AS Roma 2-1 Hellas Verona: Goals, highlights and report – Serie A 2023/24

First half goals from Romelu Lukaku and captain Lorenzo Pellegrini helped coach Daniele De Rossi make a winning start to his tenure as AS Roma coach, with a narrow victory over Hellas Verona.


Newly appointed AS Roma coach Daniele De Rossi got off to a winning start as his side earned a 2-1 win over Hellas Verona in Matchday 21 of Serie A at the Stadio Olimpico.

The Giallorossi took an early lead after some fine footwork from Stephan El Shaarawy teed up Romelu Lukaku, and the former was involved again in setting up Lorenzo Pellegrini for the second. Verona were offered a way back into the game midway through the second half from the penalty spot, but Milan Djuric skied his effort.

The visitors did halve the deficit in some style as Michael Folorunsho fired in a magnificent swerving effort from range, but Roma were able to hold out for a win that sees them move up to eighth place. Verona remain in the relegation zone.