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Totti inspires Roma to Fiorentina triumph

Published: Saturday 8 December 2012, 23.10CET
Captain Francesco Totti hit a first-half double as AS Roma overcame ACF Fiorentina 4-2 at Stadio Olimpico to move above the Viola and city rivals S.S. Lazio into fourth place in Serie A.
Totti inspires Roma to Fiorentina triumph
Francesco Totti was in vintage form for Roma against Fiorentina ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 8 December 2012, 23.10CET

Totti inspires Roma to Fiorentina triumph

Captain Francesco Totti hit a first-half double as AS Roma overcame ACF Fiorentina 4-2 at Stadio Olimpico to move above the Viola and city rivals S.S. Lazio into fourth place in Serie A.

A Francesco Totti-inspired AS Roma beat ACF Fiorentina 4-2 to leapfrog the Viola and city rivals S.S. Lazio into fourth place in Serie A.

The hosts' perfect start provided by Panagiotis Tachtsidis' first goal for the club was quickly wiped out by Facundo Roncaglia. However, a double from the evergreen Totti – the first a neat finish from a flicked first touch, the second a thunderbolt from distance – ensured a 3-1 half-time lead for the Giallorossi. Mounir El Hamdaoui's header reduced the arrears immediately after the restart and Vincenzo Montella's charges threatened to equalise, but Pablo Osvaldo secured the points late on.

Atalanta BC moved eighth, one place ahead of Parma FC after goals from Germán Denis and Federico Peluso earned them a 2-1 victory against the Gialloblu, for whom Amauri was on the mark.

Last updated: 09/12/12 19.51CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 14/03/2013 17:57 CET

08/12/2012

RomaRoma4-2FiorentinaFiorentina

Leandro Castan 7, Totti 19, 45+1, Osvaldo 88

Roncaglia 14, El Hamdaoui 46

Venue: Roma

08/12/2012

AtalantaAtalanta2-1ParmaParma

Denis 4, Peluso 38

Amauri 45

Venue: Bergamo

Standings

*Atalanta BC have had 2 points deducted
*UC Sampdoria have had 1 points deducted
*Torino FC have had 1 points deducted
*AC Siena have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 14/03/2013 17:57 CET

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