By Sedara Oluwadara
Cristian Volpato and Stephan El Shaarawy scored in the closing stages to Roma’s save blushes after they toiled for almost an hour unable to break down ten-man Verona.
Volpato struck unerringly from the edge of the box to put Roma in front two minutes from time and then in injury time the youngster set up El Shaarawy who skilfully dinked over Lorenzo Montipo before netting from close range.
After he gave Verona the lead, Pawel Dawidowicz’s sending off gave Roma a big advantage, but after equalising on the stroke of half time they did not produce a glut of chances with Nemanja Matic’s header against the crossbar the only time they really looked like securing a winner in the second half.
Earlier, Verona took the lead when Dawidowicz diverted Davide Faraoni’s shot past Rui Patricio.
Four minutes later Dawidowicz was sent off for a crude karate kick on Nicolo Zaniolo’s thigh.
In injury time of the first half, Roma got back on level terms when Tammy Abraham missed his third clear opportunity, as his shot came back off the post, but the ball fell to Nicolo Zaniolo who slotted into the empty net.
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