Roma beat Fiorentina 2-1 on Sunday to move two points clear of their Tuscan opponents at the top of Serie A. Chelsea flop and Egyptian f...
Chelsea flop and Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and Ivorian Gervinho scored in the first-half before Khouma Babacar netted a consolation for Fiorentina with almost the last kick of the match.
|Gervinho slotting home Roma's second goal|
Salah's move from Fiorentina to Roma has been a hot topic of debate and FIFA opened a breach of contract investigation last month, which could result in the player being sanctioned.
Salah was unsurprisingly loudly jeered by the Fiorentina fans but he responded by giving Roma the lead in the sixth minute.
The Egypt winger played a one-two with Miralem Pjanic before curling a delightful strike into the far side of the net from near the right corner of the penalty area for his fifth goal of the campaign.
It was the first goal Fiorentina had conceded at home in Serie A this season.
Roma doubled its lead in the 34th with a rapid counterattack launched by Alessandro Florenzi from inside the penalty area.
Gervinho latched onto the ball and sprinted forward from inside his own half, finding himself one-on-one with Ciprian Tatarusanu and coolly slotting past the Fiorentina goalkeeper.
Babacar, who had missed a great opportunity moments earlier, grabbed one back for Fiorentina deep in stoppage time, curling in Borja Valero's pass.