Showed great anticipation to foil Ljajic in one of Fiorentina’s most promising first-half attacks, then clutched the ball safely after a pinball effort in his area. Tested much less frequently after the break.
Twice got in the way of shots as Fiorentina looked to turn their early attacks into a lead, while he was regularly found bombing forward in the home side’s own pursuit of supremacy. One of the main reasons Roma had the platform from which they won the tie.
Looked to play the cultured role, but was slow to get close to Ljajic and Jovetic in the first half. Improved after the break, with his stature helping to see off Fiorentina’s less imposing forward unit.
The number of Fiorentina attacks down his flank were a concern early as Ljajic (twice) and Pasqual both got into shooting positions in the opening quarter, but his side’s ability to get on top in midfield helped to leave him less exposed after the interval.
With his propensity to attack, he was never going to provide the most solid of foundations at left-back, but he was massively untroubled by Cassani and was even afforded the room to help Roma thrive.
Lucky not to see red when leaving his feet to challenge Salifu early on, but was then a danger with left and right-foot shots being deflected away from goal. Finally found the net when cleaning up after Totti and Perrotta caused havoc.
Struggled to get up to the pace of the game as Fiorentina got on top in midfield in the first half an hour. Started to come to terms with the demands before being replaced at the interval.
Showed real guts and tenacity to break up attacks, delivering a superb rendition of his ability in the centre of the park. A particular stand-out was his second-half recovery of possession in his own area having lost the ball himself.
Could have taken a shot himself when well placed on the left, but he fired a pass straight at Bojan’s legs. All the same, he provided energy and efficiency in midfield, helping to lay the groundwork as Totti began to dictate ahead of him.
Always appeared likely to be the architect of Roma’s better moments, though his gilt-edged chance with Neto blocked was followed up on a second break by a very heavy pass for Cicinho. Eventually played a part in both of Lamela’s goals as Fiorentina’s resistance was broken after the interval.
Showed determination to win vital territory at times, but there was a lack of quality from the young Spaniard in the key moments. Does twice as much running as Lamela, but finds the right areas with far less regularity. Replaced by Borini on the hour.
Could do little about Lamela’s brace as his team-mates gave up the ball, but then became the guilty party himself as he tossed away possession in the build-up to Borini’s clincher.
Unable to lead the defensive line as he would have been asked to do by Delio Rossi given his experience. Too often seen rushing out of position as Roma’s quicker forwards had a field day in the second half.
Looked comfortable early on but the step up in pace after the break did for him, and he was no match for Borini after the substitute’s introduction.
Pulled one effort at goal which allowed Cicinho to get a block in as the Viola looked for a first-half lead, then took too long over another shot just after Roma had scored their first, allowing Perrotta to deny him. Defensively he has had better games too.
Failed to show the command of a traditional centre-back, with an inability to get on top of Lamela from the outset. Paid the price for not being quicker to close the space between himself and Natali as the Argentine struck twice.
Struggled to keep tabs on any of the Roma attackers coming down his flank, with Taddei and Greco in particular being allowed to roam. When he got forward late on he could hardly put a foot right, proving it really wasn’t his night.
Arguably should have buried a chance from Pasqual’s drive but gave Cicinho the chance to block. Thereafter he drifted out of the game for increasingly long spells, and when his side needed a leader he failed to be one.
Caught sleeping as Borini robbed possession to set up Roma’s second and often showed poor anticipation as the hosts carved through his side in the second period.
Failed to put in anything more than the typical shift of a journeyman midfielder as Fiorentina showed an inability to keep with the home side whenever the tempo was raised. Dragged off for Lazzari late on.
- S. Jovetić
Should have done better from the left of goal after great play by Jovetic, then immediately saw another effort blocked by Stekelenburg. Was rarely the instigator in Viola attacks before being replaced by Cerci.
- G. Curci
Given the final quarter in Cicinho’s stead and was solid enough.
Introduced at the break to replace the overwhelmed Viviani and soon had a hand in the opener. Followed that up by blocking Pasqual’s effort on the line as he showed his willingness to make a difference at both ends of the field.
- M. Pjanić
- G. Caprari
Replaced Bojan on the hour and almost immediately dispossessed Salifu to trigger the killer second goal. Added a third when setting himself up with 15 minutes left.
- E. Pazzagli
- A. Gamberini
- L. De Silvestri
Replaced Pasqual for the final 20 minutes with his side up against it, and was predictably unable to turn the tide.
Came on for Ljajic as Fiorentina looked to overcome a one-goal deficit, but he added very little to the party.
Late sub for Behrami.
- G. Munari