AS Roma Maintain Spot Near Top After Defeating Fiorentina

By Juan Pablo Aravena
Roma continue sensational start
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Expected to be one of the top matches in Serie A this weekend due to both teams’ attacking style, the contest between AS Roma and Fiorentina didn’t disappoint anyone. Both teams looked to attack early and often, and while both sides had chances to find the back of the net, Roma put up the best effort in the end and won the game played at the Stadio Olimpico by a 2-1 score.

Former Brazilian stud Maicon has been enjoying a resurgent season with Roma, and he showed it once again today. He was decisive on both ends of the pitch, especially in the first half when he scored the first goal of the game for the hosts. After a couple of disappointing seasons with Inter and Manchester City, it seems like Maicon is finally getting back to his old self and could even be a solid backup to Dani Alves on the National Team.

Fiorentina never ceased to attack and they found their prize in the midway of the first half when Juan Vargas tied the game, but it was noticeable that Roma were the better side. They proved it again in the second half when Italian international Mattia Destro netted the second and game-winning goal of this thrilling encounter.

There’s little doubt that these two teams will continue to compete throughout the year, although they might do it with different objectives. Roma continues to show that they are looking to win a new Scudetto, while Fiorentina will likely battle to get into European competition next year. Both sides showed they have enough in their tanks to turn a few heads this season.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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