AS ROMA vs FIORENTINA Stadio Olimpico, Rome Thursday 19th March, 2015, 17:30 GMT *** Thursday’s Round of 16 Europa League return leg marks the fifth meeting this season between Roma and Fiorentina, the fourth since January alone. Coming from behind to grab an equalizer against Fiorentina last week in Firenze, Roma will look to take advantage of that crucial away goal in the second leg of this Round of 16 matchup. The last four fixtures have seen a win each for Roma and Fiorentina while the other two matches have finished in a draw. Fiorentina have already beaten Roma in a knockout tie in the capital this season, in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals. On 3 February, a Mario Gomez double at the Stadio Olimpico gave Vincenzo Montella’s Fiorentina a 2-0 win – the coach’s first against his old club with the Viola. Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella won the 2000/01 Serie A title with Roma, and scored 83 goals in all competitions […]
The Europa League knock-out rounds begin this week. TheHardTackle provides a comprehensive preview of all the exciting match-ups scheduled for the midweek.