeper Norberto Neto in the bottom right corner.
Fiorentina making the first substitution in the 35th minute. Midfielder Josip Ilicic replacing midfielder Joshua Brillante.
Midfielder Joaquin replacing forward Khouma Babacar.
Roma making the first substitution in the 67th minute replacing defender Kostas Manolas with midfielder Seydou Keita.
Roman gladiator and Captain Francesco Totti leaving the pitch among the ovation of the fans in the 70th minute when substituted by midfielder Alessandro Florenzi.
Fiorentina replacing midfielder Juan Manuel Vargas in the 72nd minute with the “ex Roma” midfielder Alberto Aquilani whistled by his ex fans at the Olimpico.
Roma making a substitution in the 77th minute. Midfielder Adem Ljajic replacing forward Juan Iturbe.
Roma closing the game with a goal in extremis! Yep. In the 93rd minute, it is forward Gervinho to score. Immediate celebration by coach Rudi Garcia jumping while fans applaud Gervinho.
Roma (4-3-3): De Sanctis; Torosidis, Astori, Manolas, Cole; Nainggolan, De Rossi, Pjanić; Iturbe, Totti, Gervinho
Fiorentina (4-4-2): Neto; Tomović, Go. Rodríguez, Savić, Alonso; Brillante, Borja Valero, Pizarro, Vargas; Gómez, Babacar
Photos AS Roma vs Fiorentina courtesy asroma.it
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AS Roma 2 – 0 Fiorentina
Saturday 30 August 2014
Olimpico di Roma Stadium
Assistants: DI LIBERATORE – CARIOLATO
Fourth Official: PASSERI
Goals: 28′ Radja Nainggolan (R), 93′ Gervinho (R)
Official formations – Lineups:
Roma (4-3-3): De Sanctis; Torosidis, Astori, Manolas, Cole; Nainggolan, De Rossi, Pjanić; Iturbe, Totti, Gervinho.
Subs.: Skorupski, Somma, Romagnoli, Emanuelson, Keita, Uçan, Paredes, Florenzi, Sanabria, Ljajić, Borriello, Destro.
Fiorentina (4-4-2): Neto; Tomović, Go. Rodríguez, Savić, Alonso; Brillante, Borja Valero, Pizarro, Vargas; Gómez, Babacar.
Subs.: Tătărușanu, Lupatelli, Pasqual, Hegazi, Basanta, Aquilani, Lazzari, Iličić, Joaquin, Bernardeschi.
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