Serie A review

Totti helps Roma past Fiorentina

December 8, 2012

A Francesco Totti-inspired Roma claimed a 4-2 victory over Fiorentina in a thriller at the Stadio Olimpico.

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Leandro Castan put Roma in front in the seventh minute, but Facundo Roncaglia levelled seven minutes later. Totti put Roma back in front before extending their lead before half-time and setting up a fourth for Pablo Osvaldo in the 89th minute.

In between, Mounir El Hamdaoui gave Fiorentina hope in a game full of chances at both ends.

Atalanta boosted their survival hopes courtesy of a 2-1 win over Parma with all the goals coming in the first half at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia

German Denis gave the Bergamese club the lead in the fourth minute and Federico Peluso made it two in the 38th minute. Amauri brought Parma back into the game on the stroke of half-time but, despite their efforts, they were unable to find an equaliser in the second half.

The win lifts Atalanta nine points clear of the relegation zone and above their opponents into eighth place.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.