Roma falls in Florence and its European pass is complicated

José Mourinho’s Roma complicated their presence in Europe next season after losing 2-0 to a Fiorentina that also aspires to achieve their passport. Two days before the end of Serie A, both teams add 59 points, like Atalanta, and one of them will not access either the Europa League or the Conference League since Lazio, fifth, adds 62.

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Fiorentina cemented their victory with their two goals in a great start to the game. Nicolás González opened the scoring in the 5th minute by converting a penalty decreed at the request of the VAR after the Argentine player himself fell after a slight contact from Rick Karsdorp just on the front line of the area. Mourinho could not believe it.

Bonaventura makes it 2-0 in 11 minutes

Shortly after, in the 11th minute, it was 2-0, the work of the outstanding Giacomo Bonaventura when he culminated his internship with a cross shot in the face of the passivity of the defense to get out of his way.

Roma tried to react but only created danger in this first half with a free kick from Lorenzo Pellegrini that was repelled by goalkeeper Pietro Terracciano (21′).

On the contrary, Fiorentina continued to dominate the game without difficulty and Bonaventura scored again three minutes later but his goal was annulled by the VAR for a previous offside.

Abraham caresses the 2-1

At the break Mourinho tried to shake up his team by bringing on Nicoló Zaniolo instead of Sergio Oliveira and Tammy Abraham had a good chance to score with a chopped header that went near the post after a good move and cross from the left by Nicola Zalewski ( 54′).

Few other options gave Roma a very serious Fiorentina in defensive tasks that ended a streak of three straight losses. For the ‘giallorossi’, who have not won for four games, the European panorama is complicated, although they have one last card: if they win the Conference League final against Feyenoord on the 11th, they will automatically qualify for the Europa League.

Spinazzola returns ten months later

The best news for Mourinho on a night to forget was Leonardo Spinazzola’s comeback, already in the 70th minute, ten months after the rupture of the Achilles tendon last July in an Italy-Belgium European Championship.

Fiorentina: Terracciano; Venuti, Milenkovic, Igor, Biraghi (Terzic, 91 ‘); Duncan, Amrabat, Bonaventura (Piatek, 76 ‘); Nicolás González (Callejón, 90 ‘), Arthur Cabral (Maleh, 76’) and Ikoné (Saponara, 91 ‘)
Rome: Rui Patrício; Mancini, Smalling, Ibáñez; Karsdorp (Shomurodov, 90 ‘), Sergio Oliveira (Zaniolo, 46’), Cristante, Vertout, Zalewski (El Shaarawy, 66 ‘); Lorenzo Pellegrini (Carles Pérez, 75 ‘); Tammy Abraham (Spinazzola, 90 ‘)
​Goals: 1-0 Nicolás González (pen.) (5′), 2-0 Bonaventura (11′)
Referee: Marco Guida. Yellow cards for Amrabat (19′), Mancini (24′), Bonaventura (28′), Duncan (49′)
Spectators: 29,580 at the Stadio Artemio Franchi

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