Roma and Fiorentina Draw 1-1 at the Olimpico Stadium

In an exhilarating match at the iconic Stadio Olimpico, AS Roma battled against Fiorentina in a match valid for the fifteenth day of Serie A 2023/24.

The gripping game saw Roma emerge victorious, scoring a solitary goal to seal the win. The nail-biting 97-minute encounter proved that in football, every minute counts.

As the game entered the final moments, there were seven minutes of added time. The encounter took a dramatic turn on the 86th minute when Roma’s Lukaku received a straight red card for a foul against Fiorentina player Kouame.

Fiorentina’s Martinez Quarta posed a significant threat in the 81st minute attempting to head a corner delivered by Biraghi but was denied by an impressive save from Roma goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

The Fiorentina team had a superb opportunity when Nico Gonzalez, a new entrant in the game, received a pass from Bonaventura in the 73rd minute. Rui Patricio, however, managed to thwart his header and put the ball into the corner.

The crowd held their breath in the 66th minute when Martinez Quarta found the back of the net for Fiorentina. Receiving a pass from Kouame and placing a header just out of reach of Rui Patricio at the far post, he tied up the score.

Tensions escalated in the 63rd minute as Roma’s Zalewski was given a red card for a late challenge on Kayode, making Roma play with just nine men.

The first half ended after 45 minutes with an added four minutes. Roma’s challenge was epitomized by a cross from Cristante to Azmoun in the 43rd minute, but ultimately the effort resulted in the ball flying over the bar.

As for the scoring, it began early with Lukaku making an immediate impact for Roma at the 5th minute by nodding home a cross from Dybala.

The line-ups for the teams were as follows: For Roma under the leadership of coach José Mourinho, Rui Patricio; Mancini, Llorente, Ndicka; Kristensen, Cristante, Paredes, Pellegrini, Zalewski; Dybala, Lukaku took to the field. In the Fiorentina camp, managed by Vincenzo Italiano, Terracciano; Kayode, Ranieri, Martínez Quarta, Biraghi; Arthur, Duncan; Ikoné, Bonaventura, Kouame; Nzola comprised the team.

The final whistle confirmed a 1-0 victory for Roma. The goal scorers included Lukaku on the 5th minute for Roma and Martinez Quarta in the 66th minute for Fiorentina.

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