Roma 2-0 Juventus: Hosts win to boost Champions League hopes

Ross Houston
May 14, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo mocked Alessandro Florenzi's height during AS Roma v Juventus.

The Italian champions unveiled their controversial new home strip for the game with club chiefs deciding to ditch the traditional black and white stripes in favour of a half-and-half design.

The win keeps Roma's Champions League hopes alive with Claudio Ranieri's side sixth, but just one point off Inter Milan who are fourth, before they play Chievo on Monday.

Both stars, who have won the prize five times each will not be in the final of the UEFA Champions League next month, following their failures to help their sides progress to the last stage.

"We must continue to believe in it. Even if not everything depends on us, we have to get to the end with a clear conscience". "We first have to wait and see who wins the UCL", Medhi Benatia said while discussing who should win. "We have to fly low, there are still two games left and we have to win them". Sassuolo played more than an hour of the match with 10 men after Mehdi Bourabia was shown a second yellow card for celebrating his goal by half removing his shirt and was sent off.

Belotti nearly scored after the break but Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli denied his overhead kick.

He found the back of the net in the 79th minute.

Empoli won 2-1 at Sampdoria for its first away victory of the season, while Udinese beat already relegated Frosinone 3-1.

Diego Farias and Giovanni Di Lorenzo scored for Empoli before Fabio Quagliarella converted a stoppage-time penalty for his 26th league goal of the season.

Before facing Betis, Real Madrid have scored 40 fewer goals than last season and have gone from an average of 2.3 goals per game to 1.9.

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