Roma keep on hoping after 2-0 win over Juventus

Tanya Simon
May 15, 2019

"I'm not making any predictions, we are depending on others", said Roma's veteran coach Claudio Ranieri, who took over in March to guide the team through the rest of this season.

The Old Lady were knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter-final stage by surprise package Ajax, a disappointment considering their designs on the trophy and the recruitment of the superstar Portuguese.

Dzeko then finished off a counter-attack in stoppage time to hand Juve their third league defeat of the season.

Atalanta beat Genoa 2-1 on Saturday to move third two points ahead of Inter Milan, who play bottom club Chievo on Monday.

Placed on number six of the Serie A table, Roma needed a victory at this juncture of the tournament.

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Evra expects there to be a big summer clear-out, with World Cup victor Pogba likely to head the list of high-profile departures. Others feel as though Pogba has failed to live up to his superstar billing and has often lacked work ethic in games.

Alessandro Florenzi, the Roma skipper, will have another reason to be satisfied with the result given a testy exchange with Ronaldo while the scores were still level at 0-0.

Roma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante made brilliant early saves to deny Juan Cuadrado and Paulo Dybala before Lorenzo Pellegrini hit the bar for the home side.

After the break Cristiano Ronaldo had the ball in the back of the net after 64 minutes but was ruled offside.

Alessandro Florenzi broke the deadlock with 11 minutes remaining before Edin Dzeko sealed the win late on. "We have to fly low, there are still two games left and we have to win them".

Empoli kept their hopes of Serie A survival alive with a 2-1 win at Sampdoria.

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