Llorente strikes late as Roma rescue draw at Fiorentina

A goal from Diego Llorente in the dying moments of the match secured AS Roma a vital point in the Serie A top-four race as they drew 2-2 at Fiorentina on Sunday.

Llorente was in the right place five minutes into stoppage time when a cross was nodded down for him to volley it into the far corner.

The result put Roma in fifth place in the standings with 48 points, three points behind Bologna, who occupy the fourth and last automatic Champions League qualification spot. Fiorentina are eighth with 43 points, eight behind Bologna.

Luca Ranieri put Fiorentina ahead after 18 minutes when he managed to get just ahead of his marker, heading in a flicked corner inside the far post. However, Roma equalised in the 58th minute when Houssem Aouar headed in from close range.

Fiorentina went ahead again in the 69th minute when Rolando Mandragora was played free inside the box, putting it away from a short distance, but Llorente silenced the home fans in stoppage time.