In a Serie A clash between Roma and Fiorentina, Romelu Lukaku made an impact early on by heading in a goal from Paulo Dybala's well-delivered cross, putting Roma in the lead after just five minutes at the Stadio Olimpico. However, the joy was short-lived as Fiorentina's Lucas Martinez Quarta equalized with a header from Christian Kouame's precise cross in the middle of the second half. The scores were leveled at 1-1.
The match took a turn when Nicola Zalewski received his second yellow card, leading to his dismissal, and leaving Roma with 10 men. Despite being a man down, Roma battled to maintain the scoreline. However, their challenges increased as Romelu Lukaku, having scored earlier, was shown a red card in the closing minutes for a reckless tackle on Kouame, reducing Roma to nine men.
The draw proved to be a setback for Jose Mourinho's Roma, who were aiming to secure a crucial win. The result pushed them back into fourth place, reclaiming the spot from Bologna, who briefly occupied the Champions League positions with a 2-1 victory against Salernitana. Meanwhile, in other Serie A action, Monza secured a 1-0 win over Genoa, propelling them into the top half of the table. Additionally, Frosinone and Torino played out a goalless draw in a closely contested match.