Pioli collects three points at the Olympic Stadium. Roma loses its Champions League certainties.
Roma too predictable in the development of its offensive phase. After a comforting start, Di Francesco‘s team suffered a goal by Benassi at the first opportunity for the opponents. The Giallorossi created some chances to find the equalizer but randomly, without being too convinced to be able to hurt the opponent.
Bruno Peres was very active on the right playing as a pure wing and overlapping Defrel often. Dzeko dropped towards the middle third to widen the action on the sides and creating superiority. Fiorentina resisted the attack of the Giallorossi scoring the second goal with a peremptory action by Simeone who resisted the tackles of Manolas and Peres mocking Alisson.
The Lupi hit three posts wasting several opportunities in the second half. Di Francesco played Schick and Kolarov to give more weight to its offensive phase but a perfect Sportiello and a bit of bad luck complicated the situation.
Fiorentina besieged in the second 45 minutes, but Pioli‘s crew resisted with tenacity and tactical organization.
The Viola collected three important away points at the Stadio Olimpico defeating Roma after 6 years. Roma’s race to the next Champions League gets complicated.