Roma 3-1 Fiorentina: 3 talking points as Tammy Abraham shines on debut | Serie A 2021-22

Tammy Abraham-AS Roma
Tammy Abraham-AS Roma

Roma made a winning start to their Serie A campaign under new manager Jose Mourinho with a 3-1 victory over Fiorentina earlier today.

Goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jordan Veretout sealed an impressive win for the hosts. Nikola Milenkovic levelled the score to 1-1 before Veretout scored a double against his former team to ensure three points for Roma.

Here at Anytime football, we look at the three major talking points from tonight’s contest.

Instant impact from Tammy Abraham

Roma signed the former Chelsea striker earlier this week and the 23-year-old has hit the ground running.

Abraham failed to get on the score sheet but he managed to set up goals for his teammates Mkhitaryan and Veretout. He was also instrumental in the sending off of Dragowski.

The former Chelsea striker did come close to scoring when he struck the crossbar with a close-range header when the score was 1-1.

Mourinho will be hoping for more of the same from his summer signing and the 23-year-old will be looking to get in amongst the goals next week.

Suspensions for both teams

Both teams played out a fiery contest today and the likes of Dragowski and Zaniolo picked up red cards either side of halftime.

Roma had an early advantage when Dragowski was sent off for Fiorentina on the 17th minute of the game but that advantage was negated seven minutes into the second half when Zaniolo was sent off after picking up his second yellow card of the game.

 Mourinho’s impressive start

The Portuguese manager was brought in to help Roma get back to winning silverware and the fans can be pleased with the start he has made.

Fiorentina was a tricky outing for them and Mourinho’s men have passed the test with flying colours.

The Portuguese manager’s impact was evident as Roma produced a controlled display and showed impressive defensive organisation despite going down to ten men early on in the second half.

The former Tottenham manager has won two Italian league titles with Inter Milan between 2008 and 2010. It will be interesting to see if he can guide Roma to domestic glory this season.