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February 7, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
Stadio 'A.Franchi' - Firenze
Referee:‬ Rizzoli‎
90′ +5
Rizzoli blows for time to signal a priceless victory for the Giallorossi...Roma move into second in the standings as their impressive run continues...Fiorentina pay the price for a lack of cutting edge in front of goal and leave the field with nothing after having dominated for the entire 90 minutes.
90′ +3
Frey launches the ball forward in a bid to open up a last ditch attack...The ball finishes in the path of Julio Sergio who gladly picks up possession inside the box.
90′ +1
The visitors have a hold on possession now and are looking to run the clock down as they near a precious victory...Jovetic takes a nasty blow from Pizarro and Fiorentina win a free kick.
Ranieri takes off Vucinic and throws on Andreolli to give the Lupi further cover at the back...The Viola will have five minutes of added time to try and rescue the result.
Substitution Mirko Vučinić
Baptista looks fro Vucinic with a slow cross towards the back post...Kroldrup clears with little trouble.
Baptista goes down following a brush from Marchionni and play is tragically stopped as the Brazilian is urged to stop fooling around by referee Rizzoli...The Viola must pull something out the bag now if they are to rescue a point.
Substitution Lorenzo De Silvestri Mario Santana
Substitution Manuel Pasqual Keirrison
Injury Lorenzo De Silvestri
It was always likely to happen that after failing to stick one of their many chances away Fiorentina were waiting to be punished...What a win this would be for Ranieri's men if they are to return to the capital with all three points.
Goal Mirko Vučinić
Pizarro floats a corner into the danger zone...The ball falls to Vucinic following a Mexes knock on...Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool...The Montenegrin dashes Viola hearts and sends the away fans wild in the corner of the Franchi.
Substitution Rodrigo Taddei Jérémy Menez
Jovetic skins Juan near the corner flag and then provides Gilardino with a wonderful ball inside the six-yard box...The Italian can only get a flick on it and the chance once again goes begging.
Taddei downs Pasqual on halfway and the Viola win a free kick to deny the Lupi a quick break forward.
Pasqual finds space down the left but launches a terrible ball over the box to the far corner...With the entire Roma XI camped inside their own half the Viola must do more to work the keeper from there.
Montolivo whips a great cross in from the right...GILARDINO gets a great headed contact onto the ball, but Julio Sergio holds between the sticks...Another great chance for the Viola.
Baptista sets Vucinic into the box on a rare break for the Giallorossi...The Montenegrin takes the ball in his stride and strokes a soft effort towards the back post...Easy save for Frey.
Roma are being penned back now as Fiorentina push more men forward...As they struggle to take hold of possession Ranieri's men are having little joy now on the counter attack.
Donadel cracks a shot from way out but the ball takes a deflection and finishes at the feet of Julio Sergio.
Marchionni whips a soft cross over the top but Juan has no difficulty in heading clear the danger...The Viola will have to do better from such areas if they are to punish the visitors.
Prandelli is urging his men to keep pushing as Roma look vulnerable at the back...The Lupi are utilising a high line in defence now in a bid to close the gap with the forwards.
Marchionni floats a light cross to the back post where Gilardino meets the ball with a headed attempt...With Mexes bearing down on him the Italian is unable to direct the ball and Julio Sergio makes no problems in making the save.
The Viola break forward through Marchionni...The former Juve man offloads to De Silvestri on the right who immediately whips in a first time cross...Roma clear the danger to deny Gilardino a chance in front of goal.
Substitution Mario Bolatti Marco Donadel
The game could go either way now with Roma finding more joy going forward...Julio Baptista has definitely made an impact for the Lupi who seem to have more swagger about themselves on the break.
Yellow Card Lorenzo De Silvestri
Vargas looks to create an opening from the corner flag...De Rossi rises inside the box and heads the danger clear for Roma.
Vargas floats a great ball to the near post as Gila comes storming in to meet it...Riise takes no chances and concedes a corner.
Jovetic slips an impossible 'no-look' pass through to Gilardino...The Italian bears through into the box...He shoots...JULIO SERGIO bats the ball away with his feet...What a save!
Riise cuts a wonderful ball back into the box from the byline...Vucinic shoots with an open goal in front of him....What a miss!!! The Montenegrin scuffed his shot and now its Roma who are proving wasteful inside the box.
Baptista immediately makes an impression as he skips past two men and launches a shot over the bar...Great work from the Brazilian.
Substitution Francesco Totti Júlio Baptista
We're back underway for the second half here at the Franchi...Ranieri has opted to make a change with Totti being sacrificed for Julio Baptista.
45′ +1
Rizzoli blows for HALFTIME after what has been a lighting paced 45 minutes...The Viola has certainly looked the more threatening but will the be punished after the break for not taking their chances with some poor finishing.
Vucinic enters the box and smashes a powerful drive just over the bar...Great chance for Roma who could have rocked the Franchi had they found the net there.
Yellow Card Marco Marchionni
Riise climbs all over Gilardino and Fiorentina are awarded a free kick inside the Roma third.
Montolivo drives forward with a wonderful break on the counter attack...The midfielder then offloads to De Silvestri on the right...The full back shoots and sprays the ball over the bar...What a wasted opportunity from the former Lazio man...Roma again escape and could make the Viola pay for their generosity in front of goal.
Jovetic breaks into the box and smashes a great drive towards the near post...JULIO SERGIO once again denies the Viola with a great block.
The Viola are still threatening but must get something from this strong spell going forward...Ranieri's men look like passengers at the moment as they focus on stopping the Viola as opposed to pushing forward themselves.
Jovetic turns and shoots following some wonderful build up play by Montolivo...The ball takes a deflection and falls into the hands of the attentive Julio Sergio.
JoJo Jovetic is downed by Mexes and the Viola win a free kick after having sustained some Roma pressure...The Frenchman should have been booked there but he gets away scot free as Rizzoli opts to turn a blind eye.
Perrotta takes down Pasqual and earns a yellow for his efforts...Tempers are starting to fray as the Lupi start to let their nerves get the better of them.
Yellow Card Simone Perrotta
De Silvestri whips another great ball over the Roma box...Vargas smashes it goal bound on the volley...Great save by Julio Sergio on the deck!!! Roma are suffering.
Juan clears a quick cross from De Silvestri...Montolivo looks to strike back immediately on the volley but the ball zips just wide of the mark...Great chance for Fiorentina who are looking dangerous in attack.
De Rossi looks to find Taddei with a long ball forward...Pasqual reads it well and heads the danger clear for the Viola.
Motta is struggling to deal with Vargas down the left...Ranieri has urged De Rossi to lend a hand as the Lupi look to contain the treat of the Peruvian.
Roma are struggling a little now as the Viola take the initiative going forward...Ranieri's men can't seem to get the ball as the home side push down the flanks at pace.
Fiorentina are outraged after what seemed a regular goal...The officials deemed Vargas to be in an offside position when the original shot was made and Roma escape with just a scare.
Montolivo takes a shot from range which ricochets into the box...Vargas latches onto the loose ball just yards from the goal....Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool...No its been disallowed!!
Marchionni whips a great ball towards the far post from the right flank...With Vargas coming in from the back, Motta takes no chances and heads clear for a corner.
Roma are working the ball around well in the middle of the park but can't seem to find a way through with the Viola setup at the back....Prandelli is urging his men forward on the touchline with the Lupi taking an dangerously high defensive line.
Vargas launches the ball forward in the middle of the park and gifts possession to the Lupi...The visitors seem to be getting the better of the Viola now as they start to impose pressure on the Fiorentina ball carriers.
Jovetic bursts down the left in a bid to break through Roma lines...Mexes comes and immediately dispossesses the Montenegrin...Great challenge from the Frenchman.
Roma push forward through Vucinic down the left....The Montenegrin exchanges with Totti but 'Er Pupone' gives away possession with a 'soft' back heel...The Viola clear the danger.
Marchionni whips a first corner in for the Viola...Gilardino looks to head it goal bound but the effort finishes wide of the mark.
Pizarro whips a great low cross across the box....Frey watches the ball glance past him but there is nobody there for the easy tap-in...Great chance for Roma!!
Roma are looking to take a control of the possession but Fiorentina aren't allowing the Lupi any rest-bite as they continue to press with a great intensity.
The game gets underway with Fiorentina immediately pressing from the off...Vargas whips in a great cross from the left but Mexes clears the danger.
The sides are entering the field for tonight's posticipo...Roma are set to start with Vucinic and Totti in the forward line...Mario Bolatti will be hoping to make an impression as Prandelli gifts the Argentine his first Serie A start in the Viola colours.
Good evening and welcome to the Stadio Artemio Franchi for Goal.com's live commentary of Fiorentina - Roma...The Giallorossi will be desperate to continue on their winning run this evening with the chance to leapfrog Milan in second place...Fiorentina need to get back to winning ways if they are to stay in contention for the European slots.
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