Fiorentina 2-0 Roma: Nicolas Gonzalez and Giacomo Bonaventura score as Jose Mourinho’s side see their hopes of a top six finish suffer a blow
- Fiorentina secured a 2-0 victory to go level on points with Roma in Serie A
- The result is a blow for Jose Mourinho’s side in their quest to finish in the top six
- Nicolas Gonzalez scored a penalty before Giacomo Bonaventura got the second
Fiorentina beat Roma 2-0 in Serie A on Monday to revive their chances of qualifying for Europe following three straight losses.
Nicolas Gonzalez converted a penalty and Giacomo Bonaventura doubled the advantage after only 11 minutes in Florence.
Fiorentina moved up to seventh place, level on points with sixth-placed Roma and eighth-placed Atalanta.
Nicolas Gonzalez celebrates his goal which put Fiorentina in the lead at home to Roma
Gonzalez scored from the penalty spot in the fifth minute to put Fiorentina in the ascendancy
Roma manager Jose Mourinho was left frustrated as his team conceded two early goal
Lazio are fifth with 62 points, followed by Roma (59), Fiorentina (59) and Atalanta (59).
While the Champions League places are already set with AC Milan, Inter Milan, Napoli and Juventus assured of finishing in the top four with two matches remaining, the Europa League and Conference League places are still up for grabs.
Giacomo Bonaventura celebrates after making it 2-0 to Fiorentina in the 11th minute
Fiorentina: Terracciano; Venuti, Milenkovic, Igor, Biraghi (Terzic 90); Duncan, Amrabat, Bonaventura (Maleh 76); Gonzalez (Callejon 90), Cabral (Piatek 76), Ikone (Saponara 90)
Subs: Dragowski, Rosati, Martinez, Kokorin, Munteanu, Torreira
Goals: Gonzalez 5 (pen.), Bonaventura 11
Booked: Bonaventura, Duncan, Amrabat
Roma: Rui Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Karsdorp (Spinazzola 90), Oliveira (Zaniolo 46), Cristante, Zalewski (El Shaarawy 66); Veretout, Pellegrini (Perez 75); Abraham (Shomurodov 90)
Subs: Fuzato, Kumbulla, Matitland-Niles, Diawara, Vina
Bonaventura steered the ball into the back of the net as Fiorentina went 2-0 ahead
Roma striker Tammy Abraham controls the ball under pressure from Igor of Fiorentina
The fifth- and sixth-placed finishers will qualify for the Europa League, and the seventh-placed finisher possibly goes to the Conference League.
If Roma beat Feyenoord in the Conference League final on May 25 and don’t finish in the top six, Italy will have three teams in the Europa League and none in the Conference League, because the Conference League champion qualifies for the Europa League.
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