Roma 2-0 Fiorentina: another superhero display from Dyabala

AS Romas players celebrate after AS Romas Argentinian forward Paulo Dybala scored a goal during the Italian Serie A football match between AS Roma and Fiorentina on January 15, 2023 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP) (Photo by VINCENZO PINTO/AFP via Getty Images)
15-01-2023 19:45
MatchDay 18
Fiorentina
Fiorentina
Summary
Timeline
Lineups

Roma extended their unbeaten streak to begin 2023, defeating Fiorentina 2-0 this evening in the Italian capital.

The win handed the Giallorossi an important three points ahead of a grueling upcoming stretch of fixtures, which includes a showdown against league leaders Napoli later this month.

With Nicolo Zaniolo absent, Jose Mourinho's men were led by attacking pair Paulo Dybala and Tammy Abraham.

La Joya scored twice and raised his goal tally to 7 so far in Serie A. He was assisted by Abraham on both goals as the duo combined well throughout the game and created several problems for a shorthanded Fiorentina side. 

La Viola came out strong after the match kicked-off, dominating possession during the first half-hour of the affair. 

However, a very clear momentum shift came midway thru the opening period when Fiorentina defender Dodo was sent off.

Already on a yellow, the Brazilian made an extremely clumsy challenge in the 24th minute and was sent off after receiving his second booking.

It didn't take long for Roma to take control after that when Paulo Dybala found the back of the net to open the scoring and give the team 1-0 halftime lead. 

The Tuscans tried to get some attacking actions created in the second half, but they failed to muster any clear opportunities. 

Player statistic

1st half
    4' Yellow card Dodô
Chris Smalling Yellow card 15'    
    24' Yellow-Red card Dodô
Paulo Dybala
(Assist: Tammy Abraham)
Goal 40'    
2nd half
Marash Kumbulla Yellow card 55'    
    55' Yellow card Nicólas González
Edoardo Bove Yellow card 63'    
    79' Yellow card Igor
Paulo Dybala
(Assist: Tammy Abraham)
Goal 82'    

Match statistic

51
Possession
49
10
Total shots
7
4
Shots on target
2
5
Shots off target
2
1
Blocked shots
3
15
Fouls
12
5
Corners
9
3
Offsides
1
Roma
Fiorentina

Starting lineups

1
Goalkeeper
6
Defender
23
Defender
24
Defender
19
Defender
4
Midfielder
52
Midfielder
66'
7
Midfielder
74'
59
Midfielder
67'
21
Attacker
89'
9
Attacker
89'
1
Pietro Terracciano
Goalkeeper
3
Cristiano Biraghi
Defender
2
Dodô
Defender
98
Igor
Defender
4
Nikola Milenkovic
Defender
32
Alfred Duncan
Midfielder
29'
5
Giacomo Bonaventura
Midfielder
85'
34
Sofyan Amrabat
Midfielder
99
Christian Kouamé
Attacker
11
Jonathan Ikoné
Attacker
46'
7
Luka Jovic
Attacker
46'

Substitutes

92
14
Attacker
17
Defender
63
Goalkeeper
62
Midfielder
60
99
Goalkeeper
20
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
66'
37
67'
68
Midfielder
74'
11
Attacker
89'
18
Attacker
89'
16
Luca Ranieri
Defender
15
Aleksa Terzic
Defender
31
Michele Cerofolini
Goalkeeper
42
Alessandro Bianco
Midfielder
95
Pierluigi Gollini
Goalkeeper
44
Dimo Krastev
Midfielder
43
Filippo Distefano
Attacker
48
Michael Kayode
Defender
41
Lorenzo Amatucci
Midfielder
23
Lorenzo Venuti
Defender
29'
22
Nicólas González
Attacker
46'
72
Antonin Barak
Midfielder
46'
10
Gaetano Castrovilli
Midfielder
85'
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