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Late Llorente goal rescues crucial point for AS Roma in 2-2 draw against Fiorentina

Posted : 11 March 2024

AS Roma secured a crucial point in the Serie A top-four race with a dramatic 2-2 draw against Fiorentina, thanks to a late goal from Diego Llorente in the dying moments of the match. Positioned in fifth place with 48 points, Roma remains three points behind fourth-placed Bologna, the current occupant of the final automatic Champions League qualification spot. Fiorentina, sitting in eighth place with 43 points, trails Bologna by eight points in the league standings.


Fiorentina took an early lead in the 18th minute when Luca Ranieri skillfully headed in a flicked corner, placing the ball inside the far post. However, Roma responded in the 58th minute as Houssem Aouar headed in from close range, leveling the score. Fiorentina regained the lead in the 69th minute when Rolando Mandragora capitalized on being played free inside the box, converting from a short distance.


With Fiorentina looking poised to secure all three points, Diego Llorente emerged as the hero for Roma in stoppage time. Positioned perfectly, Llorente capitalized on a nodded-down cross, volleying the ball into the far corner and securing a vital point for Roma in their pursuit of a top-four finish in Serie A. The draw showcased the competitive nature of the top-four race and highlighted Roma's resilience in the face of a challenging encounter.


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