Roma 2-1 Salernitana: Smalling strike seals comeback win to keep hosts in hunt for top four spot

Roma 2-1 Salernitana: Chris Smalling’s late strike seals comeback win to keep Jose Mourinho’s men in the hunt for top four spot in Serie A after Carles Perez had cancelled out Ivan Radovanovic’s thunderbolt

  • Roma were stunned by Ivan Radovanovic’s thunderbolt in the 22nd minute
  • Sub Carles Perez equalised with his first goal of the season in the 81st minute
  • Chris Smalling scored the winner four minutes later with a cushioned finish

Roma scored twice in the last nine minutes to boost their hopes of finishing in the top four by beating bottom-of-the-table Salernitana.

Jose Mourinho’s men were humbled by Norwegian minnows Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League on Thursday.

And Roma, who were unbeaten in their last 10 Serie A games, were stunned by Ivan Radovanovic’s thunderbolt in the 22nd minute on Sunday.

Roma defender Chris Smalling scored a late winner to seal a comeback win

Substitute Carles Perez equalised for Roma with his first goal of the season in the 81st minute

Substitute Carles Perez equalised for Roma with his first goal of the season in the 81st minute 

Franck Ribery touched a free kick to the Serbian midfielder who fired an unstoppable drive past the goalkeeper.

Roma winger Carles Perez equalised in the 81st minute and Chris Smalling grabbed the winner in the 85th minute. 

Ivan Radovanovic put the visitors ahead with a stunning strike in the 22nd minute

Ivan Radovanovic put the visitors ahead with a stunning strike in the 22nd minute

The Serbian midfielder who fired an unstoppable drive past the  Roma goalkeeper

The Serbian midfielder who fired an unstoppable drive past the  Roma goalkeeper

Roma striker Tammy Abraham (L) tussles with Salernitana defender Norbert Gyomber

Roma striker Tammy Abraham (L) tussles with Salernitana defender Norbert Gyomber

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