Verona 1-3 Roma: Jose Mourinho's side score late in comeback victory

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. 

More to follow. 

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