AS Roma vs Fiorentina

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Don’t miss the exciting showdown between AS Roma and Fiorentina in the full match replay and highlights. This is a must-watch match from the 2023/2024 Italy Serie A, Matchday 15. The action kicks off at 19:45 GMT on Sunday, December 10, 2023. The match will be officiated by the esteemed referee Antonio Rapuano from Italy and will take place at the iconic Stadio Olimpico in Roma. Catch all the thrilling moments from this epic showdown at the provided link.

AS Roma vs Fiorentina Full Match Reports

In a heated clash at the Stadio Olimpico, Roma found themselves reduced to nine men, sharing the points with Fiorentina in a fiercely contested 1-1 draw. Lucas Martínez Quarta’s second-half equalizer kept the Viola within striking distance of Serie A’s top four.

With confidence riding high following their late comeback against Sassuolo last week, José Mourinho’s Roma aimed to extend their impressive form. The home side made a dream start within five minutes, as Paulo Dybala’s exceptional outside-of-the-boot delivery was headed home by Romelu Lukaku from close range, igniting the passionate home support. Undaunted by the early setback, Fiorentina sought an immediate response, but Rui Patrício in the Giallorossi goal thwarted M’Bala Nzola’s attempts.

After a lively opening 20 minutes, Roma suffered a significant setback as Dybala, a key figure, exited the field with an injury. This handed the initiative to Fiorentina, who aimed to gain control as the first half progressed. Despite dominating possession, clear-cut chances were scarce for the Viola, with Giacomo Bonaventura squandering their best opportunity, firing straight at Patrício, allowing Roma to go into halftime with their slender lead intact.

Fiorentina continued their quest for an equalizer in the early stages of the second half, but Patrício denied Jonathan Ikoné’s curled effort with a diving save. The hosts survived another scare when Bonaventura struck the bar, but Roma’s indiscipline came to the forefront as Nicola Zalewski received a second booking for a cynical foul on Michael Kayode. With a numerical advantage, Fiorentina swiftly leveled the scores, with Martínez Quarta heading a superb equalizer into the far corner from Christian Kouamé’s inviting delivery.

Empowered by their numerical superiority, Fiorentina pressed for a late winner in the final 20 minutes. Patrício, once again, came to Roma’s rescue, denying Martínez Quarta, but the pendulum swung again as Lukaku received a red card for a reckless challenge on Kouamé. Despite Roma’s indiscipline, Fiorentina couldn’t break through in stoppage time, and the Giallorossi’s defense held firm to secure a hard-earned point. The result marks the end of Roma’s seven-game winning streak on home turf, while Fiorentina remains just one point behind them heading into the festive period.

Man of the Match: Rui Patrício (Roma).