Verona 1-3 Roma: Late strikes from Cristian Volpato and Stephan El Shaarawy earn Jose Mourinho’s side comeback win over 10-man relegation strugglers to lift them up to fourth
- Roma left it late as they came back from one-nil down against Verona on Monday
- Jose Mourinho’s side found themselves behind after just 27 minutes
- Verona goalscorer Paweł Dawidowicz was sent off nine minutes after scoring
- Cristian Volpato’s 88th minute strike guaranteed Roma a much-needed win
Roma reduced the gap at the top of the Serie A table to just seven points after scoring two goals in the game’s final ten minutes as Jose Mourinho’s side fought back to claim a huge comeback win.
Polish defender Paweł Dawidowicz opened the scoring with a first-half strike to put pressure on the travellers who arrived in Verona off the back of a home defeat against Napoli. The scorer was then sent off for a rash challenge nine minutes later.
Italian striker Nicolò Zaniolo eased fears of a second consecutive loss as he scored late in first-half stoppage time.
Roma’s Cristian Volpato (right) celebrates an 88th minute winner against Verona on Monday
Italian striker Nicolo Zaniolo pulled Roma level in first-half stoppage time in Verona
Cristian Volpato put Roma in front with two minutes of normal play left before Stephan El Shaarawy added a third with his second goal of the season in added on time.
Victory see’s Mourinho’s stars move up to 4th in the Serie A standings, one point behind last season’s champions AC Milan.
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