May 12, 2019 / 8:41 PM / 2 months ago

Soccer-Roma keep on hoping after 2-0 win over Juventus

ROME, May 12 (Reuters) - 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. (Writing by Brian Homewood; editing by Tony Lawrence)

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