Roma keep on hoping after 2-0 win over Juventus

REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

AS Roma kept their Champions League hopes alive when late goals from Alessandro Florenzi and Edin Dzeko gave them a 2-0 home win over Serie A champions Juventus on Sunday.

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini lost possession in his own half and Florenzi finished off a quick exchange of passes by gently chipping the ball over Wojciech Szczesny in the 79th minute. Dzeko then finished off a counter-attack in stoppage time.

The win left Claudio Ranieri’s side in sixth place on 62 points, behind AC Milan on their head-to-head record. Needing a top four finish to qualify for the Champions League, they are three points behind third-placed Atalanta and one adrift of Inter Milan, who have a game in hand.

Juventus wore their controversial new strip for the first time with black-and-white halved shirts replacing the traditional stripes.

Both teams hit the woodwork in the first half and Cristiano Ronaldo had a 63rd minute goal ruled out after he was caught fractionally offside when he collected Paulo Dybala’s pass before running on to slot the ball past Antonio Mirante.

REUTERS/Writing by Brian Homewood; editing by Tony Lawrence

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