Roma win, Juventus snatch a draw

There were wins for Roma and Fiorentina in Serie A action on Saturday, while Juventus grabbed a late goal to salvage a draw against Chievo.

Fiorentina 1-0 Genoa (Stadio Artemio Franchi)

In Florence, Fiorentina survived the sending off of Milan Badelj in the second half to seal a 1-0 victory over Genoa.

Following a quiet first half, Khouma Babacar provided the spark on the hour mark as he rose to head home a cross from former West Brom man Borja Valero.

Only five minutes later, Croatian midfielder Badelj was shown his second yellow for an illegal tackle, and though the visitors would have their opportunities to level, Fiorentina held on for all three points.

Frosinone 0-2 Roma (Stadio Matusa)

Roma were dominant on the night as they secured a 2-0 victory over Frosinone at Stadio Matusa.

The hosts had a few early long-range efforts at goal, but Roma soon took control of the match.

They probably should have scored some time before they did, on the stroke of half-time, when Iago Falque latched on to a throw-in from Lucas Digne and found the back of the net.

Frosinone looked to get back in the game early in the second half, but Roma soon settled down – though their second goal would again come very late, substitute Mohamed Salah opening it up for Juan Iturbe, who made his way into the danger area and smashed it home.

Juventus 1-1 Chievo (Juventus Stadium)

Perparim Hetemaj gave Chievo the lead in the Turin after just five minutes, firing past Gianluigi Buffon from the edge of area.

Alvaro Morata, Roberto Pereyra and Stefano Sturaro all had good chances to equalise in the first half, but none of them succeeded.

The visitors held on doggedly in the second half and looked on course for three valuable points away from home, but Juventus were handed a reprieve six minutes from time when Hernanes was pulled down in the area.

Paulo Dybala stepped up and slotted the penalty into the top right corner to salvage a draw for his side.