Italian Serie A
Roma4Fiorentina1

Roma 4-1 Fiorentina

Mohammed Salah (left) celebrates scoring against Fiorentina
Mohammed Salah joined Roma from Chelsea in 2015

Mohammed Salah scored twice against former club Fiorentina as Roma made it seven wins in a row to keep up their pursuit of Serie A leaders Juventus.

Salah set up Stephan El Shaarawy for the opener and scored the second himself via a deflected shot.

Diego Perotti tapped in before Josip Ilicic pulled one back from the penalty spot after a foul on Cristian Tello.

Salah's second goal sealed a win that takes third-place Roma three points ahead of Fiorentina, who are fourth.

It continues a remarkable run for Roma under Luciano Spalletti, who replaced Rudi Garcia as coach in January and lost just once in the league before going on the current winning streak which has left them five points behind Juve.

The leaders travel to Atalanta on Sunday after second-placed Napoli, who are three points off top spot, host another mid-table team in Chievo Verona on Saturday.

Line-ups

Roma

  • 25Szczesny
  • 24Florenzi
  • 44Manolas
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 3Digne
  • 15PjanicBooked at 44mins
  • 20Keita
  • 8PerottiSubstituted forVainqueurat 62'minutes
  • 4NainggolanBooked at 90mins
  • 11SalahBooked at 42minsSubstituted forDzekoat 86'minutes
  • 22El ShaarawySubstituted forTottiat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Castan da Silva
  • 6Strootman
  • 9Dzeko
  • 10Totti
  • 13Sisenando
  • 14Falque
  • 21Vainqueur
  • 26De Sanctis
  • 33Emerson
  • 35Torosidis
  • 48Ucan
  • 87Zukanovic

Fiorentina

  • 12Tatarusanu
  • 32Roncaglia
  • 2Rodríguez
  • 13Astori
  • 28Alonso
  • 8VecinoSubstituted forBadeljat 34'minutesBooked at 40mins
  • 6Facundo CostaBooked at 89mins
  • 10BernardeschiBooked at 80mins
  • 72IlicicSubstituted forFernándezat 68'minutes
  • 20Valero IglesiasSubstituted forTelloat 29'minutes
  • 9N Kalinic

Substitutes

  • 4Tomovic
  • 5Badelj
  • 14Fernández
  • 16Blaszczykowski
  • 23Pasqual
  • 24Lezzerini
  • 26Kone
  • 27Tello
  • 30Babacar
  • 34Satalino
Referee:
Massimiliano Irrati
Attendance:
36,263

Match Stats

Home TeamRomaAway TeamFiorentina
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home19
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Roma 4, Fiorentina 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Roma 4, Fiorentina 1.

Seydou Keita (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Facundo Roncaglia (Fiorentina).

Francesco Totti (Roma) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Booking

Radja Nainggolan (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Tino Costa (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Francesco Totti (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tino Costa (Fiorentina).

Seydou Keita (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matías Fernández (Fiorentina).

Foul by Edin Dzeko (Roma).

Davide Astori (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Milan Badelj.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Edin Dzeko replaces Mohamed Salah.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Davide Astori.

Foul by Lucas Digne (Roma).

Facundo Roncaglia (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Radja Nainggolan (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina).

Foul by Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina).

Kostas Manolas (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Francesco Totti replaces Stephan El Shaarawy.

Hand ball by Facundo Roncaglia (Fiorentina).

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Lucas Digne.

Foul by William Vainqueur (Roma).

Matías Fernández (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Lucas Digne (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Facundo Roncaglia (Fiorentina).

Attempt saved. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan with a cross.

Foul by Facundo Roncaglia (Fiorentina).

Lucas Digne (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Kostas Manolas.

Attempt missed. Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Milan Badelj (Fiorentina) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Fiorentina. Matías Fernández replaces Josip Ilicic.

Corner, Fiorentina. Conceded by Lucas Digne.

Federico Bernardeschi (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by William Vainqueur (Roma).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 4th March 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus27194448153361
2Napoli27177355223358
3Roma28168459293056
4Fiorentina28165749311853
5Inter Milan2714673425948
6AC Milan27138639281147
7Sassuolo27101163431341
8Lazio27107103436-237
9Bologna27105122931-235
10Chievo2797113236-434
11Empoli2797113340-734
12Torino2788113334-132
13Atalanta2779112631-530
14Udinese2786132440-1630
15Genoa2777132732-528
16Sampdoria2777133946-728
17Palermo2776142747-2027
18Frosinone2765162653-2723
19Carpi2749142444-2021
20Hellas Verona27212132445-2118
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